- Tobacco industry in Argentina
The tobacco industry of Argentina produced 157,294
tonnes of tobaccoin the 2003/2004 harvest, of which the larger part (93,327 tonnes) were exported. The planted area was 831.75 km², of which 776 were harvested.
tobaccoindustry is dominated by two transnational companies: Massalin Particulares S.A. (a subsidiary of Philip Morris, which sells the Marlboro brand, and which in turn is associated with Tabacos Norte S.A.) and Nobleza Piccardo (a subsidiary of British American Tobacco, which sells international brands such as Lucky Strike, Viceroy and Camel, as well as national ones like Jockey and Derby).
Tobacco producers are concentrated in the north of the country. The provinces of Jujuy and Salta (in the north-west), and Misiones (in the north-eastern Mesopotamia), are the leading ones, with over 45,000 tonnes/year each. The other tobacco-producing provinces are Tucumán, Corrientes, Chaco and Catamarca.
Tobacco plays an important role in the economy of the producing areas, which are comparatively poor provinces. The Argentine tobacco industry employs 500,000 people, about half of them directly involved in the planting and harvesting, only about 2% in the manufacturing of the derived products, and the rest in distribution and sales. Therefore, despite the fact that the consequences of smoking are a major health issue in Argentina, the national government supports the producers by means of a Tobacco Special Fund ("Fondo Especial del Tabaco", FET), which consists in a
subsidyplus easier access to credit in order to modernize the industry.
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* "Dirección Nacional de Producción y Economía Agropecuaria y Forestal - Área Tabaco." [http://www.sagpya.mecon.gov.ar/scripts/tab_esti.idc Production and export of tobacco] and [http://www.sagpya.mecon.gov.ar/scripts/tab_pcia.idc Production of tobacco by province] .
* cite paper|author=M. G. Rozada, G. Sánchez, M. Angueira, F. J. Bartolomé Verra|date=2002|url=http://www.msal.gov.ar/htm/site_tabaco/pdf/Estudio%20econometrico%202002%5B1%5D%5B1%5D.final.pdf
format=PDF|title=Análisis económico del consumo de tabaco en Argentina
* ComunicaRSE. [http://www.comunicarseweb.com.ar/directorio/massalin.html Massalin Particulares S.A.]
* [http://www.noblezapiccardo.com/ Nobleza Piccardo] - Company website.
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