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Cigarettes in Ethiopia

Cigarettes in Ethiopia


Cigarette volume remains very low compared to other African countries. Contraband cigarette sales are endemic and this is one of the reasons why duty paid cigarette sales have remained constrained. Although much is being done to try to resolve the problem, the country still does not have the structures in place to succeed in stopping the sale of contraband cigarettes. National Tobacco Enterprise (NTE) holds the largest share of the market.

Key Findings

Difficulties facing the sales of duty paid cigarettes are mainly related to the political and economic situation in the country, the lower price of contraband cigarettes, and high consumption of khat

One manufacturer dominates the market: National Tobacco Enterprise (Ethiopia) Share Company

The political stability and strengthening of the economy allowed cigarette sales to begin to rise again


“Cigarettes in Ethiopia”, is an analytical report by Canadean that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Ethiopian market.

What else does this report offer?

Market size and structure of the overall and per capita consumption based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing analysis, and our in-house expertise

Detailed information such as market shares and recent developments of manufacturers and leading brands, along with company profiles

Regulations, taxation, retail pricing, smoking habits, and the growing health concerns affecting overall production

Prospects and forecasts of overall sales and consumption for 2015 to 2025

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As consumers’ product demands evolve, the dynamics between different countries also change – favoring some countries and leaving others increasingly out of line with demand patterns. As a result, understanding the specific dynamics of the Ethiopian market is crucial to ensuring maximum future sales

The differing growth rates in regional product sales drive fundamental shifts in the market. This report provides detailed, authoritative data on these changes - prime intelligence for marketers

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1. Overview
2. Market Size
3. Market Structure
4. Manufacturers & Brands
5. Taxation & Retail
5.1. Taxation
5.2. Retail Prices
6. The Smoking Population
7. Production & Trade
7.1. Production
7.2. Imports
7.3. Exports
8. Operating Constraints
8.1. Advertising Restrictions
8.2. Health Warnings
8.3. Government Restrictions
9. Company Profiles
10. Prospects & Forecasts
11. Appendix
11.1. What is this Report About?
11.2. Time Frame
11.3. Product Category Coverage
11.4. Methodology
11.5. About Candean – a division of Canadean
11.6. Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990–2015
Table 2: Per Capita Consumption, 1990–2015
Table 3: Market Segmentation: Filter v Plain Cigarettes, 2000–2014, Million Pieces
Table 4: Market Segmentation: Filter v Plain Cigarettes, 2000–2014, %
Table 5: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2000–2015, Million Pieces
Table 6: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, %, 2000–2015
Table 7: Cigarette Brand Shares, 2013
Table 8: Cigarette & Tobacco Inflation, region, 2008–2009(1)
Table 9: Cigarette Prices (Addis Ababa), brand, July 2012
Table 10: Cigarette Prices, 2008–2012, brand, Birr/Pack
Table 11: Smoking Population, 1990–2014
Table 12: Tobacco Use by Age, Men, 2011, %
Table 13: Cigarette Production, 1990–2014, million pieces
Table 14: Cigarette Production by Brand, volume %, 2013
Table 15: Cigarette Imports, 1990–2014, million pieces
Table 16: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, 2003–2014
Table 17: Consumption Forecasts, Million pieces, 2015–2025
List of Figures
Figure 1: Methodology

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