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Cigarettes in Uruguay, 2018

Cigarettes in Uruguay, 2018


Cigarettes in Uruguay, 2018, is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Uruguayan 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.

Uruguay has a population of just fewer than 3.4 million and is one of South America's smaller cigarette markets. Duty paid sales in 2016 stood at 2,300 million pieces, which is 23.3% down on 1990. Duty paid sales in 2017 stood at 2,150 million pieces, which is 28.3% down on 1990. Despite this, annual per capita consumption levels are relatively high in regional terms, averaging 689 pieces in 2016 and 644 in 2017. The effects of the recent economic difficulties, annual rises in tax, high non-duty paid sales, competition from RYO cigarettes, and a tightening of restrictions on tobacco consumption have depressed demand for manufactured cigarettes. Per capita consumption reached a peak of 1,174 pieces / year in 1998, declining in most years since.


  • Uruguay has a major problem with contraband with the recent policy of hiking taxes only exacerbating this issue. Data released for 2016 placed smuggled volumes at 2.5 billion pieces a year, which is larger than the duty paid market at that time.
  • The impact of the increasingly tough stance on smoking along with the impact from a sizeable non-duty paid sector is set to depress sales over the coming decade. GlobalData forecasts that volumes will decline to 1,640 million pieces in 2027, which is 23.7% below 2017. Per capita consumption rates are forecast to decline to 475 pieces / year by 2027, a drop of 25.7%.
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  • The differing growth rates in regional product sales drive fundamental shifts in the market.
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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 and Trade
7.1. Production
7.2. Imports
7.4. 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, 1990-2017
Table 2: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2017
Table 3: Market Breakdown: Filter vs. Plain Cigarettes, 2000-2015, % of Total
Table 4: Market Breakdown: Filter vs. Plain Cigarettes, 2000-2015, Million Pieces
Table 5: Market Breakdown: Blond vs. Dark Cigarettes, 2000-2015, Million Pieces
Table 6: Market Breakdown: Blond vs. Dark Cigarettes, 2000-2015, % of Total
Table 7: Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, 2000-2017, Million pieces
Table 8: Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, 2000-2017, % of Total
Table 9: Retail Prices, 2010, 2016 and 2018
Table 10: Retail Prices (La Paz), 2015, 2017, 2018
Table 11: Smoking Population, 1990-2017
Table 12: Regular Smoking by Age Group, 2009 & 2017 (%)
Table 13: Smoking Prevalence by Gender & Type of Product, 2009, % Smokers
Table 14: Cigarette Production, 1990-2016, million pieces
Table 15: Cigarette Imports, 1990-2017
Table 16: Imports by Country of Origin, 2007-2017, Million Pieces
Table 17: Imports by Country of Origin, 2007-2017, % of Total
Table 18: Cigarette Exports 1990-2017
Table 19: Exports by Country of Destination, Million Pieces, 2007-2017
Table 20: Exports by Country of Destination, Million Pieces, 2007-2017
Table 21: Company profile: Compañia Industrial de Tabacos Monte Paz SA
Table 22: Consumption Forecasts, Million Pieces, 2017-2027
List of Figures
Figure 1: Methodology
Figure 2: GlobalData at a Glance

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