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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 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 ...

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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. ...

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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...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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Cigars in Slovakia

Cigar smoking has never had a strong tradition in Slovakia. Smokers prefer standard cigarettes because of their availability, wider range and lower prices. Cigars are preferred by nice consumers who consider cigar smoking as a social matter and like ...

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Cigars in Costa Rica

Due to the lack of a cigar tradition in the country, exclusive Cuban high-end products and locally manufactured alternatives (which are offered at significantly lower prices) are mainly targeted at the large number of tourists who visit the country ...

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Cigars in Poland

Cigars became more available in the 1990s, although they were still not popular in Poland. Polish consumers were not familiar with the philosophy of smoking cigars and they were buying the cheapest products. Over the years this awareness grew and ...

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Cigars in the US

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

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Cigars in Bosnia-Herzegovina

There is no widely popular tradition of cigar/cigarillo smoking in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Cigars/cigarillos are considered status symbols. Regular cigar/cigarillo smokers are few, making the category unprofitable and unattractive for large distributors.

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Cigars in Guatemala

Cigars were first brought to Guatemala by European settlers during the country’s colonial period. They never gained widespread popularity among the native population, however, and the local cigar smoking culture remains underdeveloped. According to ...

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Cigars in Ecuador

Traditionally, cigars have been consumed mainly by middle-high and mainly high-income men who tend to be about 50 years old and above. Cigar consumption has been linked for many years to a luxurious habit created by the high price of the main brands ...

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Cigars in Morocco

Cigars used to be considered luxury tobacco products for affluent and older consumers who appreciate the finer things in life. The category’s consumer base also includes wealthy foreign expatriates as well as tourists and hotel guests. However, ...

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Cigars in Canada

Cigars declined by 2% in value and by 1% in volume sales in 2013, reaching 227 million sticks and C$666 million. Industry sources indicate that the ageing population and the preference for more affordable tobacco products, such as cigarettes, ...

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Cigars in Dominican Republic

The tradition of cigar/cigarillos smoking in the Dominican Republic is a longstanding one. Since colonial times, tobacco is at the core of the Dominican economy. One reflection of that is that one of the only five tobacco factories in the whole ...

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Cigars in Croatia

Traditionally speaking, Croatians are not strong consumers of cigars. These products were introduced on the market after the country’s independence in 1990. However, even though they have been present on the market for almost a quarter of a century, ...

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Cigars in Peru

In Peru, there is no tradition for cigar smoking. These products carry extremely high prices, which limit their consumer base mostly to high-income men and most products are only available in Lima, Peru’s capital. Moreover, cigars are considered a ...

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Tobacco in Sweden

Swedes continue to prefer smokeless tobacco (snus) instead of other tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars and smoking tobacco, even though sales of cigarettes increased in 2013 due to temporary fluctuations. Smoking prevalence has been ...

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Cigars in Sweden

Sweden does not have any historic tradition of smoking cigars. Cigars, just like other tobacco products, are considered to be harmful for the health, which is one of the main reasons for poor development of the category in the country.

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Cigars in Denmark

Denmark has a strong tradition of 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 when cigar smoking was common amongst both male and female ...

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Cigars in Latvia

The development of cigars in Latvia could be tracked back to Soviet era, when Pogar cigarettes and cigar manufacturers started to produce cigars during World War II. However, regular Latvians remained unaware of cigars’ existence up until 1960s, when...

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Cigars in Argentina

Argentina does not have a strong tradition regarding cigar smoking, which is perceived by many as a luxury that only those who have a very strong economic position can afford. The habit of smoking cigars is associated with a gourmet experience and ...

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Cigars in Estonia

The importance of cigars is relatively marginal in Estonian tobacco, primarily appealing to a limited consumer base with higher incomes. In addition, such consumers commonly do not smoke the products on a daily basis but rather on special occasions. ...

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Cigars in Ireland

Category volume sales declined by 5% in 2013. There is no great tradition for cigar smoking in Ireland, which tends to be mainly seen on special occasions. The ban on smoking in public places in 2004 had a severe impact on cigar sales. Traditionally,...

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Cigars in Lithuania

Lithuania lacks a tradition of cigar/cigarillos smoking, which, coupled with strict advertising restrictions, remain the largest impediment to growth. Cigars was non-existent before the independence of the country and increasing supply was preceded ...

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Cigars in Australia

Retail volume sales of cigars continued to decline in 2013 as a result of tax excise increases and the plain packaging legislation. Cigar volume sales experienced a 3% decline during the year to account for 64 million units. Current retail value ...

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Cigars in Mexico

In Mexico, cigar and cigarillo smoking does not have a strong tradition, since 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 their...

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

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Cigars in Cameroon

Sales of cigars remained negligible in Cameroon in 2013. Cigars are discreetly sold exclusively at high-end hotels, with poor consistency in the stock which is available. In addition, cigars can occasionally be found for sale in neighbourhoods where ...

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Cigars in Italy

Per capita cigar consumption in Italy is among the highest in the world. The country has a rich and deep-rooted tradition when it comes to cigars, in terms of both production and smoking.

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Global Briefing

Global Tobacco: Key Findings Part 1 – Tobacco Overview, Cigarettes and the Future

As one of the world’s most valuable fast moving consumer goods industries, totalling US$800 billion globally, the tobacco industry is at a crossroads with seven of its top 10 global markets posting volume declines. In many, particularly developed, ...

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Cigars in Egypt

Similar to the trends witnessed in cigarettes, cigars have also been affected by the 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 ...

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Cigars in Portugal

Although the cigar category in Portugal is developing dynamically, it remains a small niche in terms of total tobacco sales. Many consumers still regard cigars as expensive items to be smoked only on special occasions rather than on an everyday ...

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Cigars in Finland

In Finland, cigar smoking (excluding cigarillos) is not overtly common. Most often it is enjoyed at festive occasions or after a special meal. Cigars are indeed considered luxury items in Finland and much connected to the urban lifestyle. However, ...

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Cigars in Greece

Cigar smoking in Greece was traditionally a habit of the affluent or a means of showing off among male consumers from lower socio-economic groups. However, this tradition has changed as a result of the recession. Only the very affluent could afford ...

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