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Cigarettes in Colombia, 2017

Cigarettes in Colombia, 2017


Cigarettes in Colombia, 2017, is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Colombian market. It covers market size and structure along with per capita and overall consumption. Additionally, it focuses on brand data, retail pricing, prospects and forecasts for sales and consumption to 2025.

Colombia is one of the larger cigarette markets in South America, with overall annual consumption, including contraband supplies, estimated at 16.2 billion pieces in 2016 and legitimate duty paid volume at 13.2 billion pieces. Contraband sales account for over 18% of overall market volume. Despite GDP growth falling to 0.4% in 2009 and the impact of rising prices, the market saw a 1.7% increase. The ban on smoking in public places and work places introduced in December 2008 appears to have had more of an impact in 2010. Combined with a rise in excise tax, volume fell by 12.4%. Trade data indicates a 5.7% contraction in 2013, with volume a further 4% down in 2014. Industry sources indicate another, smaller 1.8% contraction in 2015. This puts duty paid volume 6.7% below 1990 levels, but 44.2% down on the peak in 2000. Provisional estimates for 2016 indicate a small 1.2% rise.


  • Colombia is one of the larger cigarette markets in South America, although it has long suffered from a contraband problem, which has impacted upon duty-paid demand for cigarettes.
  • At its peak, in the early 1990s, the contraband trade had accounted for over 65% of the overall market, but the establishment of free trade with Venezuela and efforts by the Colombian authorities, in conjunction with the leading multinationals, BAT and PMI, have considerably reduced the scale of illicit trade.
  • Of adults, 12.9% currently smoke regularly or occasionally, with more men (18.8%) than women (7.4%) smoking.
  • Today the market is essentially contested between the two leading multinationals, Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT), with PMI currently holding a small lead over BAT. PMI operates through Philip Morris Colombia and its manufacturing arm, Coltabaco, which has a factory at Medellin.
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1. Overview
2. Market Size
3. Market Structure
4. Manufacturers & Brands
5. Taxation & Retail
5.1. Taxation
5.2. Retail Prices
6. The Smoking Population
7. Production & Trade
7.1. Production
7.2. Imports
7.3. Exports
8. Operating constraints
8.1. Advertising Restrictions
8.2. Health Warnings
8.3. Other Restrictions
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 Tabless
Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2016
Table 2: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2016
Table 3: Total Market, Legitimate & Contraband, & Overall Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2015
Table 4: Market Breakdown: Domestic v Imports, 2000-2015, Million Pieces
Table 5: Market Breakdown: Domestic v Imports, 2000-2015, % of Total
Table 6: Overall Market Breakdown: Domestic v International Cigarettes, 2000-2015, Billion Pieces
Table 7: Overall Market Breakdown: Domestic v International Cigarettes, 2000-2015, % of Total
Table 8: Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, Billion Pieces, 2000-2016
Table 9: Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, Million Pieces, 2000-2016, % of Total
Table 10: Leading Domestic Brands by Sector, 2016
Table 11: Leading Brand Family Shares, Volume, %, 2000-2014
Table 12: Average Cigarette Prices, 2007-2016, Peso per Packet
Table 13: Smoking Population, 1990-2016, Millions
Table 14: Cigarette Production, 1990-2015
Table 15: Cigarette Imports, 1990-2015
Table 16: Imports by Country of Origin (2007-2014), Million Pieces
Table 17: Imports by Country of Origin (2000-2014), % of Total
Table 18: Exports of Cigarettes, 1990-2015
Table 19: Exports by Country of Destination, 2000-2014, Million Pieces
Table 20: Exports by Country of Destination, 2000-2014, % of Total
Table 21: Company profile: Philip Morris Colombia SA/ Compañía Colombiana de Tabaco SA (Coltabaco)
Table 22: Company profile: British American Tobacco Colombia
Table 23: Consumption Forecasts to 2025
List of Figures
Figure 1: Methodology 57
Figure 2: GlobalData at a glance 59

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