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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Cigars in Thousand Sticks. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 141 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Agio Cigars
Altadis SA
Dannemann Cigarenfabrik GmbH
Habanos SA Corporation
John Middleton Co.
Swedish Match

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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study
Cigars
Cigar Types: Quality and Appearance Disparities
Large Cigars
Little Cigars
Cigarillos
II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Outlook
Cigars Move Ahead in an Environment Laced with Challenges
Current & Future Analysis
US and Europe Contribute Bulk, Emerging Economies Lend Momentum
2. MARKET TRENDS & ISSUES
Cigars Benefited from Regulations on Cigarettes, but Not Anymore
Premium Cigars Segment Shadows Growth in Luxury Goods Market
Cigar Market Growth: An Outcome of Mass Market Strategies
Little Cigars and Cigarillos Dominate Market
Flavored Variants Gain Traction among Youth
Cigar Manufacturers Eye Female Cigar Smoking Market
Growing Consumption of Cigars: A Boon for Cigar Tobacco Farmers
Competition
Cigar Industry Remains Highly Concentrated
Major Premium Cigar Brands in the Global Arena
Habanos Dominates the Cuban Cigar Market
Habanos Adopts Creative Marketing Strategies to Drive Cigar Consumption
3. REGULATORY LANDSCAPE
Global Regulatory Rampage on Tobacco Products Leaves Industry High and Dry
Manufacturers Adapt to Increasing Tax Policy Disparities
Flaws in Regulations Drives Youth Cigar Consumption
Illegal Trading: A Menace to the Industry
The Wait Goes on for the WTO Ruling on Plain Packaging
Impact on Cigars Market
With US Tightening Laws, Manufacturers Eye Greener Pastures
4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Cigars
Cigar Types: Quality and Appearance Disparities
Large Cigars
Little Cigars
Cigarillos
5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS
Debonaire House Launches Daybreak Ultra Premium Cigars
Davidoff Cigars Rolls Out Limited Edition Cigar
Bobalu Cigars Launches Deplorable Cigar Club Cigar
STG UK Introduces Moments Panatella
Davidoff Unveils New 702 Series Cigars
Ventura Cigar Rolls Out PSyKo Seven Connecticut
Davidoff Unveils Davidoff Golf Scorecard Edition 2016
Habanos Rolls Out New Cigars at Habanos Festival
Puros Indios Cigars to Manufacture and Distribute Kafie 1901 Brand
EPC Cigar Launches E.P. Carrillo Cabinet and New Wave Reserva Cigars
Drew Estate Introduces “Tienda Exclusiva by Willy Herrera” Concept Cigar for Barrister Cigars
Sindicato Cigar Group Unveils Flagship Cigar, Sindicato
MLB Cigar Ventures to Debut Imperia Brand
Scandinavian Tobacco Group UK Releases Break Little Cigars Line
Crux Cigar Company Launches New Cigar Brands
DeSiena Cigars Debuts DeSiena 312 Cigar
Warped Cigars Releases EL OSO
Davidoff Cigars Unveils Short Pleasures and Inspirational Robusto Cigars
Lone Star State, Ezra Zion Cigar Jointly Launch SP3 Cigar
6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY
STG to Open New Retail Outlets in Texas
Drew Estate Selects STG Canada as Distributor
Pure Aroma Cigars and Espinosa Premium Cigars Cancel Distribution Pact
Altria Takes Over Sherman Group Holdings
Tabacalera Acquires Serious Cigars
J. Cortès Acquires Olivia Cigars
STG, Decent C.Gars Ink Distribution Contract
Royal Danish Cigars Inks Distribution Deals
Imperial Tobacco Rebrands as Imperial Brands
262 Cigars Commence Regular Production of Allegiance Cigars
General Cigar Acquires Cigar Brands of Leccia Tobacco Company
Swisher International Inks Definitive Agreement to Takeover Drew Estate
STG Purchases Brand Portfolio of Toraño Family Cigar Company
STG Takes Over Verellen NV
Hampton Cigar Company Established
Japan Tobacco to Close Northern Ireland and Belgium Plants
7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
Agio Cigars (The Netherlands)
Altadis SA (Spain)
Dannemann Cigarenfabrik GmbH (Germany)
Habanos SA Corporation (Cuba)
John Middleton Co. (USA)
Swedish Match (Sweden)
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (Denmark)
Swisher International, Inc. (USA)
8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
Table 1: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2: World Historic Review for Cigars by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3: World 14-Year Perspective for Cigars by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
III. MARKET
1. THE UNITED STATES
A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Seismic Changes in Tobacco Consumption of American Consumers
Growing Popularity of Flavored Cigars among Young Smokers
Mass Market Cigars Lure Females and Young Male Adults
Disparity in Regulations for Cigars and Cigarettes Boosts Consumption of Cigars
Large Cigars Capitalize on Disparate Regulations
Easing of US-Cuba Trade Embargo to Benefit Cuban Cigar Makers
Competitive Scenario
Table 4: Leading Players in the US Cigars Market (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Altria, Imperial Brands, Swedish Match, Swisher International and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5: Leading Cigar Brands in the US (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Black & Mild, Dutch Masters, Phillies, Swisher Sweets, White Own and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Cigars Remain Popular in Convenience Stores, Challenges Emerge
Table 6: Cigar Sales in US Convenience Stores by Category (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flavored, Natural Leaf, Pipe, Sweet and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
New Flavors Add Zest to the Market
STG – A Leader in Hand Made Cigars Market
Table 7: Leading Players in the US Hand-Made Cigars Market (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Volume for Caribbean Cigars, Imperial Tobacco, STG and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Cigars International Capitalizes on Growing Online Sales
Table 8: Leading Players in the US Catalogue and Online Retail Cigars Market (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Volume for Cigars International, Famous Smoke Shop, JR Cigar, Thomson Cigar and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Regulatory Scenario
New FDA Regulations to Impact Market Growth
Opponents Challenge the FDA Rule
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Select Key Players
B. Market Analytics
Table 9: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 10: US Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
2. CANADA
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Market Overview
Table 11: Leading Provinces in Canada by Cigar Sales (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
New Regulations to Sound Death Knell for Flavored Cigars Market
Premium Tobacco Segment Sees Growth
Ageing Population Slows Down Cigar Market Growth in Canada
Strategic Corporate Development
B. Market Analytics
Table 12: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13: Canadian Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
3. JAPAN
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Market Overview
Competitive Scenario
B. Market Analytics
Table 14: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 15: Japanese Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4. EUROPE
A. Market Analysis
European Cigars Market – An Overview
