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Cigars market research

Euromonitor has the world’s most comprehensive research on the cigars category within the tobacco industry.  We monitor and analyse industry trends around the world, including in-depth data on market share and market size – from the “big picture” qualitative analysis; down to specific category data. 

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Our cigars market research answer questions such as:

  • What is the market size of cigars?
  • What are the major brands in cigars?
  • What are the main distribution channels for cigars and which are performing well?
  • What is the proportion of hand-made versus machine manufactured cigars?

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Country Report

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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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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Cigars in Portugal

Cigars continue to be associated with luxury, with many consumers regarding cigars as expensive and for special occasions, rather than smoking cigars on an everyday basis. While cigars are associated with status, this is not always a positive ...

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Cigars in Vietnam

The demand for cigars remained very low in Vietnam due to its high price and very strong flavour. Cigars are considered super-premium products; often purchased by the most affluent consumers. Business partners also give cigars as a gift to each other...

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Cigars in Uzbekistan

Smoking cigars is not developed in Uzbekistan and is unlikely to grow.

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Cigars in Uruguay

In Uruguay there is no great tradition for smoking cigars and cigarillos. With the exception of some high-income earners who do smoke cigars regularly, the vast majority of cigar and cigarillo consumers are only occasional smokers. The traditionally ...

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Cigars in Guatemala

Cigar/cigarillo smoking is not traditional in Guatemala. Cigar smoking is a trend that has filtered through from Europe, but it has never gained importance on a country level. According to industry sources, the current customer base is composed of ...

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Cigars in Iran

Sales of cigars remained negligible in 2014 as Iranian consumers are not used to smoking cigars on a daily basis. Availability also remained weak in 2014 and cigars could be found only in a few tobacco specialists and newsagent-tobacconists/kiosks in...

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Cigars in Israel

In 2014, cigar smokers temporarily reduced their consumption due to increased taxation. However, both smokers and distributors are expected to acclimatise to the new taxation, largely because typical cigar smokers are not particularly ...

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Cigars in Hungary

Cigar smoking is traditionally perceived as a status symbol of the upper class in Hungary. As cigars were always markedly more expensive than cigarettes, the average Hungarian did not try them at all, only the wealthy could afford cigars. Therefore ...

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Cigars in Belarus

The tradition of smoking cigars or cigarillos is practically non-existent in Belarus. Cigars and cigarillos remain expensive and unaffordable for the majority of Belarusian consumers, being perceived as luxury products. Awareness of the products ...

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Cigars in Croatia

There is not much of a tradition of cigar smoking in Croatia. Before the independence in 1991, there were no mentionable importers of cigars, and as after that a number of companies opened dedicating themselves to promoting cigars and cigarillos, the...

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Cigars in Ecuador

Traditionally, cigars was mainly consumed by males of 50-years old and above in the middle-high and, in particular, high income groups. Cigar consumption is generally regarded as a luxury habit due to the high price of the main brands, which are ...

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Cigars in Estonia

Estonians are quite often on a rush and spare time is highly valued, therefore they hardly find sufficient time for time-consuming activities, such as smoking cigars. Still, there is a consumer base among which smoking cigars is appreciated and it is...

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Cigars in Argentina

Argentina does not have a strong tradition regarding cigars. Smoking cigars is perceived as part of a luxury world, because of its high cost, since the best brands are imported. The target audience for cigars in Argentina is mostly high-income men ...

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Cigars in Austria

While there is no strong tradition in Austria of smoking cigars and cigarillos, there is a number of cigar enthusiasts in the country who mainly enjoy cigars in various cigar smoking clubs and lounges. However, it is estimated that roughly only 3% of...

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Cigars in Bosnia-Herzegovina

There is no strong tradition of cigar/cigarillos smoking in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Cigar smoking was always considered a luxury that few consumers can afford. Even those few consumers rarely smoke regularly, reserving cigars for special occasions.

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Cigars in Bulgaria

Cigar smoking has a long history in Bulgaria, but its image is very different from that of cigarettes and smoking tobacco. While cigarettes are the everyday smoking product, cigars (large, standard, small and even cigarillos) are seen as luxury. They...

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Cigars in Switzerland

Smoking cigars and cigarillos has a long history in Switzerland, with the stereotypical public image of cigars tending to involve premium hand-rolled products smoked by middle-aged and elderly men, while cigarillos is purchased mainly by younger ...

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Cigars in Bolivia

Bolivians have not developed the tradition of smoking cigars. The main consumers of these products were exposed to them when travelling to other countries, and belong mainly to high-income households. Artisanal cigars which have no brand name or ...

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Cigars in the United Kingdom

Cigar culture in the UK has changed drastically in the past decade, with the volume of large cigars sold dropping by over 40% since 2007 alone, and declining twice as fast as cigarillos. Cigarillos account for 47% of the UK cigar market in terms of ...

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Cigars in Canada

Cigars is a category with a long history in Canada and the stereotypical public image of the cigar tends to be one of premium handmade products, often from the Dominican Republic or Cuba, smoked by powerful, wealthy and usually older men. However, ...

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Cigars in Peru

Peru does not have a strong cigar smoking tradition. Relatively high unit prices for cigars and cigarillos mean that demand is largely limited to more affluent consumers, mainly men in urban areas. Moreover, distribution of these products is ...

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Cigars in Colombia

In Colombia the tradition of smoking cigars was not widespread, and cigars targeted mainly affluent consumers, being available within the major Colombian cities. Males were the most important group of consumers, and in general they smoked ...

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Cigars in Greece

Cigar/cigarillo smoking in Greece remained fairly uncommon with only 0.2% of total smokers consuming cigars and/or cigarillos. In most cases this was a habit reserved for special occasions, such as festive events. The number of cigar/cigarillo ...

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Cigars in Latvia

Despite the long presence of cigars, which were available in Latvia already during Soviet times, the tradition for smoking cigars is still evolving. Historically cigars started to be produced during World War II at Pogar Cigarettes and Cigar Factory ...

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Cigars in Costa Rica

Cigar consumption increased in Costa Rica before and during the review period mainly due to a rise in travel and tourism, and an increase in the number of immigrants landing in Costa Rica, which helped to support premium cigars. Locals’ interest is ...

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Cigars in Macedonia

Macedonia does not have any great tradition for cigars and cigarillos. It is far better known for its high per capita consumption of cigarettes due to the availability of many low-priced brands.

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