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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Tobacco values increase but volumes continue to fall

The tobacco industry continues to grow in constant value terms due to annual tax hikes being announced by the UK chancellor, George Osborne which means that although volumes of cigarettes are in serial decline in the UK, value sales rise with many smokers still willing to pay the increase in cost. Vapour devices were a significant factor towards the overall growth of the tobacco industry thanks to the exponential growth of what is still a (relatively) infant industry.

E-cigarettes become the norm as tobacco manufacturers act fast to take advantage

The rapid rise of vapour devices in the UK has prompted many of the major tobacco manufacturers to enter the market quickly by making several acquisitions during 2014. The three biggest tobacco manufacturers in the UK, Japan Tobacco International, Imperial Tobacco Group and Philip Morris, all acquired e-cigarette firms to stake a claim in the UK vapour products industry. Although cig-a-likes were the original first-generation vapour devices in the UK when they launched in 2008/2009, the spawn of second and third generation tank systems is where the industry will look to for future value growth, with heavy users of e-cigarettes favouring this format.

Gallaher Ltd continues to lead a consolidated tobacco industry

Gallaher Ltd is the number one tobacco manufacturer in the UK and has brands present across all the major tobacco categories, inclusive of cigarettes, cigars, RYO tobacco and vapour devices. In October 2014, Gallaher announced it was to shut its factory in County Antrim, Northern Ireland with redundancies taking place from May 2016. The company said it was restructuring its manufacturing facilities as a result of significant and sustained changes impacting its global business. Factory closures will be completed between 2016 and 2018, with production possibly moving to Poland and Russia.

Convenience is king in terms of distribution, as online comes to the forefront

Tobacco remains an impulse buy which consumers in the UK will typically purchase through convenience stores and independent grocery retailers. There is little difference in the price of tobacco wherever you purchase it and there is no tobacco sold in discounters so price is not a factor in terms of consumer purchase habits. The exponential growth of vapour products, however, has almost exclusively occurred through online channels with over half of all value sales still purchased online in 2014. Vapour products last much longer than traditional cigarettes, so it makes more sense for consumers to purchase in bulk.

Imminent plain packaging laws add to heavy regulation burden

The UK is set to become just the third country, after Australia and Ireland, to introduce plain packaging laws in 2016 after MPs passed the law through parliament in March 2015. The legislation will mean that all cigarette packaging will become standardised with only the health warnings and the brand name visible on the front of the packet. Tobacco manufacturers are understandably against the ruling, with some of the firms threatening to sue the UK Government for infringement of intellectual property, and others citing that illicit trade will grow as a result of the move to plain packaging.

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Overview


Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Tobacco industry in United Kingdom with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

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The Tobacco in United Kingdom 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

Our market research reports answer questions such as:

  • What is the market size of Tobacco in United Kingdom?
  • What are the major brands in United Kingdom?
  • Which sector of the tobacco products market is the largest by value sales in United Kingdom?
  • Which sector of the tobacco products market has been growing the fastest, by volume and value, in United Kingdom?
  • Which sector is the most heavily taxed in United Kingdom?
  • Which companies dominate in the total tobacco market in United Kingdom in terms of market share?
  • What is the distribution channel split for the tobacco products market in United Kingdom?

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This industry report originates from Passport, our Tobacco market research database.

Table of Contents

Tobacco in the United Kingdom - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Tobacco values increase but volumes continue to fall

E-cigarettes become the norm as tobacco manufacturers act fast to take advantage

Gallaher Ltd continues to lead a consolidated tobacco industry

Convenience is king in terms of distribution, as online comes to the forefront

Imminent plain packaging laws add to heavy regulation burden

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Legislation

  • Summary 1 Legislation Summary at a Glance

Country-specific 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

Litigation

Death by cause

  • Table 3 Death by Cause 2010-2014

TAXATION AND PRICING

Duty paid packet marks

Taxation rates

  • Table 4 Taxation and Duty Levies 2009-2014

Average cigarette pack price breakdown

  • Table 5 Average Cigarette Pack Price Breakdown: Brand Examples

PRODUCTION/IMPORTS/EXPORTS

  • Table 6 Trade Statistics – Cigarettes 2010-2014

Illicit trade in cigarettes

MARKET INDICATORS

  • Table 7 Illicit Trade Estimate of Cigarettes: Volume 2009-2014

MARKET DATA

  • Table 8 Sales of Tobacco by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 9 Sales of Tobacco by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 10 Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 11 Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 12 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 13 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 14 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 15 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

SOURCES

  • Summary 2 Research Sources

Tobacco in the United Kingdom - Company Profiles

Gallaher Ltd in Tobacco (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 3 Gallaher Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 4 Gallaher: Operational Indicators

