Habanos S.A. sales are up 8% according to co-president Jorge Luis Fernández Maique. The new report also indicates tobacco production is going smoothly, which is not the case in every major cigar producing country.

The figures are preliminary, and only indicative through August, the final 2012 figures will likely be announced at the Festival del Habano XV on February 26, 2013.

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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.