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Smokeless Tobacco in France, 2015

Smokeless Tobacco in France, 2015


France has a small market for smokeless tobacco products currently reported at around 300 tons annually, which represents less than 1% of the overall tobacco products market. The annual per capita consumption rate is just less than five grams a year. Consumption has been slowly declining and volume is currently more than 20% lower than in 1990.

Key Findings

Around 92.2% of smokeless tobacco consumption comprises of chewing tobacco, mostly of the makla type with the balance being dry nasal snuff

In volume terms the market has suffered a gradual contraction over the past two decades, with consumption falling from almost 400 tons in 1990 to around 300 tons in 2013. The fall has continued during 2014, registering more than three tons less than the previous year

Historically, European countries have been the main provider of the majority of the Smokeless Tobacco imported to France. Belgium has been the leading country accounting for more than 90% of the imports, followed by Germany

The overall smokeless tobacco volume is forecast to continue to fall ending at a level of more than 260 tons by 2024, which represents a fall of around 13% against 2014 volumes


“Smokeless Tobacco in France”, is an analytical report by Canadean which provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the French 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 habits, 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

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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 French 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

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Executive summary
Market context
Tobacco products market, Tons, %, 2005 & 2015
Tobacco products market, Tons, 2004-2015
Market size and structure
Consumption of Smokeless Tobacco, tons, 2004-2015
Per capita consumption of, grams per year, 2004-2015
Smokeless Tobacco: Market Value, 2000-2014
Market Segmentation, 2008-2014
Production and trade
Smokeless Tobacco, Production Volumes, 1990-1995
Smokeless Tobacco: Imports, Volume & Value,2004-2014
Imports by Country of Origin, Top Countries, %, 2014
Smokeless Tobacco : Imports by country of Origin, Volume, tons & %, 2004-2014
Smokeless Tobacco : Imports by country of Origin, Value, €’000 & %, 2004-2014
Taxation and retail price
Chewing Tobacco: Retail Prices, Per pack (€), from 2012-2015
Snuff: Retail Prices, Per pack (€), from 2012-2015
Manufacturers and brands
Snuff: Manufacturer Market Share, 2012 – 2014
Chewing Tobacco: Manufacturer Market Share, 2012 - 2014
Use of Smokeless Tobacco in France
Operating constraints
Operating constraints
Prospects and Forecast
Smokeless Tobacco Consumption, tons, 2014-2024
Per Capita Consumption, Grams Per Year, 2014-2024
Additional data tables
Summary methodology
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