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Executive Summary


  • Smoking tobacco remained a niche category in China in 2014, primarily due to a small consumer base and few leading smoking tobacco brands. Some elderly smokers in underdeveloped areas continued to use smoking tobacco, while middle-aged or young consumers regarded it as time-consuming and inconvenient compared to cigarettes. However, a small group of high-income consumers also consider it a relaxing and flexible way to smoke.

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The Smoking Tobacco in China market research report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Production, imports by origin, exports by destination
  • Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

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Table of Contents

Smoking Tobacco in China - Category Analysis


Tobacco in China - Industry Context


Smoking ban extended from public officials to mass consumers and regionally to nationally

Cigarettes registers low single-digit volume growth but healthy current value growth

Newly-emerging alternatives register strong growth due to policy support

Building strong brands

International expansion to drive growth



  • Summary 1 Legislation Summary at a Glance

Chinese legislation

Minimum legal smoking age

Smoking prevalence

  • Table 1 Smoking Prevalence in Adult Population 2010-2014
  • Table 2 Number of Adult Smokers by Gender 2010-2014

Tar levels

Health warnings

Advertising and sponsorship

Point-of-sale display bans

Smoking in public places

Low ignition propensity (LIP) cigarette regulation

Flavoured tobacco product ban

Plain packaging

‘Reduced harm’

Electronic cigarettes


Death by cause

  • Table 3 Death by Cause 2010-2014


Duty paid packet marks

Taxation rates

  • Summary 2 Taxation and Duty Levies 2009-2014

Average cigarette pack price breakdown

  • Table 4 Average Cigarette Pack Price Breakdown: Brand Examples


  • Table 5 Trade Statistics: Cigarettes 2009-2014

Illicit trade in cigarettes


  • Table 6 Illicit Trade Estimate of Cigarettes: Volume 2009-2014


  • Table 7 Sales of Tobacco by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 8 Sales of Tobacco by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 9 Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 10 Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 11 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 12 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 13 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 14 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019



  • Summary 3 Research Sources


This market research report includes the following:

  • Smoking Tobacco
    • RYO Tobacco
    • Pipe Tobacco

Statistics Included

For each category and subcategory you will receive the following data in Excel format:

From Passport

  • Market Sizes
  • Distribution
  • Pricing

Market size details:

  • Retail volume
  • Retail volume % growth
  • Retail volume per capita
  • Retail value retail selling price % growth
  • Retail value retail selling price local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail value retail selling price per capita local currency, USD, EUR, GBP, CHF, JPY
  • Retail volume (sticks)
  • Retail volume (sticks) % growth
  • Retail volume (sticks) per capita


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