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Cigarettes in Ecuador, 2017

Cigarettes in Ecuador, 2017


Cigarettes in Ecuador, 2017, is an analytical report by Globaldata that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the 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.

The market for cigarettes in Ecuador is characterized by a sizeable non-duty paid sector estimated at 23.5% of sales in 2016. Legitimate sales volumes fell by 3.7% in 2016 to stand at 2.6 billion pieces, 13.8% above 1990 levels. The prevalence of smoking is believed to have been in gradual decline since the mid-1990s. Despite this, the strong rate of population growth means that the number of adult smokers continues to increase despite incidence falling with current levels being 45.5% higher than in 1990. Total duty paid volume is forecast to remain depressed in the short term dropping to 2,500 million pieces in 2017 and 2018. Thereafter some recovery of the market is expected as the economy improves with volumes up at 2,830 million pieces in 2026.


  • The market for cigarettes in Ecuador remains comparatively small despite growth during the past two decades with contraband believed to have increased to 800 million pieces in 2016 which is equivalent to 23.5% of total sales.
  • Per capita consumption is expected to be down 3.1% on 2016 at 157 pieces in 2026 as a result of current economic difficulties.
  • The legitimate market is dominated by PMI with virtually 100% of sales.
  • PMI's only rival now is BAT, which supplies the market from Chile and Argentina, but its share is marginal.
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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, Legitimate Consumption, 1990-2016
Table 3: Manufacturer Sales, 2000-2016, Million pieces
Table 4: Manufacturer Market Shares, 2000-2016, %
Table 5: Summary of Cigarettes Taxes, 2017
Table 6: Retail Prices of Selected Brands, 2003-2008, Price (US$)
Table 7: Smoking Population, 1990-2016
Table 8: Cigarette Production, 1990-2016, Million pieces
Table 9: Cigarette Imports, 1993-2010
Table 10: Imports by Country of Origin, 2003-2010, Million Pieces
Table 11: Imports by Country of Origin, 2003-2010, %
Table 12: Cigarette Exports, 1990-2016, Million Pieces
Table 13: Exports by Country of Destination, 2008-2016, Million Pieces
Table 14: Industrias del Tabaco, Alimentos y Bebidas SA (Itabsa)
Table 15: Consumption Forecasts, Million pieces, 2016-2026
List of Figures
Figure 1: Methodology 40
Figure 2: GlobalData at a glance 42

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