What’s Happening in Tobacco? Q2 2020

July 2020

In the latest in an ongoing series of quarterly briefings looking at major (and some minor) developments in the world of tobacco, we assess the latest performance of the major multinationals, important cannabis and NPD/NGP updates, the reviewed economic growth projections for the world’s key markets and what to look for in the next quarter.

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Regulatory updates (1)

Premarket applications extended for tobacco products

As a result of the Coronavirus crisis, the Food and Drug Administration extended for four extra months the period to file premarket tobacco applications for new tobacco products.

Manufacturers of tobacco products present in the market on 8 August 2016 were required to submit their applications by 12 May 2020, although the US agency requested an extension due to the effect of the pandemic on their activities. As a result, the new deadline has been extended until 12 September.

Plain packaging comes into force in Singapore

Singapore’s Ministry of Health announced in June that all cigarette packets must use standardised packaging with larger graphic health warnings from 1 July. The new regulations apply to all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, bidis, ang hoon and other roll-your-own tobacco products.

Brand and variant names may be displayed, but only using the standard colour and font style. The graphic health warning size will increase from the current 50% to 75%.

In Brief

Regulatory updates (1)
Regulatory updates (2)
Regulatory updates (3)
Regulatory updates (4)
Taxation updates
Prevalence updates
Market and product updates (1)
Market and product updates (2)
Market and product updates (3)
Market and product updates (4)
Market and product updates (5)
Illicit trade updates
Cannabis updates
Production updates
New product developments

In Depth

PMI: Heated tobacco continues to gain share in PMI’s portfolio
BAT: Profit and revenue forecast adjusted due to COVID-19 impact
JTI: International volume grows offset domestic declines
IMB: New generation products drive revenue down

Macroeconomic Update

The latest Euromonitor International macroeconomic forecasts
The latest Euromonitor International macroeconomic forecasts (1)
The latest Euromonitor International macroeconomic forecasts (2)
The latest Euromonitor International macroeconomic forecasts

Q3 Talking Points

What to look for in Q3 2020
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