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Cigarettes in Cuba, 2019

Cigarettes in Cuba, 2019


Cigarettes in Cuba, 2019, is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Cuban tobacco 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 until 2028.

Cubans have traditionally been heavy users of cigarettes and have one of the highest per capita smoking rates in South America. However, the market was disrupted for much of the 1990s by production problems. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 meant that Cuba's main source of fertilizer and cigarette papers was blocked and a predominance of old-fashioned and out-of-date plants and machinery affected output. Sales in the legitimate sector dropped back as a result and were largely determined by supply, with rationing in place.


  • Per capita consumption stood at 1,300 pieces per year in 2017.
  • The internal market in Cuba dominates and amounted to 11,200 million pieces in 2017, accounting for 78.4% of overall consumption.
  • International involvement in the Cuban market began in 1992, when the BAT subsidiary Souza Cruz, based in Brazil, made an initial investment of US$25 million in the tobacco sector.
  • Imports from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela may qualify for preferential treatment.
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.

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 & 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 Tables
Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2018
Table 2: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2018
Table 3: Cigarette Retail Sales, 2002-2017
Table 4: Domestic & Foreign Currency Sales, 2002-2017, Million Pieces
Table 5: Domestic Sales by Type: Dark v Blond, 2010-2017, Billion Pieces
Table 6: Total Sales by Type, Dark v Blond, 2007-2017, Million Pieces
Table 7: Total Sales by Type, Dark v Blond, 2007-2017, Percentage Share (%)
Table 8: Volume Sales by Price Segment, 2008
Table 9: Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, 2000-2018, Billion Pieces
Table 10: Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, 2000-2018, Percentage Shares (%)
Table 11: Retail Prices, 2008
Table 12: Development of Cigarette Prices, 1990-2010
Table 13: Smoking Population, 1990-2018
Table 14: Cigarette Production, 1990-2017
Table 15: Production Trends by Type of Cigarette, 2007-2017, Billion Pieces
Table 16: Cigarette Imports, 1998-2017
Table 17: Imports by Country of Origin, 2010-2017, Million Pieces
Table 18 Imports by Country of Origin, 2010-2017, %
Table 19: Cigarette Exports, 1998-2017
Table 20: Exports by Country of Destination, 2010-2017, Million Pieces
Table 21: Exports by Country of Destination, 2010-2017, %
Table 22: Company Profile: Grupo Empresarial de Tabaco de Cuba (Tabacuba)
Table 23: Company Profile: Brascuba Cigarillos SA
Table 24: Consumption Forecasts to 2028
List of Figures
Figure 1: Methodology
Figure 2: GlobalData at a Glance

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