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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 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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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, ...

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

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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 ...

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

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Cigars in Venezuela

By tradition, cigar smoking is regarded a practice in upper-income groups, especially amongst men over 30 years of age. Over the review period, it has been detected that this practice has boomed, with cigar and wine tastings taking place in key ...

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

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Cigars in Colombia

Low quality homemade cigars known as chicotes are still widely consumed in Colombia. They are especially popular among farmers, elderly people and lower income consumers. The popularity of chicotes has historically restricted demand for commercially ...

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

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Cigars in the United Kingdom

The shift from cigars to cigarillos continued in 2013. Cigar smoking has been heavily hit since 2007, which saw the introduction of a smoking ban in public places, including restaurants and bars. As such, cigar smokers face the tough choice between ...

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

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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, whilst cigarillos are purchased mainly by younger ...

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

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Cigars in Chile

Consumption of cigars remained low in Chile in 2013 due to the extremely high retail pricing of cigars and, to a lesser extent, cigarillos, which makes them unaffordable to the majority of Chilean consumers. Although there have been various attempts ...

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

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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Cigars in Kenya

Cigar and cigarillos do not have a strong market in Kenya and their consumption tradition is weak. This can be attributed to high pricing; limited distribution of these products and also consumer perception, where they are viewed as high end products...

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

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Cigars in Saudi Arabia

The cigar category in Saudi Arabia is still niche due to very little information and consumer awareness of the different types of cigars. This is gradually changing and premium handmade cigars (mostly imported from Cuba) are enjoying growth. This is ...

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

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Cigars in Hong Kong, China

Global cigar/cigarillos brands are more appealing to Hong Kong customers since the global reputation creates a more prestigious image for brands and customers have more knowledge about that. In addition, local consumers as well as mainland shoppers ...

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

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Cigars in Spain

Spain is one of the ten leading countries at global level in terms of per capita cigar consumption. The country has traditionally been a major cigar manufacturer and cigar consumption has been very high among Spaniards for generations. The main ...

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

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Cigars in Pakistan

Pakistan’s cigar category is limited in comparison with smoking production as a whole in Pakistan. The majority of the category in dominated by cigars imported from different parts of the world. There is no specific legislation related to the sale of...

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

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Cigars in Russia

The tradition of smoking cigars is not very common in Russia. Cigar smoking is not cheap and not for all smokers affordable fun. Cigar smoking is a kind of ritual, taking time in a quiet environment. Typically the cigar-smoking man is associated with...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Algeria

Cigars and cigarillos smoking is not a traditional habit in Algeria. Smokers prefer cigarettes, smoking and smokeless tobacco. The presence of cigars is limited to the domestic production of two brands, Targui and Rummel, by the public company SNTA, ...

Dec 2013 | 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 introduction of an excise...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigars in Austria

There is no established tradition in Austria for smoking cigars and cigarillos. It is estimated that only 3% of all Austrians smoke cigars, and these are mainly cigar and cigarillo enthusiasts. In 2012, consumers continuously demanded more premium ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details
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