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Cigarettes in the US, 2017

Cigarettes in the US, 2017


Cigarettes in the US, 2017, is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the American market. The report analyzes the market size and structure, on both an overall and and per capita basis, based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing analysis, and our in-house expertise. Key companies and consumer trends are also analyzed.

The US is one of the world’s largest and most profitable cigarette markets despite being in long-term decline. Official per capita consumption rates have fallen from 2,090 pieces/year in 1990 to 796 pieces/year in 2016, almost 62% below 1990 levels. Despite the market being in decline it is still very lucrative because of the country's large, and wealthy, population. The current outlook for the US cigarette market is that consumption is likely to continue to decline due to anti-smoking regulations and high prices.


  • Cigarette consumption declined to only 258 billion pieces in 2016 from 521 billion in 1990.
  • Per capita consumption stood at 796 pieces per year, as of 2016.
  • The market has become more premium in recent years with premium brands accounting for three quarters of the market, as of 2016.
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.
  • The differing growth rates in 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 to identify where to compete in the future.

1. Overview
2. Market Size
3. Market Structure
4. Manufacturers & Brands
5. Taxation & Retail Prices
5.1. Taxation
5.2. Retail Prices
6. The Smoking Population
7. Production and Trade
7.1. Production
7.2. Imports
7.3. Exports
8. Operating Constraints
8.1. Tobacco Product Standards
8.2. New Tobacco Products
8.3. Modified Risk Tobacco Products
8.4. Adulterated & Misbranded Tobacco Products
8.5. Tobacco Product Marketing
8.6. Labelling & Advertising
8.7. Ingredient Disclosures
8.8. Litigation
8.9. Other Constraints
8.10. The Master Settlement Agreement
8.11. Internet Sales
8.12. Litigation
8.13. Asbestos Contributions Actions
8.14. Bond Cap Legislation
8.15. New MSA Related Legislation
8.16. Tobacco Buyout Legislation
8.17. Tobacco Industry Legislation
8.18. Menthol Cigarettes
9. Company Profiles
10. Prospects & Forecasts
11. Appendix
11.1. What is this Report About?
11.2. Time Frame
11.3. Product Category Coverage
11.4. Methodology
11.5. About GlobalData
11.6. Disclaimer
11.7. Contact Us
List of Tables
Table1: Cigarette Consumption , 1990-2016
Table 2: Taxable Removals &Import Sales Trends, 1997-2016,Billion Pieces
Table 3: Taxable Removals & Import Sales Trends, Q1 2015- Q1 2017
Table 4: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2016
Table 5: Retail Market Value, 1990-2014
Table 6: Market Breakdown: Premium v Discount Brands, 2002-2016, As % of Total Market Volume
Table 7: Market Breakdown: Filter v Plain, 2000-2016, % of Volume
Table8: Market Breakdown: Menthol v Non-Menthol, 2000-2016, % of Volume
Table 9: Sales of Cigarettes by Marketed Strength, 1990-2014, % Volume Tar Yield (mg)
Table 10: Cigarette Sales by Length, 2000-2016, % Volume
Table 11: Manufacturer Sales, 2000-2016, Billion Pieces
Table 12: Manufacturer Sales, 2000-2016, % volume
Table 13: USA: Leading Manufacturer Sales by Price Sector, 2000-2016
Table14: USA: Leading Manufacturer Share by Price Segment, 2000-2016, % Sector Volume
Table 15: Market Shares of Leading Brand Families, 2000-2016
Table 16: Menthol Cigarettes:Leading Brand Shares, 2000-2016
Table 17: Federal Cigarette Tax Rate, 1990-2014, US$Per 1,000 Pieces
Table 18: Development of State Cigarette Excise Tax Rates, 2000-2017
Table 19: Monthly Retail Cigarette Price Index, 2012-2016, Cigarettes & OTP % Change on Previous Year
Table 20: Development of State Cigarette Excise Tax Rates, 1990-2017
Table 21: Smoking Population, 1990-2016
Table 22: Adult Smoking Population by Age & Ethnic Group, 1990-2015, % Smoking
Table 23: Smoking Prevalence by Gender & State, 2000, 2011, 2013 & 2015, %, Men, Women, All Adults
Table 24: Cigarette Production, 2000-2016, Billion Pieces
Table 25: Cigarette Imports, 2000-2016
Table 26: Imports by Country of Origin, 2000-2016
Table27: Exports of Cigarettes, 2000-2016
Table 28: Exports by Country of Destination, 2000-2016
Table 29: Selected Smoking Restrictions by State, 2014
Table 30: Company profile: Philip Morris USA Inc.
Table 31: Company profile: Reynolds American Inc.
Table 32: Company profile: ITG Brands Inc.
Table 33: Consumption Forecasts to 2025
List of Figures
Figure 1: Methodology
Figure 2: Global Data at a glance

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