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Country Report

Cigarettes in Romania

Charcoal filters was the main trend of 2013 since during this period the number of brands with this filtering system increased. This trend is in line with a change in lifestyle that makes people more demanding regarding the quality, safety and ...

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Cigars in Romania

The tradition of cigars/cigarillos in Romania was linked to the country’s recent history. While before World War II wealthy business people and high society consumed these products, during Communism, cigars and cigarillos were banned since they were ...

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Smoking Tobacco in Romania

RYO tobacco and pipe tobacco were never very popular in Romania, with smokers usually preferring more traditional cigarettes. However, pipe smoking is a tradition starting at the beginning of the 20th century, which was always associated with the ...

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Tobacco in Romania

Tobacco continued to see healthy value growth in 2013 although it was lower than the double-digit CAGR of the review period. While cigarettes had the weakest value performance in 2013, cigars and smoking tobacco had strong double-digit value growth, ...

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Cigars in Japan

In Japan, cigars has long been regarded as a luxury item, which more often than not is purchased by affluent consumers as well as by just male consumers. Cigar bars do exist but are limited only in metropolitan areas such as Tokyo and Osaka. Cigars ...

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Tobacco in Japan

Following the positive performance of cigarettes in Japan in 2012, volume sales for the category once again turned negative in 2013. The growth in 2012 was largely brought about by the sharp sales decline in 2011 when the earthquake severely affected...

Oct 2014 | US$1,900 | Pages: 14 | Add to cart | View details

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Smoking Tobacco in Japan

Smoking tobacco comprises of pipe and RYO tobacco. Pipe tobacco in Japan is highly associated with luxury collectable items and not daily consumed. RYO tobacco, was, and probably is, a niche product, but gained in popularity due to the increasing ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 25 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigarettes in Japan

After the positive sales recorded in 2012, the sales volume of cigarettes in Japan turned negative. 2012 was rather an odd year for cigarettes. It was one year after Tohoku Earthquake, which severely damaged Japan Tobacco Inc’s production facilities ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 41 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Online Grocery: Strategies for Growth

Internet retailing for grocery products remains underdeveloped compared to other categories less impacted by the challenges linked to selling food and drinks online. However, large grocery retailers have made strong gains in some markets, with the ...

Oct 2014 | US$1,200 | Pages: 41 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Tobacco in Macedonia

Anti-smoking sentiment among consumers in Macedonia continues, further fuelled by the intensity of media advertising campaigns against smoking. Despite the implementation of these anti-smoking measures, to the surprise of many, tobacco volume sales ...

Oct 2014 | US$1,900 | Pages: 70 | Add to cart | View details

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Smoking Tobacco in Macedonia

Macedonia used to have a long tradition in consuming smoking tobacco. In 2013, however, the country is better known for its cigarette consumption, where it ranks among the top nations in per capita terms. With industrialisation and the growing rapid ...

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Cigarettes in Macedonia

Macedonian cigarettes sales continued to grow, despite a minor but persistent decline in the prevalence of smoking. The cross-border purchasing of cigarettes by consumers from neighbouring countries has increased, as prices are higher in Greece, and ...

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Cigars in Macedonia

Macedonia does not have a long tradition of smoking cigars and cigarillos. The country is better known for its cigarette and smoking tobacco consumption, where it ranks among the top ranking countries per capita in Europe.

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 29 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products 2013

In 2013, one in every 10 cigarettes lit up in the world was illicit, valued collectively at almost US$40 billion, with an equivalent tax loss to global governments. It is a phenomenon that impacts tobacco manufacturers, governments and the tobacco ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,200 | Pages: 52 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cigarettes in France

Price increases in France in June 2013, and also the announcement of another increase in October, which was finally cancelled, heavily slanted the demand for cigarettes, which declined in both volume and value terms – albeit at a slower rate than in ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 37 | Add to cart | View details

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Tobacco in Nigeria

The tobacco market (particularly cigarettes, which accounts for most volume sales) saw a weaker increase in 2013 than it did in 2012, as it recovered from the fuel price crisis of 2012, when pack prices increased for the first time in five years. ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,900 | Pages: 47 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigarettes in Nigeria

The cigarettes category in Nigeria is traditionally conservative in terms of innovation, with the type of cigarettes generally remaining unchanged for several years. This trend, however began to change in the last 3-4 years, driven by the ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 38 | Add to cart | View details

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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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Smoking Tobacco in Nigeria

Smoking tobacco is not popular in Nigeria, although some people smoke unbranded tobacco leaves, especially those living in rural areas. There are negligible sales of pipe tobacco, much of which is illegally imported.

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Smokeless Tobacco in Nigeria

Smokeless tobacco, particularly nasal snuff, has been used for a long time in Nigeria, although usually in unpackaged, unbranded format. Its use is generally prevalent amongst elderly people in rural areas, even before the advent of colonialism (as ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 25 | Add to cart | View details

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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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Country Report

Tobacco in the Netherlands

2013 saw a change to the tax breakdown, as well as a tax increase, which resulted in higher retail prices for cigarettes in the Netherlands. These higher prices, combined with a continuing focus on the negative impact of smoking on smokers’ health, ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,900 | Pages: 61 | Add to cart | View details

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Smokeless Tobacco in the Netherlands

Up to 2013 there were no smokeless tobacco products officially present in the Netherlands. These products are not yet approved by the local authorities, although it is believed that this may happen in the short to medium term. Nonetheless, Dutch ...