Current and Future Analysis
Manufacturers Jump into Action to Improve Revenues
The Tobacco Products Directive
B. Market Analytics
Table 16: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17: European Historic Review for Cigars by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18: European 14-Year Perspective for Cigars by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4a. FRANCE
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Market Overview
Competitive Scenario
B. Market Analytics
Table 19: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20: French Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4b. GERMANY
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Market Overview
German Cigar Consumption Habits – Divided on the Lines of Age Demographics
Competitive Scenario
Product Launch
Dannemann Cigarenfabrik GmbH – A Key German Cigar Manufacturer
B. Market Analytics
Table 21: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22: German Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4c. ITALY
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Competitive Scenario
B. Market Analytics
Table 23: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 24: Italian Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Market Overview
Anti-Smoking Regulations and Campaigns a Major Success in the UK
EUTPDII – A Short in the Arm for Cigars?
Competitive Scenario
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
B. Market Analytics
Table 25: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 26: UK Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4e. SPAIN
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
An Overview of Cigar Smoking Habits in Spain
Competitive Scenario
Altadis SA – A Key Spanish Cigar Producer
B. Market Analytics
Table 27: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 28: Spanish Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4f. RUSSIA
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Market Overview
Competitive Scenario
B. Market Analytics
Table 29: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 30: Russian Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4g. REST OF EUROPE
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Focus on Select Regional Markets
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Netherlands
Sweden
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B. Market Analytics
Table 31: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 32: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5. ASIA-PACIFIC
A. Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Mixed Signals Pervade in Asian Cigar Market
Growing Presence of International Manufacturers
B. Market Analytics
Table 33: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars by Geographic Region - Australia, China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 34: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Cigars by Geographic Region - Australia, China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 35: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Cigars by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Australia, China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011, 2017 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5a. AUSTRALIA
A. Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Market Overview
Competition
B. Market Analytics
Table 36: Australian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 37: Australian Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5b. CHINA
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
China – A Lucrative Market for Cigars
Low-Priced Products Dominate Chinese Cigar Market
Economic Growth, Rise in the Number of Rich Results in a Boisterous Cigar Market
Rising Middle Class to Help Cigar Market Growth
Cigar Lounges Subvert Regulations
A Peek into the Chinese Cigar Industry
Table 38: Chinese Domestic Cigar Production by Region (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Total Volume Output by Province (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 39: Leading Cigar Brands in China (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Gongzi, Maoda, Shipai and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Transformation Underway in the China-Made Cigars
B. Market Analytics
Table 40: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 41: Chinese Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Focus on Select Regional Markets
India
Cigars Gradually Gaining Popularity with Indian Consumers
Severe Regulations to Slowdown Volume Growth
Competitive Scenario
Indonesia
Cigar Consumption to Rise Driven by Rise in Urban Consumption
Competitive Scenario
Singapore
South Korea
Cigars – A Niche Market in Korea
B. Market Analytics
Table 42: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 43: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
6. LATIN AMERICA
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Market Overview
Product Launches
Habanos SA Corporation – Leading Cuba-Based Premium Cigar Manufacturer
B. Market Analytics
Table 44: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 45: Latin American Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
7. REST OF WORLD
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Overview of Select Markets in the Region
Egypt
Market Overview
Competitive Scenario
Israel
Absence of Domestic Players offer Opportunities to International Players in Israel
Government Acts Strongly to Curb Smoking
Competitive Scenario
Kenya
Kenyan Cigar Market Picking Up
Nigeria
Cigars to be a Lackluster Affair in Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Cigars Market Gathers Momentum on the back of Favorable Demographic Factors
Specialized Tobacconists Directly Challenge Dominance of Supermarkets in Cigars Market
Competitive Scenario
South Africa
South African Cigar Market on Decline, Dominated by Cigarillos
Middle Class Youth to Spur Demand for High-end Cigars Brands
Competitive Scenario
Table 46: Leading Distributors of Cigars and Cigarillos in South Africa (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Cigar Co, Clippa Sales, OTP Distributors and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 47: Leading Brands of Cigars and Cigarillos in South Africa (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Ritmeester, Swisher Blackstone and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
The United Arab Emirates
Emerging Middle Class Drives Demand for Cigars
Resurgent Demand for Luxury Products to Stimulate Growth of Cigars Market
Hotels and Clubs Cater to Growing Cigar Smoking Trend
Market Characterized by Premiumization
Specialized Tobacconists Pose Threat to Supermarkets in Cigar Sales
B. Market Analytics
Table 48: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 49: Rest of World Historic Review for Cigars Market Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Sticks for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Total Companies Profiled: 141 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 156)
The United States (86)
Japan (1)
Europe (35)
- Germany (9) - The United Kingdom (6)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (2)
- Rest of Europe (17)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (14)
Middle East (1) Latin America (18)
Africa (1)

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