Sector: Manufacture of tobacco products (C12)

The sector for the manufacture of tobacco products covers nearly 5% of industrial production in the country and creates a little more than 1% of value added in industry.

The level of wages in the sector is one of the highest. The average monthly wage is estimated at about 1200 BGN and provides employment of 3.5 thousand people (0.7% of employees in manufacturing industry).

The index of industrial production and turnover of this sector in 2010 was deteriorated by 9.2 and 16.2 points. In the sector has been an increase in producer prices (11.7 percentage points compared to 2009).

Manufacture of tobacco products is performed by 26 companies, concentrated in South Central and South Western regions. More important companies are Blagoevgrad BT, Socotab, Alliance One Tobacco Bulgaria, Cigarette Factory Plovdiv, Bulgartabac Sofia, Sun Stara Zagora, Pleven Tabak, Leaf Tobacco A Michailides, Bulgartabac Holding and others.

The revival of production in the sector affected the dynamics of exports, which in 2010 grew by 90.5%. Sector participation in foreign trade is 0.9% of total exports and 0.4% of total imports of the country.

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