Smokeless Tobacco in South Africa, 2020

Smokeless Tobacco in South Africa, 2020


Smokeless Tobacco in South Africa, 2020 is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the tobacco market in South Africa. 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 2030.

The South African tobacco market is well developed compared with neighboring African markets and many European countries. Despite this sales are down, dropping 13.6% between 2009 and 2019 to 22,323 tons. Although the market is dominated by manufactured cigarettes sales fell by 17.8% between 2009 and 2019 due to a combination of rising prices and increasing health awareness. Smokeless tobacco has seen sales expand since 2009 and took accounted for 17.1% in 2019.


  • By value, smokeless imports were worth US$0.93 million in 2018. Although down on US$1.57 million in 2017 import value has also been on an upward track increasing from US$0.23 million in 2009.
  • India is the largest source of imports for South Africa, accounting for 29.2% of the market.
  • The two main companies in the smokeless sector of the tobacco market are PMI and MLP Distributors.
  • Snus, the newest smokeless product in the market, is typically preferred by white users, with black adults accounting for the majority of snuff users.
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Market context
Market size and structure
Production and trade
Taxation and retail prices
Manufacturers and brands
Operating Constraints
Prospects and forecasts

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