Cigars and Cigarillos in the UK, 2019

Cigars and Cigarillos in the UK, 2019


Cigars and Cigarillos in the UK, 2019, is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the UK 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.

Tobacco is a market that is in long-term decline in the UK. A combination of rising prices, growing health awareness, and the recent arrival of safer alternatives, such as e-cigarettes, resulted in all sectors suffering a fall in sales. The UK cigar market is quite sizeable in Western European terms, although the overall market has contracted considerably in recent years. In 1990, consumption stood at approaching 1,500 million pieces. As of 2018, the market stands at 275 tons.


  • Miniatures took 72.7% of sales in 2018 to make them by far the largest segment within the UK market.
  • UK production is largely geared towards meeting domestic demand, although some output is for export markets.
  • Cigars are subject to two, or in the case of imported cigars of non-EU origin, three taxes in the UK: excise duty, value added tax, and import duty.
  • STG took 52.5% based on distributed brands in 2017 and is growing its share of sales.
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.

Executive summary
Market context
Tobacco products market, %, 2008 & 2018
Tobacco products market, tons, 2008-2018
Market size and structure
Cigars & Cigarillos Consumption, Tons, 2008-2018
Per Capita Consumption, Grams Per Year, 2008-2018
Retail Sales of Cigars & Cigarillos, 2008-2018
Cigars & Cigarillos: Market Segmentation, 2010-2018
Miniatures, Total & Per Capita Consumption, 2008-2018
Small Cigars, Total & Per Capita Consumption, 2008-2018
Large Cigars, Total & Per Capita Consumption, 2008-2018
Tobacco Products: Retail Sales by Sector, 2008-2010
Production and trade
Production of Cigars & Cigarillos, 2004-2010
Imports, tons, 2007-2017
Imports by Country of Origin, Top Countries, % Volume, 2017
Imports of Cigars & Cigarillos, Volume, 2007-2017
Imports of Cigars & Cigarillos, value, 2007-2017
Exports, tons, 2004-2015
Exports by Country of Destination, Top Countries, Volume, %, 2017
Exports of cigars & cigarillos, Volume, tons, 2007-2017
Exports of cigars & cigarillos, £ ’000, 2007-2017
Taxation and retail prices
EU: Cigars & Cigarillos, Tax Incidence Comparison, 2018
Excise Duty on Cigars & Cigarillos, 2005-2018
Cigars: Tax Structure, 1994-2011
Tax Revenue from Cigars, 2006/07-2017/18
Retail Prices for STG and Ritmeester, 2016
Manufacturers and brands
Cigars & Cigarillos: Manufacturer Shares, Volume, %, 2010-2015
Cigars: Manufacturer Shares by Sector, Volume, %, 2005-2015
Cigars & Cigarillos: Leading Brand Family Shares, 2006-2015
Miniatures: Manufacturer & Brand Family Shares, 2010-2015
Small Cigars: Manufacturer & Brand Family Shares, 2010-2015
Large Cigars: Brand Family Shares, 2011-2015
Company profiles
The smoking population
Adult Smoking Prevalence, Total and by Gender, %, 2004-2014
Cigar Smoking Population, male, %, 2007-2014
Cigar Smoking Prevalence, female, %, 2007-2014
Cigar Smokers by Region, 2007 & 2008
Operating constraints
Advertising restrictions
Heath warnings and labeling requirements
Other restrictions
Retail Sales by Outlet, 2012, 2013 &2015
Prospects and forecasts
Cigars & Cigarillos Consumption, Million Pieces, 2015-2025
Per Capita Consumption, Pieces Per Year, 2015-2025
Market Forecasts 2015-2025

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