Japan Tobacco Inc. posted a 6.4% year-over-year increase in domestic sales during April.
The Tokyo-based company's sales during the month came in at ¥42.5 billion, up from ¥39.9 billion in April 2018.
The company sold 6.6 billion cigarettes in April, compared to 6.7 billion cigarettes sold in the same period a year ago.
In March, Japan Tobacco's domestic cigarette sales dropped 6% year over year.
For the first four months of the year, the company's domestic cigarette revenue came in at ¥157.8 billion, up 0.8% from ¥156.6 billion in the year-ago period.
As of May 22, US$1 was equivalent to ¥110.35.