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Cigarettes in Tanzania

Cigarettes in Tanzania


Cigarette consumption in Tanzania has been erratic on a year-to-year basis. The economic difficulties, recurrent droughts, and extensive infrastructure problems are the main factors that influenced the market. The market is supplied by the Tanzania Cigarette Company and the two main brands are Sweet Menthol and Portsman. The government has taken a pro-active approach to tobacco control with the passage of the Tobacco Products (Regulations) Act in April 2003. The act brought in new restrictions on promotion as well as health warnings and an increase in the legal age to smoke to 18.

Key Findings

Many factors such as economic difficulties, the effects of recurrent drought on leaf growing, the extensive infrastructure problems and frequent power cuts have badly affected the supply chain in Tanzania

The increase in prices impacted the duty paid sales as many consumers switched to the non-duty paid sector or down traded within the duty paid market to cheaper brands

The non-duty paid sector is believed to be quite important and is likely to have grown in recent years because of tax-induced price rises

Tanzania Cigarette Company Ltd is the main manufacturers in Tanzania


“Cigarettes in Tanzania”, is an analytical report by Canadean which provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Tanzanian 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 the Tanzanian 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
8.3. Government Restrictions
9. Company Profiles
9.1. Tanzania Cigarette Company Ltd
10. Prospects & Forecasts
11. Appendix
12.1. What is this Report About?
12.2. Time Frame
12.3. Product Category Coverage
12.4. Methodology
12.5. About Canadean
12.6. Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990–2015
Table 2: Per Capita Consumption, 1990–2015
Table 3: Market Structure: Domestic v Imported, 2000-2014, Million Pieces
Table 4: Market Structure: Domestic v Imported, 2000-2014, %
Table 5: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2000–2014, Million Pieces
Table 6: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2000–2014, %
Table 7: Brand Positioning, 2014
Table 8: Taxation Structure, 2005-2016
Table 9: Annual Average Inflation (Alcohol & Tobacco), 2010-2014
Table 10: Smoking Population, 1990–2014
Table 11: Smoking Prevalence by Gender, Age, Region, Education & Income, 2010, %
Table 12: Men: Average Daily Cigarette Smoking by Age, Region, Education & Income, 2010
Table 13: Cigarette Production, 1990–2014, Million pieces
Table 14: Cigarette Imports, 1995-2014, Million pieces
Table 15: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, 2008-2014, Million Pieces
Table 16: Cigarette Exports, 1990-2014, Million pieces
Table 17: Exports by Country of Destination, 2008-2014, Million Pieces
Table 18: Consumption Forecasts, Million pieces, 2015–2025
List of Figures
Figure 1: Methodology

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