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Euromonitor International publishes the world's most comprehensive market research on tobacco. We provide data and analysis on everything from total market sizes, market shares and industry trends to specific sub-category level information, including:

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Country Report

Smokeless Tobacco in Thailand

Smokeless tobacco is unavailable officially in Thailand. Some e-cigarette machines provide smokeless tobacco; however, it was not considered a legal product type in Thailand by the end of the review period.

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Vapour Devices in Thailand

Vapour devices are illegal and unavailable officially in Thailand. While some illegal websites in Thailand offer vapour devices, consumers remain unaware or uneducated about such products.

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Cigarettes in Thailand

Thailand has strict legislation to protect the population from cigarettes. The government and the private sector also collaborate in anti-smoking campaigns. For example, in 2014, such campaigns produced advertisements that discouraged smoking at ...

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Cigars in Thailand

Cigars and cigarillos are not popular in Thailand as they carry high prices, have a strong taste and can rarely be found in general grocery stores. Moreover, cigar consumption is associated with affluence, older people and high society. Thus, cigars ...

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Tobacco in Thailand

Each year, the private sector and government collaborate on anti-smoking campaigns to reduce tobacco consumption in the country. Higher tobacco tax rates resulted in higher retail selling prices, with the aim of reducing the number of new smokers and...

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Smoking Tobacco in Thailand

In 2014, RYO tobacco dominated smoking tobacco with retail volume and value sales of 553 tonnes and Bt252 million, following growth of 1% and 2%, respectively. Meanwhile, retail volume sales of pipe tobacco grew by 1% to reach only four tonnes though...

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Global Briefing

Global Tobacco: Key Findings Part 3 – Vapour Products

The vapour products category grew to over US$6.5 billion in 2014 mainly due to significant growth in the US and Europe. Further rapid growth is likely, though not assured, with regulation, unclear public health messaging and potential excise taxation...

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Smokeless Tobacco in the United Arab Emirates

There is no tradition for smokeless tobacco in the United Arab Emirates and many products in the category are forbidden, especially the entire range of Asian chewing tobacco. Sales in the category therefore remain negligible as legal sales are ...

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Vapour Devices in the United Arab Emirates

At the time of compiling the research for this report, there were no sales of vapour devices in the United Arab Emirates.

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Cigarettes in the United Arab Emirates

Towards the end of the review period, the booming economy of the United Arab Emirates saw strong GDP growth and rising disposable income levels, all of which served to attract Western expatriates to the country, especially from countries facing ...

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Cigars in the United Arab Emirates

Tobacco products in general are very popular and have a long tradition of consumption 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 ...

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Tobacco in the United Arab Emirates

Volume growth in cigarettes and smoking tobacco in 2014 was slower than the review period volume CAGR. This was mainly due to stricter regulations being imposed by the government when it comes to on-trade establishments as well as rules banning ...

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Smoking Tobacco in the United Arab Emirates

Smoking shisha has a long tradition across the Middle East, and is considered an important leisure activity by most Arabs. Furthermore, shisha cafés has started to attract large numbers of Western tourists looking for an oriental experience during ...

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Cigarettes in India

With a likely increase in excise duty year-on-year over the forecast period, manufacturers such as ITC continued to increase cigarette prices. High retail prices not only reduced consumption of cigarettes but also discouraged new consumers from ...

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Cigars in India

Smoking cigars is no longer restricted to middle- and upper-income consumers. Cigar and cigarillo consumption has also grown in popularity among working consumers. Many working consumers in urban areas such as New Delhi and Mumbai visit cigar lounges...

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Tobacco in India

In 2014, tobacco manufacturers continued to see a decline in sales of cigarettes and Asian-style chewing tobacco. While cigars was the only category to record positive growth, it remained popular only among a very small and affluent consumer group.

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Smokeless Tobacco in India

Due to a ban, retailers, especially pan shops, remained sceptical and stopped selling zarda and khaini for a few months, leading to a further decline in consumption. Many retailers also sold pure chewing tobacco and pan masala separately. The ...

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Smoking Tobacco in India

Smoking tobacco has been used since ancient times in the form of hookah or sheesha in India. The practice of smoking hookah, which is consumed using a single or multi-stemmed water pipe (also known as a hookah), has been part of Indian culture for ...

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Vapour Devices in India

Sales of vapour devices remained negligible in India in 2014. However, consumers are likely to start using these products as they perceive them to be less harmful than cigarettes.

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Cigarettes in Taiwan

Non-governmental anti-smoking groups have lobbied the Taiwan Government to increase the health and welfare surcharge. These groups claimed the surcharge had not been increased for years, so in 2014, it was marginally increased. This raised the price ...

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Cigars in Taiwan

The main consumers of cigars and cigarillos in Taiwan tend to be successful business people and politicians aged over 40. They particularly enjoy cigars and cigarillos at private parties and clubs. These people can afford expensive cigars and ...

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Tobacco in Taiwan

The majority of tobacco consumers in Taiwan are male. However, as tobacco gradually matured, most manufacturers started to shift focus to the unexploited female and younger markets. In 2014, most tobacco brands launched new products to create an ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in Taiwan

Smokeless tobacco did not exist as a product category in Taiwan at the end of the review period, because demand was low and the prices of cigarettes were not prohibitively expensive.

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Smoking Tobacco in Taiwan

Smoking tobacco did not exist as a product category in Taiwan at the end of the review period, because demand was low and the prices of cigarettes were low.

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Vapour Devices in Taiwan

Vapour devices does not exist as a product category in Taiwan, because it is illegal to sell and own such products.

