Cigarettes

Market research on the tobacco industry. Standardised and cross-comparable statistics including total market sizes, market share and brand share data, distribution and industry trends and sub-category level information.

Country Report

Cigarettes in India

Oct 2021

The most severe COVID-19 restrictions were seen in the second quarter of 2020, when the Indian government deemed tobacco products to be non-essential. Therefore, the production and sale of cigarettes came to a halt. This decision affected all the…

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Cigarettes in Pakistan

Jul 2021

COVID-19 had no significant impact on demand for cigarettes in Pakistan, with supply remaining largely unaffected by the pandemic, and no major disruptions to distribution in terms of accessibility. However, retail volume sales recorded another year…

USD 990
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Cigarettes in the US

Jul 2021

In 2020, cigarettes recorded its lowest retail volume decline in well over a decade while also realising growth in current value sales. Low volume declines for cigarettes marks the category’s best performance in years (due to a gradual fall in…

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Cigarettes in Austria

Jul 2021

The strong decline in cross-border traffic and home seclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic had a strong positive impact on cigarette sales in 2020, as many cigarette smokers could only purchase cigarettes locally. Due to border closures and…

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Cigarettes in Latvia

Jul 2021

COVID-19 had a positive impact on sales of cigarettes in Latvia in 2020 due to increased stress and boredom during the pandemic. People also had more time to smoke while staying at home, resulting in slower annual volume decline in the year.…

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Cigarettes in Brazil

Jul 2021

Since 2015, the Brazilian cigarette market has been plagued by strong and consistent growth of the illegal sector, creating a difficult position for regular brands and offering consumers cheaper products with wide availability. This created an exodus…

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Cigarettes in Australia

Jul 2021

Smokers in Australia are already well informed of the dangers posed by smoking cigarettes and this combined with rising taxes and increased controls over public smoking have all helped drive an ongoing decline in smoking prevalence. With strict…

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Cigarettes in Lithuania

Jun 2021

2020 registered a further decrease in volume and current value sales. COVID-19 led to some people giving up smoking altogether due to health concerns and in particular due to the virus’ devastating effect on the lungs. Also, a ban on…

USD 990
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Cigarettes in Estonia

Jun 2021

Cigarettes registered a decline in volume sales in 2020, as more people gave up smoking in light of the added respiratory danger caused by COVID-19. Another contribution to the fall in volume sales was the EU regulation over the banning of…

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Cigarettes in Kazakhstan

Jun 2021

Lockdown measures imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 disrupted the supply chains of cigarettes producers and distributors in Kazakhstan in 2020, resulting in temporary shortages of some brands. At the same time, social opportunities for smoking…

USD 990
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Cigarettes in South Korea

Jun 2021

While sales of cigarettes in South Korea had seen continuous declines since 2017 due to the impact of higher tobacco taxes and strong anti-smoking policies in the country, the pandemic caused 2020 to experience unexpected growth. A shift of duty-free…

USD 990
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Cigarettes in Uzbekistan

Jun 2021

Retail volume sales of cigarettes in Uzbekistan declined for the tenth consecutive year during 2020. However, COVID-19 did not play a significant role in this. Import taxes on cigarettes are higher than excise rates on local production. However, the…

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Cigarettes in Uruguay

Jun 2021

After four years of decline, cigarettes returned to slow retail volume growth in 2020. This was despite rising prices, which led to dynamic current value growth in this year, and despite the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes from…

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Cigarettes in South Africa

Jun 2021

In 2020, the illicit trade of cigarettes, following the ban on legitimate sales in 2020, increased to account for over 40% of the category. Even though there was a ban on sales of cigarettes in 2020, sales of cigarettes continued during this time. A…

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Cigarettes in Singapore

Jun 2021

For the first time since 2015, cigarettes sees positive growth in retail volume terms. With circuit breaker measures kicking in (the government’s efforts to curb community COVID-19 transmission), Singapore residents are asked to work and study from…

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Cigarettes in Serbia

Jun 2021

Volume and retail value sales of cigarettes were not strongly influenced by COVID-19 in Serbia in 2020 as the category continued declining in volume terms, with the category having been on a downward trajectory for several years. However, the decline…

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Cigarettes in New Zealand

Jun 2021

Volume sales of cigarettes continued on a downward trajectory in 2020, which was in line with an ongoing trend seen over the review period, with more and more smokers looking to quit. Some New Zealanders saw the lockdown as an opportunity to reduce…

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Cigarettes in Ireland

Jun 2021

Current value sales of cigarettes reached their highest annual growth rate in 2020 in the last decade in Ireland, mainly fuelled by sales of legitimate cigarettes through mainstream retail channels. The travel restrictions enforced in Ireland…

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Cigarettes in Germany

Jun 2021

In 2020, cigarette retail volume sales saw only slow decline, with decline diminishing in comparison to the review period CAGR. The total number of smokers has even increased slightly in the year. The COVID-19 pandemic created an extra level of…

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Cigarettes in China

Jun 2021

Although facing nationwide lockdowns in light of COVID-19, sales of cigarettes still grew in 2020, recovering from the negative impact demonstrated in 2019. Due to the government’s fast reaction to the pandemic, China has managed to contain the…

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