Smokeless Tobacco and Vapour Products in

Country Report

Executive Summary

Jul 2018
PROSPECTS
Other chewing tobacco is the only variety of smokeless tobacco available

Other chewing tobacco is the only type of smokeless tobacco available in Venezuela; it is popularly known as chimó in the country, a traditional tobacco paste made from tobacco leaves which are boiled with baking soda and sugar until the mixture develops a consistency similar to caramel. Chewing chimó remained a custom throughout the years, extending from the most remote areas of the country to the main cities, where high school and college students started to chew chimó as a fashion trend.

Chewing chimó is a practice among low-income groups

In smokeless tobacco there is no clear segmentation, with most brands regarded as economy. Mid-priced or premium brands are not offered, presumably because chewing chimó is generally a habit among low-income groups, with high-income consumers very unlikely to adopt it.

The sale of e-cigarettes and vapour products is illegal in Venezuela

The sale of e-cigarettes and vapour products became illegal in Venezuela from 2011. Products sold in the country will not have a permit from the Ministry of Health.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Fábrica de Chimó El Tigrito leads the category

There were no significant movements in the competitive positions of the companies involved in smokeless tobacco in 2017. Fábrica de Chimó El Tigrito remained the leading player due to the performance of its brand El Tigrito.

Smokeless tobacco is a category where innovation is rare

Smokeless tobacco is a category in which innovation is rarely seen. In fact, no new product launches were detected over the entire review period.

Smokeless tobacco products are not advertised

Traditionally, smokeless tobacco products were not advertised at points of sale. Companies involved in chimó are usually smaller than those manufacturing cigarettes, so advertising expenditure is not included in the cost structure.

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Smokeless Tobacco and Vapour Products in Venezuela - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Other chewing tobacco is the only variety of smokeless tobacco available
Chewing chimó is a practice among low-income groups
The sale of e-cigarettes and vapour products is illegal in Venezuela

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Fábrica de Chimó El Tigrito leads the category
Smokeless tobacco is a category where innovation is rare
Smokeless tobacco products are not advertised

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Sales of Smokeless Tobacco and Vapour Products by Category: Volume 2012-2017
Table 2 Sales of Smokeless Tobacco and Vapour Products by Category: Value 2012-2017
Table 3 Sales of Smokeless Tobacco and Vapour Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2012-2017
Table 4 Sales of Smokeless Tobacco and Vapour Products by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Smokeless Tobacco: % Volume 2013-2017
Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Smokeless Tobacco: % Volume 2014-2017
Table 7 Distribution of Smokeless Tobacco by Format: % Volume 2012-2017
Table 8 Forecast Sales of Smokeless Tobacco and Vapour Products by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 9 Forecast Sales of Smokeless Tobacco and Vapour Products by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Smokeless Tobacco and Vapour Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 11 Forecast Sales of Smokeless Tobacco and Vapour Products by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022

Tobacco in Venezuela - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

High inflation impacts consumer and manufacturer decisions
Devaluation limits illicit growth
CA Cigarrera Bigott Sucs maintains leadership
Traditional grocery retailers remains the main distribution channel for tobacco
Recession is expected to continue over the forecast period

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 point of sale
Sponsorship of sporting/music events
Distribution of tobacco-branded gifts (eg cigarette-branded lighters, pens, etc)
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 12 Number of Adult Smokers by Gender 2012-2017

MARKET DATA

Table 13 Sales of Tobacco by Category: Volume 2012-2017
Table 14 Sales of Tobacco by Category: Value 2012-2017
Table 15 Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2012-2017
Table 16 Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2012-2017
Table 17 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: Volume 2017-2022
Table 18 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: Value 2017-2022
Table 19 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022
Table 20 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources