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Cigar Imports

Report: Premium Cigar Imports Drop From Record High of 2022

The CAA’s latest report shows imports aren’t keeping pace with the record year of 2022, but they are still incredibly strong compared to pre-COVID-19 levels.

Report: Premium Cigar Imports Cool During Q1 2023

While imports were down 8.8 percent from the record-setting pace set last year, 2023 has been noticeably stronger compared to where the cigar market was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU Import Numbers Show Growth of New World Cigars, Decline for Cuba

Total imports to the EU were up 29.97 percent compared to 2021. For the first time, Nicaragua exported more cigars and cigarillos to EU member countries than Cuba did.

Report: Record Number of Premium Cigar Imports into the U.S. in 2022

There were 464.54 million premium cigars imported into the U.S. in 2022, a record-setting year. That increase is largely due to one country: Nicaragua.

Report: Premium Cigar Imports Remain Strong Through August 2022

Imports from the Dominican Republic and Honduras are more or less flat through the end of August 2022 but Nicaragua continues to grow.

Report: Premium Cigar Imports Remain Strong Through First Five Months of 2022

While the import numbers remain strong overall, May 2022 failed to beat 2021, dropping 4.25 percent largely due to the Dominican Republic’s exports to the U.S.

Report: January-April 2022 Premium Cigar Imports Beating Last Year

A 10.3 percent increase in exports of Nicaraguan cigars to the U.S. is fueling an even stronger year of cigar imports.

Report: January 2022 Premium Cigar Imports Beat 2021

Despite a more than 40 percent decline in imports of Dominican cigars, the import numbers for January 2022 are up compared to last year.

Report: More Premium Cigars Imported to U.S. in 2021 Than Any Year on Record

The good news: the U.S. imported more premium cigars in 2021 than any year since the CAA started measuring this data.
The bad news: the slowdown has already started.

Report: U.S. Premium Cigar Imports Exceeded 400 Million in 2021

More than 420 million premium cigars were imported to the U.S. during the first 11 months of 2021, far exceeding the imports in 2020. The…

Report: September 2021 Was The Third Month in A Row of 40+ Million Premium Cigar Imports

There were 44.14 million premium cigars imported to the U.S. during September 2021 according to a report from the Cigar Association of America. The organization…