Cigarette producer JTI Kazakhstan closes one of its facilities.

By bne IntelliNews March 20, 2012
JTI Kazakhstan, the second largest cigarette producer in the country will close its production facility in Shymkent in the end of May. In result, 80 people will lose their jobs. The plant experienced a steady decline in production in the recent years due to falling consumer demand, growing prices for raw materials and growing production costs. Thus, the company decided to consolidate its production in Almaty. The facility in Shymkent was launched in 1995.
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