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Smokeless Tobacco in Japan

Japan Tobacco acquired the Vårgårda Swedish snus factory with its acquisition of Gallaher in 2007. However, the company remained cautious about launching snus in Japan. December 2011 saw the company trial the Zero Style brand in Tokyo, Kanagawa, ...

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Cigarettes in Japan

Japan has long been relatively tolerant of smoking, with this partly due to relaxed legislation governing this area. The government continues to own 33% stake in dominant player Japan Tobacco, with this reduced from a majority stake as recently as ...

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Cigars in Japan

Cigars have traditionally been a niche product, mainly purchased by wealthy middle aged men. Sales were thus impacted by economic concerns in Japan towards the end of the review period. However, there are glimmers of hope, with cigarillos succeeding ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Japan

There are considerable differences between the positioning and consumer base of pipe tobacco and RYO tobacco. Indeed, even within pipe tobacco there are two distinct product areas. Traditional Japanese kizami tobacco is shredded ultrafine and smoked ...

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Tobacco in Japan

Overall tobacco continued to see current value sales decline in 2014 over the previous year, despite an increase in VAT. This was chiefly due to continued retail volume decline for cigarettes, the dominant product area. Despite anti-smoking ...

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Vapour Devices in Japan

Vapour devices containing nicotine may not be sold in Japan. Heat-not-burn devices and nicotine-free vapour devices were meanwhile available in Japan throughout the review period. However, sales of these products remain extremely low.

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Cigarettes in Indonesia

Despite the unfavourable economic conditions in the country and government regulations at both national and regional level which negatively affected cigarettes during 2014, cigarettes in Indonesia continued to post healthy volume growth. This was ...

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Cigars in Indonesia

Smoking cigars and cigarillos remains in the shadows in comparison with cigarette smoking, which has proliferated in Indonesian society. The habit of smoking cigars and cigarillos has yet to gain esteem amongst the population, in contrast with ...

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Tobacco in Indonesia

Total tobacco consumption in Indonesia continued to increase in 2014 despite the unfavourable economic situation, with rising prices of basic necessities due to increases in the regional minimum wage, industrial electricity tariffs, liquefied ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in Indonesia

The tradition of consuming smokeless tobacco in Indonesia is called nginang, which is popular only amongst old women residing in rural areas. They mix and chew several ingredients, including sliced tobacco, piper betel leaf or sirih, the extract of ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Indonesia

The smoking of RYO tobacco stems from the days of Indonesia as a tobacco farming nation, with a long-established tradition of using smoking tobacco ingrained in rural areas. With more than 50% of the population being rural inhabitants, they ply their...

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Vapour Devices in Indonesia

Vapour devices have been known to Indonesian consumers, especially young urban dwellers, since the beginning of the review period. However, these products are usually only available online, and consumers’ knowledge on such products is still limited.

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Cigarettes in Singapore

Singapore introduced a 10% hike in tobacco excise duties in 2014 to discourage the rising trend of smoking among young people aged 18-29 years. Prior to this, duties on cigarettes and manufactured tobacco products had remained constant since 2005. ...

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Cigars in Singapore

In Singapore, cigars are generally looked upon as a luxury tobacco product for older and more affluent consumers. The consumer base for cigars also comprises expatriates and tourists from countries where cigar smoking is more popular. Cigars have a ...

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Tobacco in Singapore

Cigarettes registered the best performance within tobacco in Singapore in 2014 in terms of both retail volume and current value sales growth. Retail volume growth for the category was up on 2013, despite a rise in excise duties. Current value growth ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in Singapore

There was no smokeless tobacco category present in Singapore in 2014.

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Smoking Tobacco in Singapore

In Singapore, RYO tobacco is sometimes referred to as “ang hoon”. It is popular among foreign workers, low income earners and elderly people due to its cheaper price as compared to cigarettes. Pipe tobacco on the other hand has a very small consumer ...

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Vapour Devices in Singapore

There was no vapour devices category present in Singapore in 2014.

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Smokeless Tobacco in New Zealand

The sale of smokeless tobacco was prohibited in New Zealand in 2009. No changes to this regulation are expected over the forecast period.

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Cigarettes in New Zealand

The key story in cigarettes in 2014 was the drop in the duty free limit for tobacco brought into New Zealand from 200 to 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of tobacco products. The gift concession was also abolished, meaning anyone sending tobacco from ...

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Cigars in New Zealand

Cigars’ use in New Zealand continued to be typified by cigar aficionados in 2014. Often these consumers will use these as a celebratory device rather than habitually smoke in the manner of cigarette smokers. The biggest impact on the category came in...

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Smoking Tobacco in New Zealand

RYO tobacco remained the most dominant in smoking tobacco in 2014, accounting for 99% volume share and 99% value share of smoking tobacco. RYO tobacco appeals to cigarette consumers as a more affordable option in the face of rising cigarette prices. ...

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Tobacco in New Zealand

Tobacco in New Zealand recorded flat value growth in 2014 while retail volume sales declined across all categories. The weakening volume sales can be directly attributed to the Ministry of Health’s demand-side strategy toward reducing smoking ...

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Vapour Devices in New Zealand

In 2014, vapour devices continued to remain illegal according to the Ministry of Health’s rules. They cannot be sold, or resold, in New Zealand because they are unapproved medicines, however they can be legally purchased from overseas via the ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Cameroon

There were no sales of branded smoking tobacco recorded in Cameroon in 2014, with no products in the category available for retail sale.

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