Altadis U.S.A., the company responsible for the U.S sales of Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta and other brands, has informed retailers that it will be increasing prices on its products on Feb. 1, 2022.

In an email to retailers, the company said that while it strives to absorb increasing costs whenever possible, it is being forced to implement an increase based on higher costs with premium tobacco, production, packaging and supply chain. What the company did not do in that email is to go into any specifics about the increase, whether how much the increase will be or what lines are seeing increases. A representative from Altadis U.S.A. declined to comment on the price increase.

A sample of several prices throughout the company’s current price list compared to the January 2021 price list showed that most increases were found to be just a few pennies on the MSRP, though some increases were 25 cents or more.

Update — Shortly after this story was published a representative from Altadis U.S.A. replied to an email seeking comment though declined to provide a comment.

The following chart is a live look at what companies have announced price increases or no price increase for 2022.

CompanyPrice Increase
Alec BradleyYes
All Saints CigarsNo
Altadis U.S.A.Yes
Arturo FuenteYes
AshtonYes
AsylumYes
ATL Cigar Co.No
Battleground CigarsNo
Black Star Line CigarsYes
BlackbirdNo
Blanco Cigar Co.Yes
Bocock BrothersNo
BovedaNo
Casa CuevasYes.
Cavalier GenèveYes
CLEYes
ColibriNo
Crowned HeadsYes
Crux Cigars Yes
Dapper Cigar Co.Yes
Davidoff of Geneva USAYes
Dunbarton Tobacco & TrustYes
E.P. CarrilloYes
Emperors CutYes
Epic CigarsYes
Espinosa Premium CigarsNo
FratelloYes
General Cigar Co.Yes
German Engineered CigarsYes
Gran HabanoYes
GurkhaYes
Hiram & SolomonYes
HVC CigarsYes
IllusioneYes
J.C. NewmanYes
Jake Wyatt Cigar Co.No
JRE Tobacco Co.Yes
KristoffNo
La SirenaYes
Los CaidosNo
Matilde Cigar Co.Yes
Miami Cigar & Co.Yes
Nat CiccoYes
OlivaYes
PadillaYes
PatinaNo
PerdomoYes
Plasencia 1865Yes
Platinum NovaNo
PospiechYes
Rocky PatelYes
RoMa Craft TobacYes
S.T.DupontYes
SinistroNo
Southern DrawYes
TatuajeYes
Ventura Cigar Co.Yes
Villiger Cigars North AmericaNo

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