Cigarettes in Russia, 2019

Cigarettes in Russia, 2019


Cigarettes in Russia, 2019 is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Russian 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.

Russia is one of the largest cigarette markets in the world despite sales falling back recently. The economy grew consistently until 2009, when the global financial crisis impacted Russia, causing a sharp downturn and persistent economic problems that have continued since, made worse by Russia’s annexation of the Crimea. Nevertheless, Russia remains politically stable with Vladimir Putin as president, although recent tensions with Ukraine have led to political, diplomatic, and economic difficulties with the West.

Smoking remains widespread, with 31.8% of the adult population regular or occasional smokers in 2018, representing a total of approximately 35.6 million adult smokers. The smoking rate grew among both males and females until 2008; thereafter, there has been a fall in both the male and female smoking prevalence. Currently, 48.0% of adult males and 17.6% of adult females are smokers.


  • The Russian Federation is the second-largest cigarette market in the world after China, but ahead of the US and Japan. It represents a major market for multinational companies, all of which have established operations in the country, which has a population of 142.4 million.
  • The true size of the Russian cigarette market remains difficult to determine accurately due to the limited coverage of retail audits and the scale of the country, as well as unrecorded trade.
  • There are numerous cigarette factories operating in Russia, many being small independent concerns, although the number of independents is falling due to bankruptcies. Today, factories belonging to the Tabakprom association (including the multinationals) account for over 70% of production.
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  • 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
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/ Labelling Requirements
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: Breakdown of the Market: Plain & Filter Cigarettes, 2001-2009 (% Volume)
Table 4: Cigarette Sales by Strength, 2000-2009 (% Volume)
Table 5: Cigarette Sales by Price Segment, 2000-2009 (% Volume)
Table 6: Cigarette Sales by Price Segment, Q12007-H12013 (% Volume)
Table 7: Cigarette Sales by Price Segment, 2012-2018 (% Volume)
Table 8: Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, 2000-2018
Table 9: Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, 2000-2018
Table 10: Retail Brand Family Shares, 2007-2017 (% Volume)
Table 11: Excise Taxes on Cigarettes, 2005-2013 & 2016-2019
Table 12: Tax Revenues on Cigarettes, 2005-2014 & 2017(RUB Billions)
Table 13: Cigarette Price Banding, 2012
Table 14: Retail Price Changes, 2012-2014 (RUB per Pack)
Table 15: Tobacco Tax Structure, 2011 & 2012
Table 16: Retail Price List, 2015
Table 17: Smoking population,1990-2018
Table 18: Smoking Prevalence by Age and Gender, 2003
Table 19: Smoking Prevalence by Age and Gender, Regular and Occasional Smokers, 2009
Table 20: Cigarette Production, 1990-2018
Table 21: Production Breakdown by Cigarettes and Papirosi, 1994-2010
Table 22: Production by Company, 2006-2013 (Billion Pieces)
Table 23: Cigarette Output by Plant, 2012 and 2013 (Billion Pieces)
Table 24: Cigarette Imports (Volume), 1990-2018
Table 25: Cigarette Imports (Legal and Non-Duty Paid), 2000-2014 (Billion Pieces)
Table 26: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, 2008-2018 (Million Pieces)
Table 27: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, 2008-2018 (%)
Table 28: Cigarette Exports, 1992-2018
Table 29: Cigarette Exports by Destination, 2008-2018 (Million Pieces)
Table 30: Cigarette Exports by Destination, 2008-2018 (%)
Table 31: Company Profile: Japan Tobacco International Russia
Table 32: Company Profile: Philip Morris Russia
Table 33: Company Profile: British American Tobacco Russia
Table 34: Company Profile: Imperial Tobacco Sales & Marketing LLC
Table 35: Consumption Forecasts to 2028
List of Figures
Figure 1: Methodology
Figure 2: GlobalData at a glance

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