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Country Report

Cigarettes in Georgia

During 2013, a further decline in volume sales of locally produced cigarette brands in Georgia and the seizure of volume share by imported brands took place. Due to tax and price increases (September 2013), local cigarette brands have started to ...

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Cigars in Georgia

The tradition of cigar and cigarillo smoking in Georgia is rather lower compared to the tradition of cigarette smoking. Cigars and cigarillos are comparably new in Georgian smoking culture and at the same time the price per unit is much higher, so ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Georgia

Smoking tobacco has a bigger historical culture in Georgia, as tobacco was grown in the country; correspondingly, smoking tobacco became a culture of the nation. Therefore, the tradition of smoking cigars or cigarillos is comparably new for Georgia. ...

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Tobacco in Georgia

In 2013, tobacco imports increased in Georgia. The main reason for import growth was an increase in excise levies in September 2013. Forecasting the increase in excise, players started importing tobacco products in large volumes before September ...

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Cigarettes in Belarus

2013 was the second year to see growth in excise duties much higher than the rate of inflation. The growth in excise rates (end-2012 to end-2013) was 249% for economy cigarettes, 93% for mid-priced cigarettes and 75% for premium cigarettes. According...

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Cigars in Belarus

There is no tradition of smoking cigars or cigarillos in Belarus. Cigars and cigarillos remain expensive and unaffordable for the majority of Belarusian consumers, being perceived as luxury products. Awareness of the products is still relatively low ...

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Tobacco in Belarus

In 2013 retail sales of cigarettes saw growth, albeit of only 2% in volume. Tobacco market experts consider the internal demand for cigarettes in Belarus to be fairly stable. High growth in retail sales of cigarettes in the first part of the review ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in Belarus

Smokeless tobacco products are not produced locally; all products are imported to Belarus. The state monopoly for all tobacco imports was implemented in Belarus on 1 January 2008; since that date all imports of smokeless tobacco products have been ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Belarus

There is no tradition in Belarus of smoking of pipe or RYO tobacco. Until the prices of cigarettes are relatively low in Belarus, the consumption of RYO and pipe tobacco, excluding water-pipe tobacco will be hampered by remaining high sales of ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in Russia

Smokeless tobacco was negligible in the country over the review period, and there is a threat to ban sales in the forecast period. In 2013, nine tonnes of smokeless tobacco was sold Russia, with the whole volume distributed via tobacco specialists. ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Russia

During Soviet times, smoking tobacco was scarce as Russians smoked mainly papirosy or cigarettes. Smoking tobacco gained wider acceptance in the 1990s, being imported from Europe. Pipe tobacco is more popular than RYO tobacco. Both product types are ...

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Cigarettes in Russia

Russian cigarettes started to witness a slowdown in growth prior to the anti-smoking law. Over the review period, it recorded a -1 to -2% decline in volume every year. This was attributed to higher taxation, increased health awareness and changing ...

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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 popular with all smokers. Cigar smoking is a ritual, with consumers taking time to do it in a quiet environment. Typically, the cigar-smoking man is ...

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Tobacco in Russia

Despite the high smoking prevalence in Russia, cigarettes continued to decline in volume terms. The smoking prevention campaign by the government, increasing taxation and unit prices, growing health awareness and changing attitudes towards smoking ...

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Tobacco in Uzbekistan

Tobacco, which was prospering earlier in the review period, started witnessing a sales decline in 2010 which remains unabated. Following world practice, the Uzbekistani government adopted several laws and regulations restricting consumption, ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in Uzbekistan

Smokeless tobacco is not developed in Uzbekistan and is not expected to grow over the forecast period.

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Smoking Tobacco in Uzbekistan

Smoking tobacco is not developed in Uzbekistan and is not expected to develop in future.

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Cigarettes in Uzbekistan

Cigarettes continues witnessing adverse impacts from restrictive regulations which took place during the review period. Not only direct advertisements of cigarettes, but also any kind of indirect promotion, distribution of sample cigarettes, ...

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Cigars in Uzbekistan

Cigars are virtually invisible in Uzbekistan, and unlikely to appear in the short-term future. The reasons behind this absence are consumers’ low awareness, the high price of cigars as well as the very limited supply. Unpopularity of cigars is also ...

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Cigarettes in South Korea

Cigarettes decreased in both retail value and volume in 2013. All tar levels of cigarettes recorded negative retail volume growth even though manufacturers actively introduced new products targeting diverse consumer groups. Anti-smoking regulations ...

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Cigars in South Korea

In South Korea, the cigar market is not much developed yet and its volume sales continue to decline due to negative effects from unofficial purchasing through internet retailing. In 2013, standard cigars recorded retail volume sales of only 0.1 ...

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Smoking Tobacco in South Korea

Smoking tobacco is negligible in South Korea. Though there are a very few products available, consumers are not aware of smoking tobacco products or where to purchase them. These products can be found only in a few retail outlets in premium hotels ...

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Tobacco in South Korea

The tobacco market showed negative retail value growth in 2013 due to both cigarettes and cigars decline in retail volume and value. In cigarettes, all tar levels of cigarettes decreased under the government’s more assertive anti-smoking policy. In ...

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Tobacco in Tunisia

Due to increases in tax imposed by the Ministry of Finance on tobacco, average unit price has increased significantly over the last few years. On the other hand, demand for cigarettes has been declining for several reasons, mainly social and ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in Tunisia

Smokeless tobacco is subject to the same restrictions as other tobacco categories. However, these are not enforced and so have little effect on sales.

