Maya Selva Cigars is the latest company to announce that it has had to implement a price increase as a result of the rising costs of producing and shipping premium cigars.

The company did not disclose specifics of the increases, but a representative said that the increases are between 3 and 5 percent across the company’s portfolio, which includes the Flor de Selva, Cumpay, and Villa Zamorano brands. That representative also indicated that the price increase is “quite less than the real increase in general to everything that involves the process of manufacturing cigars and putting them in the market.”

The company said there were many factors that led to the need to raise prices, including significant increases in the price of tobacco and other materials, labor force, logistics and transportation.

“Increasing prices is never the intent, and so we put our best effort to keep it as low as possible for the aficionado,” the representative told halfwheel.

The price increases went into effect on February 1.

The following chart looks at what companies have announced price increases or no price increases for 2023.

CompanyPrice Increase?
AJ FernandezNo
Alec BradleyYes
All Saints CigarsYes
BattlegroundNo
Bellatto Premium CigarsYes
Bocock BrothersYes
CaldwellYes
CLEYes
Crowned HeadsYes
CruxYes
D'CrossierNo
DavidoffYes
Drew EstateYes
Dunbarton Tobacco & TrustYes
E.P. CarrilloYes
EpicNo
Espinosa Premium CigarsYes
Esteban CarrerasNo
FableNo
FavilliNo
Ferio TegoNo
Forged Cigar Co.Yes
Foundation Cigar Co.No
Fuerte y LibreYes
GaroNo
General Cigar Co.Yes
Gran HabanoNo
Habanos S.A.Yes
Howard G Cigars No
Iconic LeafYes
IllusioneNo
J.C. NewmanYes
Karen BergerNo
La Flor DominicanaNo
La PalinaYes
La SirenaNo
Lost&FoundYes
Lotus/VertigoNo
Luciano CigarsNo
Maya Selva CigarsYes
Miami Cigar & Co.No
My Father CigarsNo
Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.Yes
Oveja Negra BrandsNo
Paul GarmirianYes
PDR CigarsNo
PerdomoYes
Platinum NovaNo
Plasencia CigarsYes
PowstanieYes
Quality Importers Trading Co.No
Rocky PatelYes
Rojas CigarsYes
Sinistro CigarsYes
Southern DrawNo
Vintage Rock-A-FellerNo
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