Tobacco in Costa Rica

June 2021
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Overview:

Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Tobacco industry in Costa Rica with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

Data and analysis in this report provides further detailed coverage dedicated to the following key categories, where applicable:

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco
  • Smokeless Tobacco, E-Vapour Products and Heated Tobacco

If you're in the Tobacco industry in Costa Rica, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Tobacco in Costa Rica report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Tobacco in Costa Rica?
  • Which are the leading brands in Tobacco in Costa Rica?
  • How are products distributed in Tobacco in Costa Rica?
  • Which category is the most heavily taxed in Costa Rica?
  • How is the operating environment for Tobacco changing?
  • What are the current legislative restrictions applicable to the sale of Tobacco products in Costa Rica?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted demand?
  • How have national lockdown and enforced home seclusion following COVID-19 impacted sales?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?

Tobacco in Costa Rica

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

COVID-19 impact on tobacco
COVID-19 country impact
Company response
Retailing shift
What next for tobacco?

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
Point-of-sale display bans
Smoking in public places
Low ignition propensity (LIP) cigarette regulation
Flavoured tobacco product ban
Reduced harm
Vapour products

PRODUCTION/IMPORTS/EXPORTS

MARKET INDICATORS

Table 1 Number of Adult Smokers by Gender 2015-2020

MARKET DATA

Table 2 Sales of Tobacco by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 3 Sales of Tobacco by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 4 Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 5 Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 6 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 7 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 8 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 9 Forecast Sales of Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

GLOBAL MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

GLOBAL INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENT

DISCLAIMER

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources

Cigarettes in Costa Rica

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Economic downturn accelerated trading down and facilitated the growth of the illicit market in 2020
Players focused on maintaining regional alignment and launching flavour innovations
Players consolidated their brand portfolios

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Economic fallout of the pandemic will moderate recovery in the forecast period
More brand consolidation expected as players focus on recouping lost sales
Premium brands likely to see demand decline

TAXATION AND PRICING

Taxation rates
Summary 3 Taxation and Duty Levies 2015-2020
Average cigarette pack price breakdown
Summary 4 Average Cigarette Pack Price Breakdown: Brand Examples

CATEGORY DATA

Table 10 Sales of Cigarettes: Volume 2015-2020 Table 11 Sales of Cigarettes by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 12 Sales of Cigarettes: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 13 Sales of Cigarettes by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 14 Sales of Cigarettes by Blend: % Volume 2015-2020 Table 15 Sales of Cigarettes by Standard/Menthol/Capsule: % Volume 2015-2020 Table 16 Sales of Cigarettes by Regular/Slim/Superslim/Microslim: % Volume 2015-2020 Table 17 Sales of Cigarettes by Pack Size: % Volume 2015-2020 Table 18 Sales of Cigarettes by Price Band: % Volume 2015-2020 Table 19 NBO Company Shares of Cigarettes: % Volume 2016-2020 Table 20 LBN Brand Shares of Cigarettes: % Volume 2017-2020 Table 21 Sales of Cigarettes by Distribution Format: % Volume 2015-2020 Table 22 Illicit Trade Estimate of Cigarettes: Volume 2015-2020 Table 23 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes: Volume 2020-2025 Table 24 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 25 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 26 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025 Table 27 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Blend: % Volume 2020-2025 Table 28 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Standard/Menthol/Capsule: % Volume 2020-2025 Table 29 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Regular/Slim/Superslim/Microslim: % Volume 2020-2025 Table 30 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Pack Size: % Volume 2020-2025 Table 31 Forecast Sales of Cigarettes by Price Band: % Volume 2020-2025

Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco in Costa Rica

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Loss of incoming tourists resulted in a significant drop in demand in 2020
Local consumption was unable to overcome the losses
Players developed online platforms to directly reach foreign consumers

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Recovery in the forecast period will depend on the recovery of tourism
Players likely to continue focusing on e-commerce
Opportunity to develop niche demand for smoking tobacco

CATEGORY DATA

Table 32 Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: Volume 2015-2020 Table 33 Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 34 Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2015-2020 Table 35 Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 36 Sales of Cigars by Size: % Volume 2015-2020 Table 37 Sales of Cigarillos by Price Platform 2015-2020 Table 38 NBO Company Shares of Cigars and Cigarillos: % Volume 2016-2020 Table 39 LBN Brand Shares of Cigars and Cigarillos: % Volume 2017-2020 Table 40 NBO Company Shares of Cigars: % Volume 2016-2020 Table 41 LBN Brand Shares of Cigars: % Volume 2017-2020 Table 42 NBO Company Shares of Cigarillos: % Volume 2016-2020 Table 43 LBN Brand Shares of Cigarillos: % Volume 2017-2020 Table 44 Distribution of Cigars and Cigarillos by Format: % Volume 2015-2020 Table 45 Forecast Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: Volume 2020-2025 Table 46 Forecast Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 47 Forecast Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Volume Growth 2020-2025 Table 48 Forecast Sales of Cigars, Cigarillos and Smoking Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Smokeless Tobacco, E-Vapour Products and Heated Tobacco in Costa Rica

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2020 IMPACT

Economic uncertainty encouraged consumers to trade down in 2020
Value for money drove consumers’ purchasing decisions
Heated tobacco launch witnessed in Costa Rica

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

Upcoming legislation may dampen recovery in the forecast period
More consolidation at the brand and player level likely
Opportunity for the development of heated tobacco

CATEGORY INDICATORS

Table 49 Number of Adult Vapers 2015-2020

CATEGORY DATA

Table 50 Sales of Smokeless Tobacco, E-Vapour Products and Heated Tobacco by Category: Value 2015-2020 Table 51 Sales of Smokeless Tobacco, E-Vapour Products and Heated Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2015-2020 Table 52 Sales of E-Liquids by Nicotene Strength: % Value 2018-2020 Table 53 NBO Company Shares of E-Vapour Products: % Value 2016-2020 Table 54 LBN Brand Shares of E-Vapour Products: % Value 2017-2020 Table 55 Distribution of E-Vapour Products by Format: % Value 2015-2020 Table 56 Forecast Sales of Tobacco Heating Devices: Volume 2020-2025 Table 57 Forecast Sales of Tobacco Heating Devices: % Volume Growth 2021-2025 Table 58 Forecast Sales of Heated Tobacco: Volume 2020-2025 Table 59 Forecast Sales of Heated Tobacco: % Volume Growth 2021-2025 Table 60 Forecast Sales of Smokeless Tobacco, E-Vapour Products and Heated Tobacco by Category: Value 2020-2025 Table 61 Forecast Sales of Smokeless Tobacco, E-Vapour Products and Heated Tobacco by Category: % Value Growth 2020-2025

Tobacco Free Oral Nicotine in Costa Rica

2020 IMPACT

RECOVERY AND OPPORTUNITIES

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