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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. 

Euromonitor data and market analysis cultivates your organization’s awareness of the cigars market and the greater competitive environment, ensuring accurate and focused strategies for your business.

A resource for your entire organization, Euromonitor market research supports every level of business, assisting in strategic development, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and brand management.

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 Hong Kong, China

Cigars are considered a luxury tobacco product. In the past, most cigar smokers were older consumers with higher purchasing powers; however, the launch of some small cigars and cigarillos led to these products becoming more appealing to young adult ...

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Global Briefing

New Product Developments in Other Tobacco Products and Vapour Devices

In many global markets, tax and manufacturer driven price increases on cigarettes are leading to growth in other tobacco products (OTP). Manufacturer innovation in the categories therefore often revolves around enhancing the viability of OTP as an ...

Mar 2015 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in Singapore

Cigars used to be a niche product in Singapore and popular among older, affluent consumers, the majority of whom were male. Cigars were viewed as a luxury product and a status symbol. Cigars were also a common sight among expatriates and hotel ...

Feb 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in the Philippines

Cigars and cigarillos smoking has long been popular amongst members of higher society classes. This dates back to the time when the Spaniards introduced tobacco production in the Philippines. There has since then been a tradition of local hand-made ...

Feb 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in Kazakhstan

Cigars remained an occasional tobacco product for most people in Kazakhstan. Number of those who smoke cigars on regular basis was very insignificant and comprised of wealthy people only, as prices for cigars remain very high for most consumers in ...

Feb 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in Thailand

In Thailand, cigars are less popular than cigarettes due to their high price, strong taste, and projection of luxury. People normally perceive that cigars are suitable for old and very wealthy types of people. Therefore, cigars are for a niche ...

Feb 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in Georgia

The tradition of cigar and cigarillo smoking in Georgia is rather lower compared to the tradition of cigarette smoking. Cigars and cigarillos are comparably new in Georgian smoking culture and at the same time the price per unit is much higher, so ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Belarus

There is no tradition of smoking cigars or cigarillos in Belarus. Cigars and cigarillos remain expensive and unaffordable for the majority of Belarusian consumers, being perceived as luxury products. Awareness of the products is still relatively low ...

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Country Report

Cigars in Russia

The tradition of smoking cigars is not very common in Russia. Cigar smoking is not cheap and not popular with all smokers. Cigar smoking is a ritual, with consumers taking time to do it in a quiet environment. Typically, the cigar-smoking man is ...

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Cigars in Uzbekistan

Cigars are virtually invisible in Uzbekistan, and unlikely to appear in the short-term future. The reasons behind this absence are consumers’ low awareness, the high price of cigars as well as the very limited supply. Unpopularity of cigars is also ...

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Country Report

Cigars in South Korea

In South Korea, the cigar market is not much developed yet and its volume sales continue to decline due to negative effects from unofficial purchasing through internet retailing. In 2013, standard cigars recorded retail volume sales of only 0.1 ...

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Country Report

Cigars in Tunisia

Cigar smokers in Tunisia tend to be affluent people. In fact, most Tunisian consumers are not familiar with a cigar smoking culture because these products are too expensive for them. People who do smoke cigars in Tunisia tend to be those who can ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

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 products, cigars (large, standard, small and even cigarillos) are seen as luxury ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in Hungary

Cigar consumption has been traditionally perceived as a luxury in Hungary, being a noble habit in the past. In modern times, cigars continued to be deemed a status symbol of the upper class. Nowadays, cigars lacks mass consumption. The small size of ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in Azerbaijan

Towards the end of the review period, there was still no tradition for cigar smoking in Azerbaijan. Typical cigar smokers remain wealthy middle-aged men and younger residents of Baku city. Another important consumer group comprises those who purchase...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Serbia

Cigars remained a tiny niche at the end of the review period in Serbia, partly due to a lack of tradition for these products. These products have a very limited consumer base and there is little interest in cigar smoking among most consumers. ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in India

In India, until 1990 cigars was a nascent area, with consumption restricted to upper and upper-middle income consumers. However, once India opened-up to globalisation, many consumers visited foreign nations and came to understand the cigar culture ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Malaysia

Cigars recorded stronger current value and volume growth in 2013 than in 2012, with the improving economy encouraging many people to trade-up to cigars. This was especially the case with cigars, which are perceived as a status symbol. In addition, ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in Vietnam

Traditionally, cigars in Vietnam are premium products with very niche demand, restricted to the most affluent consumers. In business relationships in particular, cigars are usually regarded as ideal gifts for business partners. As such, demand for ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in Taiwan

Traditionally, cigars and cigarillos are smoked by affluent and sophisticated consumers as well as businessmen who frequent cigar smoking clubs. They are usually older affluent men over 40 years old. However, over the years, with wider availability,...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in New Zealand

Cigar use in New Zealand is typically by cigar aficionados or used as a celebratory device. Accordingly, cigars are considered to be more of a premium product. Cigar smokers tend to be older men with moderate to high disposable incomes, who usually ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Brazil

In Brazil, cigars continue to be perceived as fancy products that only wealthy consumers or tobacco enthusiasts habitually purchase more frequently. Despite the fact that there are some domestic brands being manufactured in Brazil, the most famous ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Turkey

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

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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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Country Report

