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Market Research on Cigars

Euromonitor International publishes the world's most comprehensive market research on cigars within the tobacco industry. We provide data and analysis on everything from total market sizes, market shares and industry trends to specific sub-category level information, including:

Related to this market: consumer electronics, ingredients, institutional channels, hot drinks, soft drinks, dairy drinks, packaged food and retailing.

In addition we can provide in-depth data and statistics on: consumer lifestyles, income and expenditure, population, cities, households, the digital consumer, economy, finance and trade.

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Company Profile

British American Tobacco Plc in Tobacco

British American Tobacco (BAT) is the world’s second largest international tobacco company with dominance in Latin America and Australasia, and presence in each tobacco category.

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Company Profile

Philip Morris International Inc in Tobacco

PMI, the largest of the international tobacco companies and with the strongest brand portfolio, including brands such as Marlboro and L&M, is responding to the challenge of falling cigarettes volumes in all regions by investing heavily in brand ...

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Japan Tobacco Inc. in Tobacco

Japan Tobacco Inc (JT) is the world’s third largest international tobacco company with dominance in its domestic Japanese market along with substantial shares in Eastern Europe and Western Europe and presence in each tobacco category.

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Country Report

Cigars in Thailand

Cigars and cigarillos are not popular in Thailand as they carry high prices, have a strong taste and can rarely be found in general grocery stores. Moreover, cigar consumption is associated with affluence, older people and high society. Thus, cigars ...

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Cigars in the United Arab Emirates

Tobacco products in general are very popular and have a long tradition of consumption in the United Arab Emirates. Many residents enjoy smoking shisha in cafés, or the traditional medwakh pipe, in addition to cigarettes. As many affluent residents ...

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Cigars in India

Smoking cigars is no longer restricted to middle- and upper-income consumers. Cigar and cigarillo consumption has also grown in popularity among working consumers. Many working consumers in urban areas such as New Delhi and Mumbai visit cigar lounges...

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Cigars in Taiwan

The main consumers of cigars and cigarillos in Taiwan tend to be successful business people and politicians aged over 40. They particularly enjoy cigars and cigarillos at private parties and clubs. These people can afford expensive cigars and ...

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Cigars in Japan

Cigars have traditionally been a niche product, mainly purchased by wealthy middle aged men. Sales were thus impacted by economic concerns in Japan towards the end of the review period. However, there are glimmers of hope, with cigarillos succeeding ...

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Cigars in Indonesia

Smoking cigars and cigarillos remains in the shadows in comparison with cigarette smoking, which has proliferated in Indonesian society. The habit of smoking cigars and cigarillos has yet to gain esteem amongst the population, in contrast with ...

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Cigars in Singapore

In Singapore, cigars are generally looked upon as a luxury tobacco product for older and more affluent consumers. The consumer base for cigars also comprises expatriates and tourists from countries where cigar smoking is more popular. Cigars have a ...

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Cigars in New Zealand

Cigars’ use in New Zealand continued to be typified by cigar aficionados in 2014. Often these consumers will use these as a celebratory device rather than habitually smoke in the manner of cigarette smokers. The biggest impact on the category came in...

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Cigars in Cameroon

Traditionally, Cameroonians do not smoke cigars; their consumption has been restricted to expatriates in the country. Most consumers continue to view cigars as a status symbol due to their high unit prices; they are usually associated with ...

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Cigars in Hong Kong, China

Cigars are luxury tobacco products and the general perception is that it is only consumed by old and prosperous people. The recent boom of wine sales and the increase of income have led potential customers to seek knowledge about cigars, as consuming...

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Cigars in Romania

Cigar smoking is a trend that has evident in the past several years. From smoking lounges to themed dinners and even social clubs, the cigar is no longer a luxury enjoyed by old men in smoking jackets – it is a lifestyle choice for a range of men.

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Cigars in Serbia

There has not been a long cigar smoking tradition in Serbia. Most consumers are not well educated about the products and the ways they should be consumed. However, although improved distribution of these products may result in better informed ...

