Cuba says cigar sales up 8 percent in 2013
- Submitted by: lena campos
- 02 / 26 / 2014
Ana Lopez is a marketing executive with Habanos SA, a mixed-ownership enterprise involving the state-owned Cubatabaco and the British company Altadis, which is based in Spain.
Lopez says sales were $447 million in 2013, up from $416 million the previous year.
Company vice president Javier Terres cites growth in Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern markets.
They spoke Monday on the opening day of Havana's annual International Cigar Festival.