Tutunski Kombinat AD Prilep is state-owned company.
From a historical standpoint, Tobacco engaged in manufacturing cigarettes (Cigarettes Ltd) and the processing and sale of processed fermented tobacco (Tobacco Ltd) as well as small quantities of filter rods, cut tobacco and adhesives. However, these activities always occupied a smaller part of the trade.
Corporate governance structure: General Meeting of Shareholders and Board of Directors of 6 members (1 CEO, 2 executive directors and three non-executive directors) with a 4 year term.
In recent years there is a significant trend towards cigarettes with low and high levels of tar. This variant already takes 83% of sales in volume and quality. Health awareness in Macedonia rapidly expanding and growing so the percentage of these cigarettes presents possible option.
Macedonian law prohibits the sale of tobacco products on self-service, including online retail and vending machines for cigarettes. Independent small shops remained the leading distribution channel for cigarettes in 2012. These stores are most comfortable market for day-to-day distribution due to their locations and extended time.
Oriental tobaccos have an average share of 86.72%, semi-Oriental 5.61%, 7.27% and Virginia Burley share of 0.40%. Type “Prilep” is the leading type of tobacco in the production structure of Macedonia. Along with Collar, occupy more than 81% of the total production of raw tobacco in Macedonia. Oriental is the third largest type of tobacco worldwide, behind Virginia and Burley.