Executive Summary

Jul 2019
PROSPECTS
Smoking tobacco capturing cigarette smokers

Smoking tobacco continues to attract cigarette smokers looking for cheaper and less harmful products. In response to the economic crisis and rising price sensitivity, consumers are shifting from mainstream and economic cigarettes to more economical smoking tobacco.

Room for growth in cigars

Cigars remains the largest category within cigars and cigarillos and continues to post strong double-digit growth. Cuban and Dominican Republic origin brands continue to dominate cigars and cigarillos sales, following a rebound from years of negative growth prior to 2016.

Tobacco specialists continue to dominate cigars and cigarillos distribution

For cigars and cigarillos, tobacco specialists continue to dominate distribution, focusing on higher-quality products. Newsagent-tobacconists/kiosks rank second, followed at a distance by forecourt retailers, which principally market low-quality products.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Entry of new multinational brands boosts smoking tobacco competitive landscape

The recent entry of leading multinational tobacco producers British American Tobacco and Philip Morris International with their respective Richmond and Jockey brands has helped to boost competition within smoking tobacco in Argentina and drive growth.

puro tabaco retains leading position in cigars

puro tabaco is one of the leading companies in cigars in Argentina as it is the exclusive distributor for Corporación Habanos, which sells a wide range of premium Cuban cigars. The company posted a strong increase in volume share within cigars in 2018 due to the growing popularity of brands such as Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Partagas, Bolivar, Rafael Gonzalez, Vegueros, Quintero, Cuaba and Fonseca.

CW Schelp remains in pole position in cigarillos

Café Crème continues to lead sales in cigarillos, gaining further sales share in 2018. The brand’s unique selling point is its offering of a wide variety of flavoured cigarillos, with its producer, CW Schelp, being one of the major importers of cigarillos in Argentina.

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Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Argentina - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Smoking tobacco capturing cigarette smokers
Room for growth in cigars
Tobacco specialists continue to dominate cigars and cigarillos distribution

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Entry of new multinational brands boosts smoking tobacco competitive landscape
puro tabaco retains leading position in cigars
CW Schelp remains in pole position in cigarillos

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 2 Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 3 Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 4 Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 5 Sales of Cigars by Size: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 6 Sales of Cigarillos by Price Platform 2013-2018
Table 7 NBO Company Shares of Cigars and Cigarillos: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 8 LBN Brand Shares of Cigars and Cigarillos: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 9 NBO Company Shares of Cigars: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 10 LBN Brand Shares of Cigars: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 11 NBO Company Shares of Cigarillos: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 12 LBN Brand Shares of Cigarillos: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 13 NBO Company Shares of Smoking Tobacco: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 14 LBN Brand Shares of Smoking Tobacco: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 15 NBO Company Shares of Pipe Tobacco: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 16 LBN Brand Shares of Pipe Tobacco: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 17 NBO Company Shares of Fine Cut Tobacco: % Volume 2014-2018
Table 18 LBN Brand Shares of Fine Cut Tobacco: % Volume 2015-2018
Table 19 Distribution of Cigars and Cigarillos by Format: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 20 Distribution of Smoking Tobacco by Format: % Volume 2013-2018
Table 21 Forecast Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 22 Forecast Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 23 Forecast Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 24 Forecast Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Tobacco in Argentina - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Demand impacted by ongoing economic crisis
Shift towards economy brands amid economic crisis
Rising demand for illicit brands made easier by lax enforcement of regulations
Newsagent-tobacconist/kiosks continue to dominate distribution
Demand to be limited by major tax increases

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Legislation
Legislative overview
Summary 1 Legislation Summary at a Glance
Minimum legal smoking age
Smoking prevalence
Tar levels
Health warnings
Plain packaging
Advertising and sponsorship
Advertising through media (television, radio, billboards, consumer press, trade press, cinema, etc.)
Advertising through retail points of sale
Sponsorship of sporting/music events
Point-of-sale display bans
Smoking in public places
Low ignition propensity (LIP) cigarette regulation
Flavoured tobacco product ban
“Reduced harm”
Electronic cigarettes

PRODUCTION/IMPORTS/EXPORTS

MARKET INDICATORS

Table 25 Number of Adult Smokers by Gender 2013-2018

MARKET DATA

Table 26 Sales of Tobacco by Category: Volume 2013-2018
Table 27 Sales of Tobacco by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 28 Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2013-2018
Table 29 Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 30 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: Volume 2018-2023
Table 31 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 32 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2018-2023
Table 33 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources