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Cigarettes in Costa Rica, 2018

Cigarettes in Costa Rica, 2018


Cigarettes in Costa Rica, 2018, is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Costa Rican market. The report offers Market size and structure of the overall and per capita consumption based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing analysis, and our in-house expertise.

Costa Rica is a relatively small market for cigarettes with legitimate sales of 1.5 billion pieces in 2017, which is 27.1% down its levels in 1990. In per capita terms, consumption is moderate to low at 310 pieces per person in 2017, while per capita sales have fallen by 55.4% since 1990. There is a growing non-duty paid market, which amounts to a further 445 million pieces, bringing total annual sales to approximately two billion pieces.


  • Following the closure of BAT's manufacturing facility in Costa Rica in 2000, the company transferred production to its subsidiary in Honduras.
  • Taxation has been a key tool for the authorities to reduce tobacco consumption. There is now reported to be a sizeable, but largely unquantified, sector comprising non-duty paid cigarettes, with this seeming to be taking a growing percentage of sales from the legitimate sector.
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 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 to identify where to compete in the future.

  • Overview
  • Market Size
    • Table Cigarette Consumption, Million Pieces, 1990-2017
    • Table Duty Paid vs. Non-Duty Paid Sales, 2011-2017, Million Pieces
    • Table Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2017
  • Market Structure
    • Table Market Segmentation by Blend, 2000-2012, Million Pieces
    • Table Market Segmentation by Blend, 2000-2012, % (Percentage Share)
  • Manufacturers & Brands
    • Table Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, 2000-2017, Million Pieces
    • Table Manufacturer Market Shares, 2000-2017, % Percentage of share
  • Taxation & Retail Prices
    • Taxation
      • Table Summary of Cigarette Taxes, 2018
    • Retail Prices
      • Table Index of Cigarette Prices, July 2006 - September 2014
  • The Smoking Population
    • Table Smoking Population, 1990-2017
  • Production & Trade
    • Production
      • Table Cigarette Production, 1990-2016
    • Imports
      • Table Cigarette Production, % 1990-2016
      • Table Imports by Country of Origin, 2007-2017, Million Pieces
      • Table Imports by Country of Origin, Volume, 2007-2017, % Breakdown
    • Exports
      • Table Cigarette Exports, 2000-2017
      • Table Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2011-2017, Million Pieces
      • Table Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2011-2017, % of Percentage Share
  • Operating constraints
    • Advertising Restrictions
    • Health Warnings
    • Other Restrictions
  • Company Profiles
    • Table Company Profile: Tabacalera Costarricense SA
    • Table Company Profile: British American Tobacco Central America
  • Prospects & Forecasts
    • Table Consumption Forecasts, 2017-2027
  • Appendix
    • What is this Report About?
    • Time Frame
    • Product Category Coverage
    • Methodology
      • Table Figure 1: Methodology
    • About GlobalData
      • Table Figure 2: GlobalData at a Glance
    • Disclaimer
    • Contact Us

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