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Smoking Tobacco in the Netherlands

The declining volume trend in RYO tobacco and pipe tobacco in past years continued in 2013. Despite declining volume sales, value sales continued to rise due to increasing unit prices. Manufacturers focused on selling smaller RYO packs for higher ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 31 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigarettes in South Africa

With the South African economy continuing to slide, the weakening of the rand against the US dollar, rising interest rates and the rising cost of living, the majority of consumers continued to look for ways to save money in 2013. In addition to the ...

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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 ...

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Tobacco in South Africa

Cigarette sales in South Africa continued to decline in 2013 due to a combination of factors. Rising excise and duty taxes increased the unit prices of legitimate cigarettes, resulting in a greater number of consumers purchasing cheaper illicit ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,900 | Pages: 63 | Add to cart | View details

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Smokeless Tobacco in South Africa

Smokeless tobacco is a very small category in South Africa, with the bulk of sales consisting of dry snuff. Snuff is considered the cheapest means of consuming tobacco and is often used as an integral part of traditional customs. The majority of ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

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Smoking Tobacco in South Africa

While pipe tobacco is traditionally used by older Afrikaans and black South Africans, RYO tobacco is used primarily by younger South Africans in lower-income groups. It is used by those who wish to save money by rolling their own cigarettes as well ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 28 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigarettes in the Netherlands

The high prices of cigarettes, as well as the reducing social acceptability of smoking and increasing knowledge of health risks, continued to negatively impact the volume growth of cigarettes in the Netherlands in 2013. However, value sales ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 36 | 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 | Pages: 29 | Add to cart | View details

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Tobacco in France

Higher retail prices of cigarettes put pressure on consumers’ spending on these products in 2013. Consequently, volume sales declined strongly, as cigarettes represented a higher proportion than before of daily expenditure. As a result, smokers ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,900 | Pages: 59 | Add to cart | View details

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Smokeless Tobacco in France

Up to 2013 there were no smokeless tobacco products officially present in France. These products are no longer authorised since the European Union prohibition. Nonetheless, French consumers are able to purchase snus online, delivered from other ...

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Smoking Tobacco in France

RYO tobacco is traditionally popular amongst male smokers from the lower-income groups in France. Early in the review period, the factors for choosing RYO tobacco were the taste and health concerns. However, in recent years the profile of RYO tobacco...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 30 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigarettes in Belgium

In the context of declining domestic consumption, with smoking prevalence increasing but Belgian smokers smoking less, the excise duty rise that took effect in 2013 resulted in a significant price increase. This had two major effects. Firstly, the ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 34 | 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 ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 26 | Add to cart | View details

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Smoking Tobacco in Belgium

Smoking tobacco had a mixed performance in Belgium in 2013, with accelerating volume growth for RYO tobacco contrasting with the shrinking sales of pipe tobacco. Pipe smoking is popular among older consumers in Belgium, while RYO tobacco used to be ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 27 | Add to cart | View details

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Tobacco in Belgium

The excise duty rise in 2013 on cigarettes had a very significant impact on the tobacco industry in Belgium. With domestic consumption of cigarettes declining, the most important growth driver in 2012 was cross-border trade. As cigarette prices in ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,900 | Pages: 50 | Add to cart | View details

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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 | Pages: 28 | Add to cart | View details

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Smoking Tobacco in Iran

The traditional Iranian water pipe known as the ghalioun has for a long time enjoyed high levels of popularity throughout the country. The use of the ghalioun dates back centuries to the time of the Safavid dynasty and the Ghajar Empire. Initially, ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 30 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigarettes in Iran

After the sudden jump recorded in the average unit price of cigarettes during 2012, the average unit price of the category decline substantially during 2013 as the unit prices charged for the majority of cigarette brands either remained unchanged or ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 43 | Add to cart | View details

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Tobacco in Iran

The number of smokers in Iran continued to grow during 2013 despite widespread advertising in the mass media highlighting the negative health effects of smoking. Young Iranians face a complete ban on alcoholic drinks and many find smoking attractive ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,900 | Pages: 61 | 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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Tobacco in the Czech Republic

The trend of the declining consumption of cigarettes, which started in the country in 2008, continued in 2013 and is expected to persist towards 2018. The volume sales drop within cigarettes is mainly attributable to the reduction of smoking among ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,900 | Pages: 64 | Add to cart | View details

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Smoking Tobacco in the Czech Republic

Smoking tobacco in the Czech Republic was dominated by RYO tobacco which accounted for 96% of overall volume sales, while pipe tobacco remained a relatively small product area with a 4% share in 2013. Traditional smoking tobacco habits and the ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 33 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigarettes in the Czech Republic

Factors that shaped the cigarettes category in the Czech Republic in 2012 continued to be of influence in 2013. Firstly, consumption of cigarettes continued to decline in the country, while further price increases of cigarettes drove value sales ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 41 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Global Tobacco: Key Findings Part 2 – Other Tobacco Products

Other tobacco products (OTP) – non-cigarettes - are growing in Western and Eastern Europe, where high cigarettes taxation makes RYO appealing. The same trend is driving sales of pipe tobacco (shisha) in the MEA region, as well as cigarillos in the US...

Sep 2014 | US$1,200 | Pages: 38 | Add to cart | View details

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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 ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 28 | Add to cart | View details

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Smoking Tobacco in Slovakia

RYO tobacco has been recording higher popularity since 2007 which resulted in the highest growth seen during Slovakia’s economic crisis years. RYO is becoming a choice of many smokers as unit prices are lower compared with that of cigarettes and ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 30 | Add to cart | View details

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Cigarettes in Slovakia

In 2013 what resonated the most for the cigarettes industry was new EU legislation which entered into the force or will in the near future. In Slovakia the law protecting non-smokers entered into the force in July 2013. Since 1 July smoking in ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 39 | Add to cart | View details
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