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Smoking Tobacco in Canada, 2015

Smoking Tobacco in Canada, 2015


The total market for tobacco products in Canada comprises of four main sectors: manufactured cigarettes, cigars/cigarillos, smoking tobacco and smokeless tobacco. Each sector has suffered a decline over the period under review, particularly in the last few years, with both federal and provincial governments influencing market trends with taxation policies that remain complex and applied at different levels according to province despite some degree of increasing standardization.

Key Findings

There has been a steady decline in smoking tobacco sales in recent years, more than 80% below 1990 levels with further forecasts expected for 2015. Manufactured cigarettes are also declining at a similar rate as overall smoking prevalence decreases across Canada

Since 2003 consumption has fallen away quite dramatically. Tax rises, growing illicit consumption and increased competition from value cigarettes are the main factors behind a collapse in official sales

Within the overall market for smoking tobacco, FCT has clear dominance. This has largely remained unchanged over the review period, although it did reach a record high of over 98% in 2014, with a further increase forecast for 2015


“Smoking Tobacco in the Canada”, is an analytical report by Canadean which provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Canadian 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

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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 Canadian marker is key to ensuring maximum future sales

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Executive summary
Market context
Tobacco products market, tonnes, %, 2004 & 2014
Tobacco products market, tonnes, 2004–2014
Market size and structure
Consumption of smoking tobacco, tonnes, 2004–2015
Per capita consumption of smoking tobacco, grams per year, 2004–2015
Smoking Tobacco: Market segmentation, 2011–2015
Cigarette consumption, manufactured v hand rolled, 2004–2015
Production and trade
Production of Smoking Tobacco, tonnes, 2004-2014
Imports of Smoking Tobacco, tonnes, 2004-2014
Import of Smoking Tobacco, volume and value C$ ‘000 2004-2014
Imports by Country of Origin, top countries, %, 2014
Exports of Smoking Tobacco, tonnes, 2004-2014
Exports of Smoking Tobacco, tonnes, volume and value C$ ‘000 2004-2014
Exports by Country of Destination top countries, %, 2014
Taxation and retail price
Taxation overview
Federal Excise Duties, 2015
Provincial & Federal Tax on Cigarettes & Roll-Your-Own Tobacco, as of 22nd June 2012
Provincial Sales Tax, May 2014
Retail Prices overview
Manufacturers and brands
FCT: Manufacturer Shares, 2000-2014
Cigarette Tobacco: Brand Family Shares, 2000-2005
Cigarette Tobacco: Leading Brand Variant Shares, 2004-2006
Company profiles The Smoking Population
Adult smoking prevalence, total and by gender, 2004–2014
Smoking incidence by gender & age, males and females, 2008 – 2012
The Prevalence of smoking by Age Group and Gender, Aged 15 year and over, 2013
Current Smokers by Age Group, 2004-2012
Adult Smoking Prevalence Trends by Province, 2004-2013
Operating constraints
Operating constraints
Advertising restrictions
Labelling requirements
Other restrictions
Retail structure
Prospects and forecasts
Prospects and Forecasts summary
Fine cut tobacco consumption, tons, 2014-2024
Per capita consumption, grams per year, 2014–2024
Additional data tables
Summary methodology
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