Cigars and Cigarillos in Netherlands, 2015
The Netherlands is one of Europe's most important markets for cigars both in terms of sales and production. Sales of cigars and cigarillos are sizeable compared with countries of a similar population, standing at almost 400 million pieces in 2014. Per capita sales illustrate the importance of cigars and cigarillos within the wider tobacco market with a per capita consumption of more than 20 pieces in 2014.
The market can be split into three broad segments: cigarillos, senoritas, and other cigars. Cigarillos are by far the largest segment, accounting for around 80% of volumes in 2014, their share up on previous years
In 2009 sales saw a fall due to smoking restrictions, however, the situation was helped in 2012 by purchasing prior to a rise in VAT in October which overcame poor spring weather. Volumes ended the year up by more than 2% at almost 400 million pieces although contracted by slowly high than 1% in 2013 as the impact of pre-tax hike purchases was removed and by another 2% in 2014 to more than 375 million pieces
Imports are dominated by part-finished cigars entering from Belgium although finished cigars from other European countries and from production facilities further afield such as the Dominican Republic are also of note
Cigars and cigarillos are subject to two types of tax - excise duty and value added tax (VAT). Ad valorem excise duty is currently set at a uniform 5% of the retail price
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