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Smoking Tobacco in Australia, 2016

Summary The Australian market for tobacco products is in long-term decline due to strong anti-tobacco laws, high taxes, and low smoking rates among consumers. However, as of 2015, smoking tobacco accounted for 10.9% of all tobacco consumption, up from 6.5% in 2005, indicating a consumer shift away from manufactured cigarettes to slightly cheaper alternatives, such as smoking tobacco. Nevertheless, the highly regulated nature of the Australian tobacco market will limit the abilities of smoking tobacco brands to capitlize on their growing popularity in the longer term. This category is dominated... 

Tobacco Company Profile – The China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC)

Summary The China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) is the largest cigarette producer in the world, with domestic and export sales totaling 2,589.08 billion pieces in 2015, approximately two and a half times that of the world’s leading multinational tobacco companies, Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco. Chinese factories operating under CNTC control produced 2,589.07 billion cigarettes in 2014. Key Findings – The CNTC currently holds 45.2% of the global cigarette market and has its headquarters in Beijing, with 510,000 employees. – The CNTC is still heavily... 

Cigarettes in Russia

Summary Cigarettes in Russia is an analytical report that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Russian market. It covers market size and structure along with per capita and overall consumption. Additionally, it focuses on brand data, retail pricing, prospects and forecasts for sales and consumption to 2025. Key Findings – Smoking incidence grew among both males and females until 2008; thereafter there has been a dip in male smoking prevalence. – Currently, 56% of adult males and 20% of adult females are smokers. – Domestic market volume... 

Cigarettes in Cambodia, 2016

Summary Cambodia’s return to democracy in 1993, while bringing about conditions that should in theory benefit a market such as cigarettes, was also accompanied by rising non-duty paid sales. This resulted in duty paid volumes dropping to around six billion pieces in 2006, although some improvement to 7.5 billion pieces was recorded by 2014. Per capita consumption rates have fallen as the country’s population has expanded and stood at 485 pieces in 2015, 24.9% lower than in 1990. Cambodia has a rapidly growing population of 15.5 million people in 2014. Key Findings Only just over half... 

Cigarettes in Malaysia, 2017

Summary The market for cigarettes in Malaysia has experienced contrasting trends in recent years. Recently the legitimate market has suffered badly from a series of price and tax increases, culminating in a combination of tax rises and a crackdown on black market activities. Malaysia is a production centre of choice for BAT, PMI and JTI to service other South East Asian regional markets, although output fell by around a third in 2013 to 17.87 billion pieces and was 16.33 billion pieces in 2015. Imports have not historically been very significant, although officially reported volumes appear unreliable. Key... 

Cigarettes in Bulgaria, 2017

Summary The true size of the cigarette market and trends in consumption levels had once been extremely difficult to determine accurately due to black market activities, with the overall market size fluctuating according to the affordability of local products and volumes of contraband. Key Findings Bulgaria has traditionally had one of the highest rates of per capita cigarette consumption.However, the collapse of the duty paid sector since 2009 and the consequent rise in contraband reduced legitimate consumption levels. There has been a trend away from traditional oriental or semi-oriental blends... 

Cigarettes in Singapore, 2017

Summary Singapore is important as a major distribution center for the Asia-Pacific region, but its relatively small population, currently around 5.7 million, means it has only a small domestic cigarette market. Annual per capita consumption levels are relativelylow in regional terms, averaging 514 pieces in 2014. However, the effects of the economic difficulties, increased taxes, high non-duty paid sales, competition from RYO cigarettes, and a tightening of restrictions on tobacco consumption have depressed demand for manufactured cigarettes. Key Findings The local market is dominated by filter... 

Cigarettes in Thailand

Summary Thailand’s cigarette market is relatively large, with it being driven by its growing population and modest disposable incomes amongst many consumers. The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) dominates the domestic market with a 72.5% market share in 2015 due to popular brand offerings and competitive prices when compared to imported international brands. However, the market, and TTM specifically, has suffered many setbacks in recent years from stiff competition from international brands and the growth of RYO tobacco products as consumers switch from manufactured cigarettes. Additionally,... 

Cigarettes in Taiwan

Summary Taiwan has a sizeable cigarette market because of its wealthy population and economic growth, which have boosted cigarette consumption in recent decades. However, as the cigarette market is closely linked to the wider economy, it has periodically suffered from recessions, which had a negative effect. However, since 2014 the market has been relatively stable with more sustainable tobacco consumption due to measures limiting contraband and solid economic growth. Key Findings Per capita consumption stood at 1,535 pieces per year in 2015, a 0.9% decline on 2014. Non-duty paid cigarettes only... 

Tobacco Company Profile – GTF Neman

Summary GTF Neman is the largest cigarette manufacturer in Belarus, it is state owned and controlled by the state food industry holding organization. The government effectively restricts imports to those brands which cannot be manufactured in Belarus. As a result, GTF Neman established licensed contract manufacturing arrangements with BAT, JTI, and Tobacco International Enterprises Ltd. GTF Neman has traditionally remained focused on its domestic market, but it has begun to export more cigarettes in the past few years. Key Findings – GTF Neman currently produces around 73% of national cigarette... 
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