Cigarettes in Mauritius

Cigarettes in Mauritius


The cigarette market is relatively flat and tending to decline long term but recent efforts to combat contraband trade have lifted duty paid volume. The majority of adult smokers are males, also the high number of tourists which visit Mauritius every year contribute to the per capita consumption. The market exhibits strong western characteristics with king size lengths dominating. International brands are popular, assisted in part by the dominant presence of BAT and the influence of tourism. The local production ended in 2007 and the market now is supplied entirely by imports.

Key Findings

Mauritius is a small but fairly stable market for cigarettes

The cessation of local production by BAT in 2007 meant that supplies are now restricted to imports and are thus more expensive than previously

Mauritius has adopted a proactive stance towards tobacco control. It was one of the first countries in Africa to require graphic warnings on packs and during 2012 it was announced that the current ban on smoking in public places was to be extended

Excise duty rates have been increased significantly to help price smokers out of the market


“Cigarettes in Mauritius”, is an analytical report by Canadean which provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in Mauritius 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 the manufacturers, leading brands along with company profiles

Regulations, taxation, retail pricing, smoking habit 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 market dynamics of Mauritius market is crucial to ensuring maximum future sales

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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/Packaging Restrictions
8.3. Other Restrictions
9. Prospects & Forecasts
10. Appendix
10.1 What is this Report About?
10.2. Time Frame
10.3 Product Category Coverage
10.4. Methodology
10.5. About Canadean
10.6. Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990–2015
Table 2: Per Capita Consumption, 1990–2015
Table 3: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2000–2014, Million Pieces
Table 4: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2000–2014, %
Table 5: Cigarette Brands by Manufacturer
Table 6: Tobacco Excise Duty Revenue, 2007-2014
Table 7: Cigarette Price Development, 2008-2012
Table 8: Smoking Population, 1990–2014
Table 9: Adult Prevalence of Smoking (15+), 2013
Table 10: Smoking Prevalence by Sex & Age, 1987, 1992 & 1998, %
Table 11: Smoking Prevalence by Ethnic Group, 1987, 1992 & 1998, %
Table 12: Smoking Prevalence by Income Group, 1987, 1992 & 1998, %
Table 13: Cigarette Production, 1990–2015, Million pieces
Table 14: Cigarette Imports, 1990–2015, Million pieces
Table 15: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin (UN Trade Statistics), 2000-2014, Million Pieces
Table 16: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin (UN Trade Statistics), 2000-2014, %
Table 17: Cigarette Imports: Volume (National Data), 2010-2013, Million Pieces
Table 18: Cigarette Imports: Volume (National Data), 2010-2013, %
Table 19: Exports by Country of Destination, 2004–2013, Million Pieces
Table 20: Cigarette Exports Volume (National Data), 2010-2013, Million Pieces
Table 21: Cigarette Exports Volume (National Data), 2010-2013, %
Table 22: Consumption Forecasts, Million pieces, 2014–2024
List of Figures
Figure 1: Methodology

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