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Cigars in Malaysia

Cigars experienced 8% current value growth in 2014, slightly better than the previous year (6%). This was mainly due to the fact that some tobacco specialists opened up new outlets, along with an increase of foreign tourists who spend more on cigars ...

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Cigars in the Philippines

Cigars has a long-standing history with Filipinos. Initially brought in to the country by the Spanish, families would hand roll their own cigars to smoke with family and friends. Subsequently, the Spanish colonial rulers developed a taste for higher ...

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Global Briefing

Global Tobacco: Key Findings Part 2 - Other Tobacco Products

Other tobacco products (OTP), which includes all non-cigarettes products, is growing in Western and Eastern Europe, regions adversely affected by residual financial crisis and where cigarettes taxation is making such products appealing. The same ...

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Cigars in Ireland

Category volume sales declined by 3% in 2014. There is not a strong tradition of cigar smoking in Ireland. Traditionally, cigars were smoked in restaurants after meals. However, the ban on smoking meant this was no longer possible. In addition, ...

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Cigars in Mexico

In Mexico, cigar and cigarillo smoking is not very common among the population, as these tobacco products are regarded by most consumers as luxury items to be consumed on a special occasion. Many people find cigars unpleasant to consume, because of ...

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Cigars in Kazakhstan

Generally, cigars and cigarillos are considered costly and prestigious tobacco products. In Kazakhstan the number of loyal consumers of cigars and cigarillos was insignificant in 2014; there were few people who smoked cigars and cigarillos on a daily...

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Cigars in Turkey

Unlike water pipes and cigarettes, cigars are not a part of Turkish smoking tradition. There are three types of cigar smokers in Turkey. The first group is high-end male consumers smoking hand-made cigars. This group corresponds to a very small ...

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Cigars in Italy

Italian per capita cigar consumption is one of the highest in the world. Cigars are deeply-rooted in Italian culture in terms of both production and smoking.

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Cigars in Germany

The public smoking bans in the foodservice channel and other public places, which were imposed in 2007 and later, have completely ousted cigars from public life in Germany. Cigar and cigarillo (excluding eco-cigarillos) smoking has a long history in ...

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Cigars in Finland

The overall consumption of tobacco products, including cigars and cigarillos, is in decline in Finland. However, due to the lower volume base, a more premium feel of the products and healthier image, the decline was less visible than it was for ...

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Cigars in Saudi Arabia

Cigars in Saudi Arabia continued to record positive growth throughout the review period due to rising consumer awareness and growing knowledge of the different types and grades of cigars. As Saudi Arabia is a country with high average incomes, there ...

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Cigars in Lithuania

The prevalence of cigars and cigarillos is quite limited in Lithuania, as these products are mainly consumed by people with higher incomes. Meanwhile, companies find it difficult to advertise these products due to existing strict restrictions. Thus, ...

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Cigars in Norway

Cigar/cigarillo smoking is marginalised in Norway with consumption primarily confined to festive occasions. Cigars, in particular, are perceived as luxury/premium tobacco.

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Cigars in Belgium

There is a long-established tradition of cigar and cigarillo smoking in Belgium, although the category continues to suffer from declining volume sales, with volume sales of cigars declining by 4% in 2014, mainly due to the lower interest in cigars ...

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Cigars in Algeria

There is no tradition of smoking cigars and cigarillos in Algeria. Indeed, smoking cigars is unpopular, even among high-income urban smokers and cigar smoking clubs do not exist in Algeria.

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Cigars in Georgia

In Georgia cigars/cigarillos were not very popular and there is no tradition of smoking these products in the country. Due to their high price, these goods are perceived as luxury items and are therefore mainly only smoked on special occasions. ...

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Cigars in Pakistan

Cigar sales are very small in Pakistan given the huge number of smokers in the country. Sales are limited to a small niche which consists of people from upper-income classes who live in urban cities such as Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The majority...

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Cigars in Sweden

Cigar smoking does not have any strong and independent historical tradition in Sweden. However, recent years have seen a return to growth amongst at least some segments of cigar smokers. This coincides with a general trend that is alive and well ...

