Retail volume sales continued to decrease significantly for cigars, cigarillos and smoking tobacco in 2018. Cigars and, to a lesser extent, cigarillos suffer from an old-fashioned image and remain most popular with older consumers.
Fine cut tobacco remains very popular in the Netherlands, with a globally high per capita consumption rate. While roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco dominates, make-your-own (MYO) tobacco has become more popular.
Over the forecast period, cigars is projected to see a fast decrease in retail volume sales, while posting the only decline in current value sales in the category. Cigars is hampered by restrictive legislation and increasingly adverse public opinion.
Domestic manufacturers Royal Agio Cigars and Ritmeester Cigars continued to lead cigars and cigarillos in retail volume share terms in 2018. While the former is also a leader in cigars, their strength in cigarillos, which enjoys a strong historic preference over cigars in the Netherlands, enabled them to lead the category.
Despite the improving economic situation in the Netherlands, consumers of smoking tobacco have shown price sensitivity, as a result of excise-driven unit price increases. This has benefited some private label retailers, with Albert Heijn’s Shag Halfzwaar and Zwaar fine cut tobaccos witnessing dynamic retail volume sales growth in 2018.
Imperial Tobacco Netherlands remained the strong leader in smoking tobacco in 2018. The company benefits from the ongoing appeal of Dutch legacy brands, especially Van Nelle and Drum, but also Brandaris, which have a long-standing presence and enjoy strong brand recognition in the market.
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