With one of the highest percentages of vaccinated populations in the world, and already implementing a fourth dose of the vaccine, Chileans have been looking forward to moving on from the pandemic. While the threat of new variants is still a possibility, the severity of the disease seems to be decreasing with the passing of time, which led to an economic recovery phase during 2021.
One of the main trends during 2021 was the exceptional decline of illicit trade in cigarettes, due to the land borders of the country being closed for much of the year, which limited access. These limitations resulted in double-digit volume growth for retail sales of cigarettes in 2021, as consumers also had access to higher disposable incomes due to financial support from the government, which halted the previous subdued performance of the legal market in the last decade.
British American Tobacco Chile SA remained the dominant leader of cigarettes in Chile during 2021, benefiting from its wide portfolio and offering a wide variety of flavour capsule options and other lines. However, the player has phased out two of its brands, Dunhill and Hilton, with the aim of leveraging its biggest names, Pall Mall, Kent and Lucky Strike.
During 2021, even with intermittent quarantines that meant prolonged home seclusion for many residents of different municipalities depending on health indicators, Chile prepared to reopen by enabling on-trade businesses to welcome back customers, even if only with limited capacity.
As the pandemic continues to highlight awareness regarding consumers habits and its health implications, tobacco will remain one of the most controversial industries, with consumers enjoying the indulgence of the habit, but with many believing that they need to reduce their reliance on smoking, trade down to perceived less harmful options, or quit altogether.
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