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Global Briefing

Tobacco Legislation

All but uniquely among fmcg industries, tobacco legislation is not simply a guiding element or a means of enforcing consumer standards but a central determining factor in the performance of tobacco markets. As the cumulative de-normalising impact of ...

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Cigars in Slovakia

Cigar smoking does not have a deeply-rooted tradition in Slovakia as it was overshadowed by pipe tobacco smoking. Cigars suffered from lower availability and high price tags and was available to and affordable only by affluent consumers.

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Cigars in Dominican Republic

There is a longstanding tradition of smoking cigars/cigarillos in the Dominican Republic. Since colonial times, tobacco was at the core of the Dominican economy, reflected in the fact that one of only five tobacco factories in the whole Spanish ...

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Cigars in China

Cigars, which in China are traditionally viewed as luxury products in Western culture, posted strong growth in 2014 of 17% in volume terms. Cigar smokers in China tend to be more affluent people due to the category’s significantly higher unit prices....

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Cigars in Denmark

Denmark has a strong tradition for cigar smoking, which is partly linked to the country’s colonial past in the West Indies. It had the largest per capita consumption in the world in the 1960s where cigar smoking was common amongst both male and ...

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Cigars in Nigeria

Traditionally, Nigerians did not smoke cigars, except those who had travelled abroad, so sales within the country were insignificant. With the increase in the number of Nigerians travelling to Europe and North America, many of whom settle down but ...

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Cigars in Azerbaijan

In 2014, cigars registered retail volume growth of 5% to exceed nine million units and current value growth of 8% to reach sales worth AZN45 million. Smoking cigars and cigarillos is not a daily habit in Azerbaijan. These products’ higher prices ...

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Cigars in the Czech Republic

There is a long tradition of smoking cigars in the Czech Republic and cigars had a relatively stable consumer base in 2014. No visible trends were observed in cigars in 2014.

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Cigars in Morocco

Cigars in Morocco is still considered a niche category. The majority of people smoking cigars in Morocco are young adults who are addicted to fashion. Moreover, cigar smokers in Morocco are not familiar with one brand and they try different brands ...

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Cigars in Spain

Smoking cigars and cigarillos is a consolidated and sometimes social tradition in Spain. The consumption of these varies, however, depending on the type of product. Celebrations and “sobremesas” (after lunch social gatherings around the table) are ...

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Cigars in Egypt

Cigars were also affected by a significant increase in taxation towards the middle of the review period, causing unit prices to surge and retail volume sales to decline. Following steady growth during the early years of the review period, retail ...

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Cigars in France

There was still a strong tradition of cigar smoking in France two or three decades ago. After all, France is the country of cognac, which is often consumed with a good cigar. However, the consumer base for cigars strongly reduced from the 1980s, due ...

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Cigars in Chile

Consumption of cigars has declined in Chile in 2014 due to the high retail pricing of cigars, coupled with general economic deceleration, as well as the ban on smoking in enclosed public places including restaurants and pubs without special ...

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Cigars in Ukraine

Generally, Ukrainian smokers prefer cigarettes. Cigars are perceived as luxury products and so are usually associated with a high social and financial status. Cigars and cigarillos are also generally perceived as offering better quality tobacco. ...

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Cigars in South Africa

The illicit cigar trade continues to have a big impact on legal cigar sales in South Africa. Rising excise duty and taxes on an annual basis continually push up the unit prices of cigars and cigarillos in South Africa. Individuals are travelling ...

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Cigars in Venezuela

The tradition of cigar smoking in Venezuela depends largely on the consumer group. On the one side, there are affluent Venezuelans, defined as modern adults over the age of 30, who in the majority are professionals. This income group can afford to ...

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Cigars in Brazil

Cigars registered a poor performance in Brazil in 2014 mainly due to two key factors. The first of these is the declining import volume of such products, mainly from Cuba, and the second is linked with the fact that cigars are suffering from the same...

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