Cigars in Austria

There is no established tradition in Austria for smoking cigars and cigarillos. High-quality cigar products were basically not available in Austria before 1996 when Austria adjusted its tobacco monopoly and crucially eased import restrictions on ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in the United Arab Emirates

Tobacco products in general are very popular and have a long tradition 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 like to express ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in Spain

Cigarillos represented an 81% share of volume sales, and increased rapidly between 2010 and 2013 as a consequence of the high prices of cigarettes, and the fact that until 2012 it was still possible to smoke cigars in cigar clubs. Despite the fact ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in Saudi Arabia

The cigar category in Saudi Arabia witnessed strong growth over the review period due to increasing consumer awareness and growing knowledge about the different types and grades of cigar. The most popular products are premium handmade cigars, mainly ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in China

Unlike cigarettes, which are very common in China, cigars have a much more limited consumer base, although due to the further penetration of Western lifestyles and increasing incomes, more consumers are becoming willing to try them. However, in ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Pakistan

The market for cigars is very small in Pakistan given the huge numbers of smokers in the country. It is limited to a small market niche which consists of people from upper-income classes who live in urban cities like Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Germany

Cigar and cigarillo (excluding eco-cigarillos) smoking has a long history in Germany but has suffered from the public smoking bans in the foodservice channel and other public places, which were imposed in 2007 and later. The inability to smoke within...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Algeria

There is no tradition for cigar and cigarillo smoking in Algeria, with smokers preferring cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. The presence of cigars is limited to the domestic production of two brands, Targui and Rumel, from state-owned company SNTA, ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Uruguay

In Uruguay there is not a tradition of smoking cigars and cigarillos and with the exception of some high-income consumers who do smoke cigars regularly, the vast majority of cigars and cigarillos consumers are occasional smokers. The traditionally ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Israel

There is no established cigar smoking tradition in Israel. The cigar smoking trend, especially among those from Cuba and other South American countries, has been popularised over the years as more consumers were exposed to the culture and practice ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Indonesia

Cigars in Indonesia are status symbols; they are mostly consumed by middle- and upper-income smokers due to their high prices compared with cigarettes. Brought by the Dutch, cigar smoking is slowly gaining a consumer base not only from foreigners, ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Bolivia

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

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Slovenia

There was no tradition of cigar smoking in Slovenia in 2013 and the market remained underdeveloped. First attempts to introduce cigars to Slovenian consumers came in 1990s when importer Cyan started to expand its offer. However, cigars in Slovenia ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Norway

Cigarillos and cigars have mostly been a small part of the smoking landscape in Norway because of the high taxes on both. Being mostly regarded as luxury products, cigars and cigarillos has rather been enjoyed by small groups of people and on festive...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Romania

The tradition of cigars/cigarillos in Romania was linked to the country’s recent history. While before World War II wealthy business people and high society consumed these products, during Communism, cigars and cigarillos were banned since they were ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Japan

In Japan, cigars has long been regarded as a luxury item, which more often than not is purchased by affluent consumers as well as by just male consumers. Cigar bars do exist but are limited only in metropolitan areas such as Tokyo and Osaka. Cigars ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Macedonia

Macedonia does not have a long tradition of smoking cigars and cigarillos. The country is better known for its cigarette and smoking tobacco consumption, where it ranks among the top ranking countries per capita in Europe.

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products 2013

In 2013, one in every 10 cigarettes lit up in the world was illicit, valued collectively at almost US$40 billion, with an equivalent tax loss to global governments. It is a phenomenon that impacts tobacco manufacturers, governments and the tobacco ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigars in Nigeria

Cigars are an expensive option, and tend to only be smoked by expatriates and high-income consumers in Nigeria. Sales of cigars are thus negligible in the country. However, there is potential for growth, due to rising incomes and increased ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in the Netherlands

Typical cigar smokers in the Netherlands are males of 35 years and over. Education and loyalty are two of the main aspects on which both manufacturers and retailers are focusing, in order to generate demand and create a shift towards premium ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in South Africa

Smoking cigars in South Africa continues to be a social trend which is practiced only occasionally. Moreover, cigar consumption among South African consumers continues to be perceived as a luxury and a sign of status and wealth, with consumption ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in France

In France, cigars and cigarillos are usually consumed after a meal or during social gatherings amongst friends. Traditionally, the majority of smokers of cigars and cigarillos in France are older males. Whilst cigars tend to be smoked on special ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Belgium

Belgium has a long tradition of cigar smoking, in particular standard cigars and cigarillos, and is one of the biggest cigarillo consumers in Europe. The country used to be an important cigar producer. The cigar category in Belgium is dominated by ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Iran

The smoking of cigars is not common in Iran and volume sales in the category remained very low during 2013. Cigars can be found for sale in tobacco specialists and kiosks. Cigars are sold mainly in single unit packaging, although some tobacco ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in the Czech Republic

There is a long tradition of smoking cigars in the Czech Republic. The first cigars appeared in Bohemia in the 18th century and became popular very quickly. During the communist era, cigars from Cuba were mainly available in the country. Since that ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Global Tobacco: Key Findings Part 2 – Other Tobacco Products

Other tobacco products (OTP) – non-cigarettes - are growing in Western and Eastern Europe, where high cigarettes taxation makes RYO appealing. The same trend is driving sales of pipe tobacco (shisha) in the MEA region, as well as cigarillos in the US...

Sep 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details
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