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 5 Gallaher Ltd: Competitive Position 2014

Imperial Tobacco Group Plc in Tobacco (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 6 Imperial Tobacco Group Plc: Key Facts
  • Summary 7 Imperial Tobacco Group Plc: Operational Indicators

COMPANY BACKGROUND

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 8 Imperial Tobacco Group Plc: Competitive Position 2014

Philip Morris Ltd in Tobacco (United Kingdom)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

KEY FACTS

  • Summary 9 Philip Morris Ltd: Key Facts
  • Summary 10 Philip Morris Ltd: Operational Indicators

PRODUCTION

COMPETITIVE POSITIONING

  • Summary 11 Philip Morris Ltd: Competitive Position 2014

Cigarettes in the United Kingdom - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS

  • Summary 12 Cigarettes: New Product Launches

DISTRIBUTION

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY BACKGROUND

Cigarettes: Price bands

  • Summary 13 Cigarette Price Band Definitions

Cigarettes: Tobacco blend

Cigarettes: Standard/menthol/capsule

Cigarettes: Filtered/unfiltered

Cigarettes: Carbon filter/non-carbon filter

Cigarettes: Cigarette length

Cigarettes: Regular vs slim vs superslim vs microslim

Cigarettes: Pack size

Cigarettes: Pack type

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 16 Sales of Cigarettes by Tar Level: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 17 Sales of Cigarettes by Tar Level: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 18 Sales of Cigarettes by Tar Level: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 19 Sales of Cigarettes by Tar Level: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 20 Sales of Cigarettes by Price Band: % Volume Breakdown 2009-2014
  • Table 21 Sales of Cigarettes by Standard/Menthol/Capsule: % Volume Breakdown 2009-2014
  • Table 22 Sales of Cigarettes by Tobacco Type: % Volume Breakdown 2009-2014
  • Table 23 Sales of Cigarettes by Filtered vs Non-filtered: % Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 24 Sales of Filtered Cigarettes by Carbon vs Non-carbon: % Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 25 Sales of Cigarettes by Length: % Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 26 Sales of Cigarettes by Regular/Slim/Superslim/Microslim: % Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 27 Sales of Cigarettes by Pack Size: % Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 28 Sales of Cigarettes by Pack Type: % Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 29 NBO Company Shares of Cigarettes: % Volume 2010-2014
  • Table 30 LBN Brand Shares of Cigarettes: % Volume 2011-2014
  • Table 31 Sales of Cigarettes by Distribution Format: % Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 32 Production, Imports and Exports of Cigarettes: Total Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 33 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Tar Level: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 34 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Tar Level: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 35 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Tar Level: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 36 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Tar Level: % Value Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 37 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Price Band: % Volume Breakdown 2014-2019
  • Table 38 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Standard/Menthol/Capsule: % Volume Breakdown 2014-2019
  • Table 39 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Tobacco Type: % Volume Breakdown 2014-2019
  • Table 40 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Filtered vs Non-filtered: % Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 41 Forecast Sales of Filtered Cigarettes by Carbon vs Non-carbon: % Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 42 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Length: % Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 43 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Regular/Slim/Superslim/Microslim: % Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 44 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Pack Size: % Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 45 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Pack Type: % Volume 2014-2019

Cigars in the United Kingdom - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

HAND-MADE VS MACHINE MANUFACTURED SPLITS

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS

  • Summary 14 Cigars: New Product Launches

DISTRIBUTION

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 46 Sales of Cigars by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 47 Sales of Cigars by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 48 Sales of Cigars by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 49 Sales of Cigars by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 50 Sales of Cigars by Handmade vs Machine-manufactured: % Volume Breakdown 2009-2014
  • Table 51 Sales of Cigars by Handmade vs Machine-manufactured: % Value Breakdown 2009-2014
  • Table 52 NBO Company Shares of Cigars Excluding Cigarillos: % Volume 2010-2014
  • Table 53 LBN Brand Shares of Cigars Excluding Cigarillos: % Volume 2011-2014
  • Table 54 NBO Company Shares of Cigarillos: % Volume 2010-2014
  • Table 55 LBN Brand Shares of Cigarillos: % Volume 2011-2014
  • Table 56 Distribution of Cigars by Format: % Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 57 Forecast Sales of Cigars by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 58 Forecast Sales of Cigars by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 59 Forecast Sales of Cigars by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 60 Forecast Sales of Cigars by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

Smoking Tobacco in the United Kingdom - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

