Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco

Market research on the cigars, cigarillos and smoking tobacco industry. Standardised and cross-comparable statistics including total market sizes, market share and brand share data, distribution and industry trends.
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Menthol 2020

May 2018

Menthol is an important niche category in combustible cigarettes. The EU-wide menthol ban, coming into effect in May 2020, and considerations of further restrictions in key markets such as the US, make the topic pressing for tobacco manufacturers. ...

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Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

Feb 2018

In 2016 approximately one in every 13 cigarettes lit across the world was illicit, down from one in 12 in 2011. Valued collectively at more than USD35 billion, illicit sales cause substantial tax losses to global governments. Illicit trade is a ...

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What’s Happening in Tobacco? Q4 2017

Jan 2018

In the latest in an ongoing series of quarterly briefings looking at major (and some minor) developments in the world of tobacco we assess the latest performance of the major multinationals, JTI’s acquisitions and updated economic growth projections ...

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Tobacco Legislation

Dec 2017

Tobacco control legislation has long aimed to reduce the number of smokers in the world through high taxation and public smoking bans, though recent legislation has been aimed squarely at reducing manufacturers’ ability to make a profit – by ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Japan

Nov 2017

Cigars, cigarillos and smoking tobacco was significantly less influenced by heated tobacco than cigarettes at the end of the review period. Consumers enjoy specific qualities of cigars, cigarillos and smoking tobacco, and there is very little overlap...

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Japan Tobacco Inc: Expansion in Asia Pacific

Oct 2017

In response to the challenging environment observed in the tobacco industry, particularly in its home market, Japan Tobacco Inc has adopted an international strategy of acquisitions. This briefing seeks to examine the impact of the company’s recent ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in India

Oct 2017

With disposable incomes rising, consumption of cigars and cigarillos in India is no longer restricted to high-income consumers. The smoking of cigars and cigarillos is also growing among lower-income consumers, although this demand is limited to ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Russia

Aug 2017

Cigars and cigarillos continued to be perceived as expensive luxury items in Russia in 2016, tending to be smoked only on special occasions rather than an everyday basis. As a result, demand for both declined. At the same time, smoking tobacco ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Nigeria

Aug 2017

The strong depreciation of Nigeria’s local currency, the naira, led to high import prices which meant importers were unable to take risks and bring in more expensive brands since foreign currency was expensive to acquire. This led to some key brands ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Guatemala

Aug 2017

While cigars and cigarillos have been available in Guatemala for many years, there is no strong tradition of consumption of these product types in the country. The core consumer base for cigars and cigarillos comprises higher-income Guatemalans who ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Hungary

Aug 2017

Due to the high and continuously rising unit price of cigarettes, growing demand for cheap cigarillos and fine cut tobacco (RYO) boosted sales of cigarillos and smoking tobacco. The largest volume selling price fighter cigarillos continued to drive ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Kenya

Aug 2017

Cigar and cigarillos are considered luxury items in Kenya targeting upper-income consumers. This is changing, however, as middle-income consumers, who are aspirational and enjoy growing disposable incomes, exhibit a willingness to try new products. ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Egypt

Aug 2017

In 2016, taxation and the flotation of the local currency led to a rise in production costs, in turn fuelling value sales as the prices of most products increased....

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Saudi Arabia

Aug 2017

In 2016, cigarillos continued to account for the lion’s share of volume sales in cigars and cigarillos due to their greater affordability. As a result, price fighter cigarillos recorded the strongest retail volume growth of 4%. In value terms, ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Chile

Aug 2017

In 2016, the healthy growth recorded in cigars and cigarillos was mainly due to the health and wellness trend. Indeed, cigars and cigarillos are perceived by consumers as being much healthier alternatives to cigarettes. Another important driver was ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in the United Arab Emirates

Aug 2017

Cigars recorded retail volume growth of 6% in 2016. This can be partly attributed to an emerging group of young adults who are becoming more knowledgeable about cigars and are willing to immerse themselves in the culture. Cigars, unlike cigarettes, ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Ireland

Aug 2017

The introduction of TPD2 has impacted all tobacco categories and smoking tobacco is no exception. In particular, the ban on pack sizes smaller than 30g has made the product less economical; however, it is still a much more economical alternative for ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Costa Rica

Aug 2017

Low innovation levels and brand recognition have remained the main commercialisation trends taking place within the cigars and cigarillos category. Players have stayed focused on expanding the penetration of traditional cigar brands from Cuba, mostly...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Dominican Republic

Aug 2017

The Dominican Republic has a very strong and long-standing tobacco tradition and culture that dates back to the colonial period. The production of fine-quality tobacco and cigars is associated with Dominican identity and is a major source of pride ...

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Greece

Aug 2017

The ongoing recession has had a detrimental impact upon cigars and cigarillos; however, cigarillos have started to benefit from the consecutive tax hikes in cigarettes and smoking tobacco. Cigars and cigarillos were not affected by the changes ...

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