Smoking Tobacco in France, 2015

Smoking Tobacco in France, 2015


The total tobacco products market in France continued to decline in 2014, dropping by a further 5% to approximately 55,500 tons, and is now 46% below 1990 levels. It is dominated by industrially produced cigarettes, which represent more than 80% of the total tobacco products market in 2014, although cigarettes now account for a substantially reduced share than they did previously. Cigarettes volumes have fallen by more than 50% since 1990; most of this decline has occurred since 2001 as a result of a series of progressive tax and price increases.

Key Findings

Moderate growth of 2% was reported for 2013, with market volumes reaching a new high of more than 9,000 tons, although in 2014 consumption of smoking tobacco fell back by 3% to approximately 8,700 tons as a result of the impact of three successive tax increases

Annual per capita consumption rates dropped to 131g in 2014, a 3% recovery is projected for 2015 based on the first four months data

In 2014, JTI’s Camel moved marginally ahead of its Fleur du Pays, capturing pole position, although both had shares of almost 11%. PMI’s Interval was third while Marlboro moved from the fourth spot into fifth place

A drop in smoking tobacco imports of more than 14% was witnessed in 2013, reaching approximately 12,000 tons, with total import value dropping by 1%. The decline continued in 2014 in volume and value terms, with a fall of more than 1,500 tons


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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 and 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

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Executive summary
Market context
Tobacco products market, tonnes, %, 2004 & 2014
Tobacco products market, tonnes, 2004–2014
Market size and structure
Smoking tobacco Consumption (Tonnes), 2004–2015
Per capita consumption – Smoking Tobacco, %, 2004 – 2015
Smoking Tobacco: Market Segmentation, 2004–2015
Cigarette Consumption: Manufactured v FCT, 2004–2015
Breakdown by RYO, MYO & Pipe Tobacco, 2010–2014
Production and trade
Production of Smoking Tobacco, tonnes, 2004–2007
Imports of Smoking Tobacco, tonnes, 2004–2014
Imports of Smoking Tobacco, Volume & Value, 2004–2014
Imports by country of origin, top countries, % volume, 2014
Imports in packs ≤500g, volume, tonnes, 2007–2014
Imports in packs ≤500g, value, 2007–2014
Exports of Smoking Tobacco, tonnes, 2004–2014
Exports of Smoking Tobacco, Volume & Value, 2004–2014
Exports by country of destination, top countries, % volume, 2014
Exports of Smoking Tobacco by Country of Destination, volume, tons, 2004–2014
Exports of Smoking Tobacco by Country of Destination, value, 2004–2014
Taxation and retail price
Smoking Tobacco Excise Rates, 2006-2015
EU: Fine Cut Tobacco, tax incidence comparison, 2015
Manufacturers and brands
Smoking Tobacco - Manufacturer shares, Volume, %, 2004–2014
FCT - Manufacturer shares, Volume, %, 2004–2014
FCT - Brand Family Shares, Volume, %,
Company profiles The smoking population
Percentage of Adult Smokers by gender, 2004–2014
Smoking prevalence among males and females, by age, 2005 & 2010
Operating constraints
Operating constraints
Advertising restrictions
Health Warnings and Labelling requirements
Other restrictions Distribution
Retail structure
Prospects and forecasts
Fine cut tobacco consumption, tonnes, 2014–2024
Per capita consumption, grams per year, 2014–2024
Additional data tables
Summary methodology
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