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Smokeless Tobacco in France, 2017

Smokeless Tobacco in France, 2017


Smokeless Tobacco in France is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the French 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 2025.

Smokeless tobacco sold in France come in two types: chewing tobacco or snuff, in which chewing tobacco is 92.9% of the smokeless tobacco market. The category, as of 2016, accounted for only 0.5% of the total tobacco market highlighting its niche position in comparison to cigarettes, cigars, and other smoking tobacco products. The vast majority of smokeless tobacco users are French citizens with North African ancestry, especially consumers with Algerian or Tunisian heritage, because of the popularity of smokeless tobacco in these countries. Smokeless tobacco will face an increasingly tough market landscape in the medium-to-long term because of its inability to appeal to younger consumers, strict anti-tobacco EU directives, high taxes, and large numbers of users limiting smokeless tobacco consumption or switching to more popular tobacco products, such as cigarettes.


  • Smokeless tobacco accounted for only 0.5% of the market, or 294 tons in 2016.
  • Per capita consumption is in long term decline from 5.41g in 2005 to only 4.40g in 2016.
  • Chewing tobacco accounted for 92.9% of the smokeless tobacco market with snuff making up the remaining 7.1% in 2015.
  • All smokeless tobacco is imported into France, with 93.6% sourced from Belgium in 2015.
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Market context
Market size and structure
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Taxation and retail prices
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