Development Trends of Tobacco Product Turnover Sector in the Republic of Armenia


  • Eduard Ghazaryan Doctor, professor
  • Davit Hovhannisyan Ph.D.
  • Monika Artenyan Yerevan State University



Tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, heated cigarettes, nicotine-containing, volumes of import, production and export of tobacco products


Global retail sales of nicotine-containing tobacco products including both cigarettes with filter and without, as well as e-cigarettes, heated cigarettes, and other nicotine-containing tobacco products totaled approximately $853 billion in 2020. The volume of retail sales of cigarettes was about 717 billion dollars (5.2 trillion rolls), about 84.1 percent of the total. In case of adding the volumes of cigars and cigarillos to this indicator, combustible cigarettes will be turned out to be about 93.1 percent of the retail sales of tobacco products in 2020.

According to the World Health Organization, 22 percent of the world's population uses tobacco products in 2020. The Republic of Armenia is ranked 42nd in the world in terms of the proportion of smokers in the total population, making 25.5%. The study showed that the import volumes of tobacco products decreased by almost 20% in 2022 compared to 2019, along with which the import volumes of heated and electronic cigarettes increased. 37% of cigarettes were imported from RF, 68% of electronic cigarettes were imported from the PRC, and 99% of heated cigarettes were imported from the RF. 72% of the total volume of cigarette exports and 75% of heated cigarettes were exported to the Republic of Iraq.

Author Biographies

Eduard Ghazaryan, Doctor, professor

Doctor of economics, professor

Davit Hovhannisyan, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Economics

Monika Artenyan, Yerevan State University

Мasters student at the Faculty of Economics and Management of YSU


Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, Global Trends in Nicotine, 2021․



How to Cite

Ghazaryan, E., Hovhannisyan, D., & Artenyan, M. (2024). Development Trends of Tobacco Product Turnover Sector in the Republic of Armenia. Bulletin of Yerevan University G: Economics, 14(3 (42), 34–42.