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For years, Indonesia defied the global cigarette trend but that narrative changed in 2016. The market lost its resilience, and for the first time in nine years, cigarette sales in Indonesia declined. more

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 PM Features

Star Tobacco International has promoted Mehmet Ayyildiz to the newly-created position of vice president Indonesian region. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:00 AM News

Anti-smoking groups in Indonesia have accused the tobacco industry of “veiled marketing” – promoting sales by giving retailers cash rewards, shopping vouchers, and even money. more

Sep 11, 2017 3:00 AM News

Higher sin taxes have prompted cost-conscious smokers in the world’s second largest cigarette market to move from premium brands to cheaper ones. more

Sep 11, 2017 2:00 AM News

Indonesia’s trade ministry is planning to issue a new regulation to control tobacco product imports, with one key point requiring importers to use some domestic tobacco. more

Jul 14, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf

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Solvay Acetow GmbH

Attendees participated in a series of presentations and discussions about the cigarette filter markets and innovation. more

May 23, 2017 12:00 AM Manufacturing

A proposed new bill in Indonesia’s parliament that could lead to a sharp increase in the country’s tobacco output to 524 billion cigarettes by 2020 has not been killed yet, despite the government’s earlier claim that it would. more

May 15, 2017 12:00 AM News

Leading Indonesian cigarette paper manufacturer BMJ recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a spectacular “Silver 2 Gold” event in Karawang. more

Mar 9, 2017 12:00 AM Manufacturing

A new synthetic tobacco laced with cannabis chemicals called “Ganesha” was discovered in Indonesia. more

Mar 9, 2017 12:00 AM News

Tobacco farmers in the mountainous Merapi-Merbabu areas are having a difficult year due to the wet dry season threatening to reduce the quality of their tobacco leaves, which may lead to severe price drops. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

West Nusa Tenggara continues to monitor the purchasing process of Virginia tobacco leaves produced by local farmers despite a signed agreement that aims to protect them and their partner cigarette companies. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

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Source: FAOSTAT

Due to environmental effects brought on by Mount Raung’s eruption, Indonesia’s total tobacco growing area in 2015 was reduced. more

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Features

High-Quality Leaf from Indonesia The Merchants’ P.O.V.

Photo courtesy of Alliance One International

The Indonesian archipelago looks back at a long history of cultivating tobacco crops. But what are merchants doing to maintain and improve high-quality output to help Indonesian tobacco stay competitive in the world market? more

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Wahid Foundation director Yenny Wahid urges the government and the house of representatives to pass a tobacco bill into law to save local growers as tobacco is the asset of the Indonesian nation. more

Sep 2, 2016 12:00 AM News

As a global enterprise that simultaneously maintains deep community roots, Djarum Foundation is keenly aware of the need to protect and preserve its surroundings, for the continuity of life and benefit of future generations. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

Growing pressure from foreign NGOs demanding Indonesia immediately ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has been met with strong resistance from East Java Governor Soekarwo. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

Indonesian Trade Minister Thomas Lembong has said that plain packaging for the cigarette industry as implemented by Australia is completely inappropriate. more

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

University of Indonesia public health expert Hasbullah Thabrany threw down the gauntlet to the government recently, demanding that it amend existing tobacco excise provisions in a bid to downscale the prevalence of smoking in the country. more

May 7, 2016 12:00 AM News

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Moken

The largest cigar market growth in the last 10 years (in terms of value) has been in Asia, with China being the fastest growing country for consumption. more

May 4, 2016 12:00 AM Features

With China being the country where the e-cigarette was invented, the rest of Asia has a somewhat confused relationship with electronic smoking devices as far as legislation is concerned. TOBACCO ASIA takes a closer look at e-smoking regulations. more

May 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features


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