OREANDA-NEWS. June 20, 2012. Belarus’ privately-owned LLC Tabak-Invest, based in Minsk, reduced the output of tobaccos by 15.2% in January-May 2012 to 2.565 billion pieces, an official with Belgospischeprom concern told.

Tabak-Invest makes Winston, Monte Carlo, Camel, Mild Seven brands under contracts with JT International (JTI), and West, Golden Gate and Imperial Classic brands under a licence agreement with Imperial Tobacco Group.

The company also makes Korona, its own brand revitalized in August 2010.

Production under contracts with JTI accounted for 76.2% of the Tabak-Invest output in January-May 2012 with 1.954 billion units (down 27% on the year), and Imperial Tobacco Group brands accounted for 8.6% with 0.222 billion units (down 7.6% on the year). Tabak-Invest’s own Korona brand output accounted for 13% of the overall output – 0.391 billion, 3.6 times as much.

Tabak-Invest had its 2012 production quota cut by 20% to 6.23 billion pieces.