Smoking Tobacco in Spain, 2016

Smoking Tobacco in Spain, 2016


Spain has historically been a comparatively small but expanding market for smoking tobacco products. However, it has been experiencing strong growth of late, with demand for FCT (including pipe tobacco used for rolling) in particular soaring throughout the historic period. The Spanish tobacco market has long been dominated by factory-made cigarettes, which, in 2014, still accounted for more than 80% of consumption, although this is down from 91% in 2009.

Key Findings

Overall consumption of smoking tobacco has expanded from almost 500 tons in 1991 to approximately 6,900 tons in 2014

Smoking tobacco, including both pipe and HRT, is now the second largest sector with over 11% of total tonnage, ahead of cigars and cigarillos with almost 8%. Annual per capita consumption rates dropped back to 130g approximately in 2014, which were double 1990 levels. A slow recovery is projected for 2015 based on the first four months data

Imports of smoking tobacco have shown an upward trend from 2009-2012. However, volumes fell back by more than 2% in 2013 to over 9,600 tons, before recovering almost 400 tons in 2014

The outlook is for further growth in demand for FCT. Canadean forecasts that volumes will increase 25% from current levels by 2024


“Smoking Tobacco in Spain” is an analytical report by Canadean that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Spanish market.

What else does this report offer?

Overall market size and structure, 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

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 Spanish 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 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
Smoking tobacco consumption, tonnes, 2004–2015
Per capita consumption of smoking tobacco, grams per year, 2004–2015
Smoking Tobacco: Market segmentation, 2004–2015
Cigarette consumption, manufactured v FCT, 2004–2015
Fine Cut Tobacco: Market Segmentation, 2011–2014
Production and trade
Imports, tonnes, 2004–2014
Imports by country of origin, volume %, 2014
Imports, by country of origin, value %, 2014
Imports of Smoking Tobacco in Packs ≤500g, tonnes, 2006–2014
Imports of Smoking Tobacco in Packs ≤500g, €000, 2006–2014
Exports, tonnes, 2004–2014
Exports by country of destination, top countries, % volume, 2014
Exports by Country of Destination, Top Countries, % value, 2014
Exports of Smoking Tobacco in Packs ≤500g, tonnes, 2008–2014
Exports of Smoking Tobacco in Packs ≤500g, €000, 2008–2014
Taxation and retail price
Taxation Rates on Smoking Tobacco Products, 2015
EU: fine cut tobacco, tax incidence comparison, 2015
Retail Prices, Top five Brands, 2015
Manufacturers and brands
FCT : Manufacturer Shares, Volume, %, 2002–2014
FCT: Brand Shares, Volume, %, 2002–2014
Company profiles The smoking population
Adult smoking prevalence, total and by gender, 2004–2014
Smoking prevalence among men and women, by age, %, 2006, 2012
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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