Over the forecast period, local consumers are expected to become more interested in flavoured cigarettes, especially those with flavour capsules. This is set to be the continuation of a long term trend towards flavoured cigarettes such as menthol, which has made local consumers highly receptive to cigarettes with menthol or fruit-flavoured capsules.
With cigarette taxes expected to continue rising over the forecast period, unit prices will inevitably increase across all price bands. This is likely to encourage consumers to opt for smaller pack sizes with lower retail selling prices.
The forecast period is set to see a narrowing of choice for local smokers as fewer brands of cigarettes are expected to be marketed in the Dominican Republic. With the recent transfer of JTI’s share in La Tabacalera into the hands of a state-owned company, brands such as Winston and Camel are not expected to remain strong players in the category.
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RETAIL SALES OF DUTY PAID CIGARETTES The definition of cigarettes for the purposes of this study is duty-paid, machine manufactured white-stick products. This does not exclude brands of cigarettes that do not use white paper but it is designed to exclude the volume of non-machine manufactured products such as bidis/beedis (India) and papirosy (Russia), and other smoking products made with tobacco but that either do not resemble cigarettes as recognised in the US or Europe, or those that are not machine manufactured. The exclusion of these products is intended to give a more accurate picture of the "true" market for cigarettes and cigars which has been distorted in official statistics and published reports because of the inclusion of hybrid products. NB Please note that due to its central importance and integration into the industry mainstream, Indonesia’s market data does include hand-rolled kreteks DUTY-FREE sales are excluded from retail sales, as are herbal cigarettes. ILLICIT TRADE CIGARETTES Not included in retail sales, but split out separately in volume terms only. Defined as non-duty paid cigarettes (includes smuggled & counterfeit/fake products combined). Legitimate cross-border sales are considered duty-paid. Sales arising from a foreign national purchasing cheaper cigarettes in bulk in a neighbouring country for personal use and exported back are attributed to the country where the purchase is made (e.g. bulk cigarette sales by British nationals in France are attributed to France).See All of Our Definitions
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