The Tanzanian tobacco market witnessed further value growth in 2022. The dominant player in cigarettes, Tanzania Cigarette Co Ltd, recorded double-digit growth in gross profit.
Sales increased in 2022 due to the greater acceptance of tobacco products within younger demographic groups. This is especially relevant for new segments, such as vaping.
Various cultural and religious barriers play a key role in limiting consumption of tobacco in different parts of Tanzania. The majority of the local population identify as either Muslim or Christian and the more conservative elements of each of these groups believe that it is unacceptable to smoke in public, with young people smoking in front of their parents or elders considered extremely disrespectful.
Tobacco is the second largest export crop in Tanzania, representing between 30% and 35% of national exports each year. Therefore, the local tobacco cultivation and manufacturing industry remains of vital importance to the national economy.
In Tanzania, most tobacco products are distributed by road or railway. Currently, there are numerous projects underway to improve transportation and logistics infrastructure across the country, particularly in large towns and major urban areas.
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Passport Tobacco covers the seven major tobacco categories: Cigarettes, Cigars & Cigarillos, Smoking tobacco (made up of Pipe tobacco and RYO tobacco), Smokeless Tobacco (snuff and chewing tobacco), E-Vapour Products (closed and open); Heated Tobacco; and Tobacco Free Oral Nicotine. Smoking paraphernalia such as pipes, rolling papers, lighters or matches, etc., are not included, nor are nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products, which are part of Euromonitor's Passport Consumer Healthcare database.See All of Our Definitions
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