Smoking Tobacco in the UK, 2015
The United Kingdom smoking tobacco market is characterized by two distinct sectors: a UK-duty paid market and a large non-UK duty paid element, the latter comprising both legitimate and illegal cross-border sales. Legitimate UK-duty paid sales of smoking tobacco increased to a peak of almost 6,500 tons in 2013, but dropped in 2014. However, a further 6,000 tons of non-UK duty paid smoking tobacco is believed to have been consumed.
The UK domestic duty paid smoking tobacco market increased for the tenth consecutive year in 2013, reaching a peak around of 6,500 tons, driven by the growing demand for fine cut tobacco, but suffered a slight setback in 2014, when duty paid volume declined less than 1%
Based on this data, Canadean estimates that the UK adult smoking population aged 18 and over stood at almost 10 million in 2014, compared with 13 million approximately in 1990 and 12 million in 2000.
Exports figures show that the Netherlands and the UAE were the most notable countries for exportations in 2013, with Indonesia and Vietnam emerging as important destinations in 2014. Germany was the most significant destination for exports in 2014, followed by the Netherlands and Poland
Growth in demand for FCT is expected to resume from 2016 onwards, with duty paid volumes forecast to reach less than 8,000 tonnes by 2024, which represents an increase of more than 20% from 2014 volumes
“Smoking Tobacco in the UK” is an analytical report by Canadean that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the UK market.
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Regulations, taxation, retail pricing, smoking habits, and the growing health concerns affecting overall production
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