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Tabacalera, S.A.
TypeSociedad Anónima
  • Institución del Estanco de Tabaco
  • Compañía Arrendataria de Tabacos
FoundedMarch 1945 (1945-03)
DefunctApril 1999 (1999-04)
FateMerged with SEITA
ProductsDucados, Fortuna

Tabacalera, formerly the Compañía Arrendataria de Tabacos, was a Spanish tobacco monopoly whose origins date back to 1636, making it the oldest tobacco company in the world [1].

In 1999, the company merged with SEITA of France to form Altadis, which was later purchased by Imperial Tobacco. Its brands included Ducados and Fortuna.

Tabacalera owns 50% stake in Cuba's official cigar export operation Corporación Habanos.Since buying the stake 15 years ago, Tabacalera has played a key role in marketing and selling Cuban cigars in more than 150 countries around the world.[1]


  1. ^ Buck, Tobias (2015-06-15). "Spain's Tabacalera set to take the cigar in US amid Cuba detente". Retrieved 2019-12-16.