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Cigars and Cigarillos in the UK

Cigars and Cigarillos in the UK


The UK cigar market is sizeable in Western European terms, although the overall market has contracted considerably over the review period and there is no evidence that this trend is coming to a halt. Falling levels of consumption can be attributed to price increases, a poor economic situation and a downturn in consumer spend, alongside a continuing impact from the ban on smoking in public places introduced in 2007.

Key Findings

• The UK cigar market is generally divided into three sectors: miniatures, small cigars, and large cigars. Until 2008 small cigars had remained the largest segment of the UK cigar market, but at this point miniature cigars took over as the largest segment, their convenience, relative pricing and higher distribution profile through the multiple sector being the main factors behind their growing popularity.

• UK production is largely geared towards meeting domestic demand, although some output is for export markets. Overall production of cigars and cigarillos has fallen.

In volume terms, Netherlands is the outright leading importer of Cigar & Cigarillos. Countries such as Spain, Germany and the US import far less, in volume terms.


“Cigars and Cigarillos in the UK”, is an analytical report by Canadean which provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the UK 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 2014 to 2024.

Reasons To Buy

• Get a detailed understanding of consumption to align your sales and marketing efforts with the latest trends in the market.

• Identify the areas of growth and opportunities, which will aid effective marketing planning.

• 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 UK market is key 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.

Understand the market dynamics and essential data to benchmark your position and to identify where to compete in the future.

Executive summary
Market context
Tobacco products market, tonnes, %, 2004 & 2014
Tobacco products market, tonnes, 2004–2014
Market size and structure
Cigars & Cigarillos Consumption, Pieces, 2004-2015
Per Capita Consumption, Pieces Per Year, 2004-2015
Retail Sales of Cigars & Cigarillos, 1999-2011
Cigars & Cigarillos: Market Segmentation, 2010-2015
Miniatures, Total & Per Capita Consumption, 2004-2015
Small Cigars, Total & Per Capita Consumption, 2004-2015
Large Cigars, Total & Per Capita Consumption, 2004-2015
Tobacco Products: Retail Sales by Sector, 2008-2010
Production and trade
Production of Cigars & Cigarillos, pieces, 2004-2010
Imports of Cigars & Cigarillos, Volume, Tonnes, 2004-2014
Imports by Country of Origin, Top Countries, Volume, %, 2014
Imports of Cigars & Cigarillos, Volume, Tonnes, 2007-2014
Imports of Cigars & Cigarillos, Value, € 000, 2007-2014
Exports, of Cigars & Cigarillos, Volume, Tonnes, 2004-2014
Exports by Country of Destination, Top Countries, Volume, %, 2014
Exports of cigars & cigarillos, Volume, tonnes, 2007-2014
Production and trade (cont)
Exports of cigars & cigarillos, Value, € 000, 2007-2014
Taxation and retail price
Excise Duty on Cigars & Cigarillos, 2005-2015
Cigars: Tax Structure, 1994-2011
EU: Cigars & Cigarillos, Tax Incidence Comparison, 2014
Tax Revenue from Cigars, 2007-2013
Retail Price List, Selected Brands, 2015
Manufacturers and brands
Cigars & Cigarillos: Manufacturer Shares, Volume, %, 2010-2014
Cigars: Manufacturer Shares by Sector, Volume, %, 2005-2015
Cigars & Cigarillos: Leading Brand Family Shares, Volume, %, 2000-2015
Cigars & Cigarillos: Leading Brand Family Shares by Value, £ million 2009-2013
Miniatures: Manufacturer & Brand Family Shares, Volume, %, 2000-2014
Small Cigars: Manufacturer & Brand Family Shares, Volume, %, 2000-2014
Large Cigars: Brand Family Shares, Volume, %, 2000-2014
Company profiles
The smoking population
Adult Smoking Prevalence by Gender, %, 2004-2014
Cigar Smoking Population, 2004-2013
Cigar Smoking Prevalence, adult, %, 2001-2006
Cigar Smokers by Region, 2007 & 2008
Operating constraints
Operating constraints
Advertising restrictions
Labelling requirements
Other restrictions
Distribution of Cigars & Cigarillos by Outlet, Volume, %, 2008 & 2009
Retail Distribution of Cigars & Cigarillos by Size, Volume, %, 2008 & 2009
Retail Sales by Outlet, Value, %, 2012 & 2013
Prospects and forecasts
Cigars & Cigarillos Consumption, Million Pieces, 2014-2024
Per Capita Consumption, Pieces Per Year, 2014-2024
Additional data tables
Summary methodology
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