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Smoking Tobacco in Tunisia

RYO tobacco is absent from the Tunisian market for security reasons imposed by the government. Pipe tobacco is only smoked by a minority, comprising mainly of foreigners living in Tunisia or Tunisians who have lived abroad.

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Cigarettes in Tunisia

In 2013, RNTA launched 20 Mars International Silver, which rapidly became popular among young consumers due to its low tar content (7mg) and affordable price. Despite a lack of advertising, which is forbidden in Tunisia, RNTA developed a good ...

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Cigars in Tunisia

Cigar smokers in Tunisia tend to be affluent people. In fact, most Tunisian consumers are not familiar with a cigar smoking culture because these products are too expensive for them. People who do smoke cigars in Tunisia tend to be those who can ...

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Cigars in Bulgaria

Cigar smoking has a long history in Bulgaria but its image is very different from that of cigarettes and smoking tobacco. While cigarettes are the everyday smoking products, cigars (large, standard, small and even cigarillos) are seen as luxury ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Bulgaria

Pipe tobacco has a cult status among a minority of smokers in Bulgaria. It dates back to the middle of the 20th century when cigars were far more difficult to attain by the middle class. This resulted in connoisseurs of the smoking experience to ...

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Cigarettes in Bulgaria

The biggest story in Bulgarian cigarettes is undoubtedly the “Lafka” law – a legislative project from the autumn of 2013 which could profoundly impact the entire structure of the category. This law sets a ban on the sale of tobacco products in the ...

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Tobacco in Bulgaria

Value sales of tobacco categories showed steady growth in 2013. Cigarettes, the major category, determined the overall performance of tobacco products, increasing steadily. RYO tobacco showed the most promising growth in value terms, although the ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Hungary

Without a long history in Hungary, roll-your-own tobacco became a cheap alternative for cigarettes in tobacco, and so, gained much more popularity when the unit price of machine-manufactured cigarettes began to rise considerably. Pipe tobacco, in ...

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Cigarettes in Hungary

Cigarettes faced the gloomiest year compared to the review period, with cigarettes volume sales dropping by 22% in 2013. Due to the radical change in retail triggered by the comprehensive legislations compounded with the ever-increasing taxes on ...

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Cigars in Hungary

Cigar consumption has been traditionally perceived as a luxury in Hungary, being a noble habit in the past. In modern times, cigars continued to be deemed a status symbol of the upper class. Nowadays, cigars lacks mass consumption. The small size of ...

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Tobacco in Hungary

According to the comprehensive legislation changes in Hungary, only tobacco specialists with concession are allowed to sell tobacco products from 1 July 2013. The new regulations came as a result of the Hungarian government’s commitment to reduce ...

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Tobacco in Azerbaijan

Towards the end of the review period, tobacco in Azerbaijan was saturated by products from all price segments. Rising health awareness and increasing prices did not result in a significant falling number of smokers in Azerbaijan, because cigarettes ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in Azerbaijan

There was still no tradition for smokeless tobacco in Azerbaijan at the end of the review period. However, the tradition of using dry snuff has a long history in Azerbaijan. For centuries, the use of nasal snuff was considered to be prestigious, with...

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Smoking Tobacco in Azerbaijan

Smoking tobacco in Azerbaijan has a tradition, although it is weaker than cigars and cigarillos. Smoking tobacco makes very little contribution to overall sales of tobacco, with very low volume and value sales. This is due to the fact that Azerbaijan...

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Cigarettes in Azerbaijan

Towards the end of the review period, as a result of increasing health awareness, smokers are shifting to low tar and ultra low tar cigarettes. High tar cigarettes gradually declined in volume terms. Due to sustained investment in educational ...

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Cigars in Azerbaijan

Towards the end of the review period, there was still no tradition for cigar smoking in Azerbaijan. Typical cigar smokers remain wealthy middle-aged men and younger residents of Baku city. Another important consumer group comprises those who purchase...

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Tobacco in Serbia

Sales of tobacco products were impacted heavily by a number of factors in Serbia during the review period. The government increased taxes rapidly, which pushed up the price of cigarettes and left many consumers struggling to afford these products. ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in Serbia

Smokeless tobacco sales remained negligible in Serbia in 2013. These products are available only through a very limited number of tobacco specialists, all of which are located in Serbia's capital Belgrade or in the second-largest city of Novi Sad. ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Serbia

In 2013, there was an explosion of new product development within RYO tobacco in Serbia. Many manufacturers and distributors recognise the importance of this product area, due to consumers switching from cigarettes to RYO tobacco in order to save ...

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Cigarettes in Serbia

In 2013, cigarettes in Serbia continued to be impacted by a marked increase in illicit trade, particularly for RYO tobacco. This was linked to sharp price increases for cigarettes as a result of higher taxation, with many price-sensitive consumers ...

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Cigars in Serbia

Cigars remained a tiny niche at the end of the review period in Serbia, partly due to a lack of tradition for these products. These products have a very limited consumer base and there is little interest in cigar smoking among most consumers. ...

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Smokeless Tobacco in India

Asian style chewing tobacco remains the most dominant smokeless tobacco format in India. There are several types of Asian-style chewing tobacco available in India, including gutkha, zarda, khaini and mawa. As of June 2014, 26 states and five union ...

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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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Cigarettes in India

Cigarettes volume sales fell by 1% to 100.9 billion sticks in 2013. This decline was mainly due to the growth of illicit cigarette trade and increases in VAT by state governments across India. However, the increased taxes and rise in retail prices ...

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Cigars in India

In India, until 1990 cigars was a nascent area, with consumption restricted to upper and upper-middle income consumers. However, once India opened-up to globalisation, many consumers visited foreign nations and came to understand the cigar culture ...

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