TRENDS

The role and effect of cannabis/marijuana

DISTRIBUTION

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS

  • Summary 15 Smoking Tobacco: New Product Launches

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 61 Sales of Smoking Tobacco by Category: Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 62 Sales of Smoking Tobacco by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 63 Sales of Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 64 Sales of Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 65 NBO Company Shares of RYO Tobacco: % Volume 2010-2014
  • Table 66 LBN Brand Shares of RYO Tobacco: % Volume 2011-2014
  • Table 67 NBO Company Shares of Pipe Tobacco: % Volume 2010-2014
  • Table 68 LBN Brand Shares of Pipe Tobacco: % Volume 2011-2014
  • Table 69 Distribution of Smoking Tobacco by Format: % Volume 2009-2014
  • Table 70 Forecast Sales of Smoking Tobacco by Category: Volume 2014-2019
  • Table 71 Forecast Sales of Smoking Tobacco by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 72 Forecast Sales of Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
  • Table 73 Forecast Sales of Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

Vapour Devices in the United Kingdom - Category Analysis

HEADLINES

LEGISLATION

TRENDS

DISTRIBUTION

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS

  • Summary 16 Vapour Products: New Product Launches

PROSPECTS

CATEGORY DATA

  • Table 74 Number of Adult Vapers 2010-2014
  • Table 75 Sales of Vapour Devices by Category: Value 2009-2014
  • Table 76 Sales of Vapour Devices by Category: % Value Growth 2009-2014
  • Table 77 GBN Brand Rankings (GBO)/NBO of Disposable Cig-a-likes 2014
  • Table 78 GBN Brand Rankings (GBO)/NBO of Rechargeable Cig-a-likes (including Nicotine Cartridges) 2014
  • Table 79 GBN Brand Rankings (GBO)/NBO of Tank System Charging and Vapourising Devices 2014
  • Table 80 GBN Brand Rankings (GBO)/NBO of E-liquids 2014
  • Table 81 GBN Brand Rankings (GBO)/NBO of Heat-not-burn Devices 2014
  • Table 82 Sales of Vapour Devices by Distribution Format: % Value 2009-2014
  • Table 83 Forecast Sales of Vapour Devices by Category: Value 2014-2019
  • Table 84 Forecast Sales of Vapour Devices by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019

Segmentation

This market research report includes the following:

  • Tobacco
    • Cigarettes
      • High Tar Cigarettes
      • Mid Tar Cigarettes
      • Low Tar Cigarettes
      • Ultra Low Tar Cigarettes
    • Cigars
      • Cigars Excluding Cigarillos
        • Large Cigars
        • Standard Cigars
        • Small Cigars
      • Cigarillos
    • Smoking Tobacco
      • RYO Tobacco
      • Pipe Tobacco
    • Smokeless Tobacco
      • Chewing Tobacco
        • Asian-Style Chewing Tobacco
        • US-Style Chewing Tobacco
        • Other Chewing Tobacco
      • Snuff
        • Moist Snuff
          • US-Style Moist Snuff ('Dip')
            • Loose US-Style Moist Snuff
            • Portion US-Style Moist Snuff
          • Swedish-Style Snus
            • Loose Swedish-Style Snus
            • Portion Swedish-Style Snus
          • Asian Style Creamy Snuff
        • Dry Snuff
        • Hard Snuff
    • Cigarettes Including RYO Stick Equivalent
      • RYO Cigarettes
    • Vapour Devices
      • Cig-a-likes
        • Disposable cig-a-likes
        • Rechargeable cig-a-likes (including nicotine cartridges)
      • Tank systems
        • Tank system charging and vapourising devices
        • E-liquids
      • Heat-not-burn devices

Statistics Included

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

From Passport

  • Market Sizes
  • Company Shares
  • Brand Shares
  • Distribution
  • Analysis by Type
  • Brand Ranking
  • Cigarettes by Blend
  • Cigarettes by Carbon Filter/Non-Carbon Filter
  • Cigarettes by Filtered/Unfiltered
  • Cigarettes by Length
  • Cigarettes by Pack Size
  • Cigarettes by Pack Type
  • Cigarettes by Price Band
  • Cigarettes by Slim/Superslim/Microslim/Regular
  • Cigarettes by Standard/Menthol/Capsule
  • Pricing
  • Products by Ingredient
  • Smoking population - number of adult smokers
  • Smoking prevalence - % of adult population
  • Taxation
  • Trade Statistics - Volume

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
  • Illicit trade volume
  • Illicit trade volume % growth
  • Illicit trade volume per capita
  • Retail volume (sticks)
  • Retail volume (sticks) % growth
  • Retail volume (sticks) per capita
  • Retail plus illicit trade
  • Retail plus illicit trade % growth
  • Retail plus illicit trade per capita

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