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Cigarettes in UAE, 2017

Cigarettes in UAE, 2017


Cigarettes in UAE, 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.

Based on the duty-paid market, per capita levels stood at 759 pieces per year in 2016 and have fared somewhat worse as a result of the UAE’s rapidly expanding population. Current consumption levels are only 66.5% of those in 1990 and have been in decline. It is estimated that in 2016 some 27.0% of adult males, but only 3.0% of adult females, are smokers. Smoking is more prevalent among expatriates in the UAE than among nationals, whilst tourism is also a factor.


  • Legitimate market volumes stood at 4.5 billion pieces in 2016, which 115.4% above 1990 levels, with overall market volume, including contraband, standing at 6.4 billion pieces in 2016.
  • Local production has until recently been expanding, although the focus of local manufacturers is on exports and the duty free markets is the leader with an estimated 27.5% of the duty paid market in 2016. BAT is second, followed by KG&T, Imperial Tobacco, and JTI.
  • The UAE is a significant import-export destination, with export trade reported to have reached 57 billion pieces in 2015. Exports, based on imports, are equally high and are estimated at 22.1 billion pieces in 2015.
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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/Labeling Requirements
8.3. Other Restrictions
9. Prospects & Forecasts
10. Appendix
10.1. What is this Report About?
10.2. Time Frame
10.3. Product Category Coverage
10.4. Methodology
10.5. About GlobalData
10.6. Disclaimer
10.7. Contact Us
List of Tabless
Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2016
Table 2: Legal v Contraband Cigarette Sales, 2004-2015, Million Pieces
Table 3: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2016
Table 4: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2002-2016, Million Pieces
Table 5: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2002-2016, %
Table 6: Smoking Population, 1990-2016
Table 7: Dubai: Smoking Incidence by Age & Gender, 2009, %
Table 8: Dubai: Smoking Incidence by Ethnicity & Gender, 2009
Table 9: Cigarette Production, 2007-2012
Table 10: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, 2005 & 2007-2011, Million Pieces
Table 11: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, 2005 & 2007-2011, %
Table 12: Import Volumes, 2001-2015
Table 13: Cigarette Imports to UAE by Country, 2002-2015, Million Pieces
Table 14: Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2005 & 2007-2011, Million Pieces
Table 15: Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2005 & 2007-2011, %
Table 16: Exports from UAE by Receiving Country, 2003-2015, Million Pieces
Table 17: Consumption Forecasts, 2016-2026
List of Figures
Figure 1: Methodology 39
Figure 2: GlobalData at a glance 42

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