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Smokeless Tobacco in Canada

Smokeless Tobacco in Canada


The Canadian smokeless tobacco market is dominated by two products: moist North American-style snuff and chewing tobacco, although other products, such as Asian smokeless tobacco and snus, can also be found. Although Canada has seen a tightening of regulations on the use of tobacco products, coupled with rising prices, this has to some extent benefited the smokeless market with moist snuff being used as a complimentary product to cigarettes.

Key Findings

With no local production of smokeless tobacco reported since 1987, the market is entirely supplied by imports, originating mainly from the US

Overall smokeless tobacco sales dropped in 2015

Multinational companies dominate Canada’s smokeless tobacco market

Per capita consumption is set to drop by 55.1% over 2014-2024


“Smokeless Tobacco in Canada”, is an analytical report by Canadean that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the 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 – favouring some countries and leaving others increasingly out of line with demand patterns. As a result, understanding the specific market dynamics of the Canadian 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
• Definitions
Market context
• Tobacco products market, tonnes, %, 2004 & 2014
• Tobacco products market, tonnes, 2004–2015
Market size and structure
• Smokeless Tobacco Consumption, Tonnes, 2004-2015
• Per capita consumption of smokeless tobacco, grams per year, 2004–2015
• Smokeless Tobacco: Market Segmentation (Tonnes), 2004-2015
• Consumption of Snuff, Tonnes, 2004-2015
• Consumption of Chewing Tobacco, Tonnes, 2004-2015
Production and trade
• Smokeless Tobacco: Imports, 1998-2008
• Smokeless Tobacco: Imports by type, 1998-2008
• Imports by Country of Origin, Top Six, Value %, 2013
• Exports/Re-Exports of Smokeless Tobacco, Tonnes, 2003-2013
Taxation and retail price
• Taxation Rates on Tobacco Products by provinces, 2015
Manufacturers and brands
• Snuff: Key Brands, 2015
The smoking population
• Smokeless Tobacco Use by Men, by Age %
• Smokeless Tobacco Use by Women, by Age %
• Daily Tobacco Usershipby Gender, 2013
• Experimentation with Smokeless Tobacco, Men, 2007, 2010-2012
• Smokeless Tobacco Use by Province, 2009
• Tobacco Use Amongst Young Persons, 2008-2009
• Tobacco Use by Gender & Grouped Grades, 2008-2009
• Tobacco Use Among 15-19 Year Olds, by Province, 2008
• Smokeless Tobacco Use in Last Month, Males, 2007/2008
Operating constraints
• Operating constraints
• Advertising restrictions
• Health warnings and labeling requirements
• Other restrictions
Prospects and forecasts
• Smokeless Tobacco Consumption, Tonnes, 2014-2024
• Per Capita Consumption, Grams Per Year, 2014-2024
• Additional data tables
• Summary methodology
• About Canadean

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