Smoking Tobacco in Germany, 2019

Smoking Tobacco in Germany, 2019


Smoking Tobacco in Germany, 2019, is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Danish 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.

The German market for tobacco products is the largest in Western Europe. Total volumes were 108,172 tons in 2018. Smoking tobacco forms the second largest sector of the German tobacco products market with 25.2% of volumes in 2018. Sales were 27,350 tons in 2018 compared with 23,732 tons in 2008.


  • The German smoking tobacco market is dominated by FCT, which accounted for 86.8% of total consumption in tonnage terms in 2018.
  • Per capita consumption stabilized over the next couple of years to stand at 313g per person in 2017, however, it has since been forecast to dip to 295g in 2018.
  • Since the withdrawal of pre-portioned fine cut products following the tax changes at the end of March 2006, the smoking tobacco market has undergone changes.
  • The German FCT market is led by Reemtsma, the subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco. Reemtsma has led the market since overtaking BAT in 2009, and has demonstrated steady growth since to stand above both BAT and PMI with 19.8% in 2017.
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  • 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.
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Executive summary
Tobacco products market, tons, %, 2008 & 2018
Tobacco products market, tons, 2008-2018
Marketsize and structure
Consumption of smoking tobacco, 2008-2018
Per capita consumption, grams, 2008-2018f
Smoking Tobacco: Market Segmentation, 2008-2018
Total & Per Capita Consumption of FCT, 2008-2018
Cigarette Consumption: Manufactured vs. FCT, 2008-2018f
Traditional Fine Cut Cigarette Tobacco: Segmentation by Blend, 2004-2013
Traditional Fine Cut Cigarette Tobacco: Segmentation by Price, 2000-2013
Fine Cut Tobacco: Segmentation by Pack Size, 2007-2013
Fine Cut Tobacco: Segmentation by Type, 2008-2018
Other Tobacco Products: Sector Segmentation, 2006 & 2008-2013
Production and trade
Production, tons, 2007-2017
Production by type, 2007-2017
Imports, tons, 2007-2017
Imports by Country of Origin, Top Countries, Volume %, 2017
Exports, tons, 2007-2017
Exports by country of destination, %, 2017
Taxation and retail prices
Taxation Rates on Smoking Tobacco, 2018
EU: Fine Cut Tobacco, Tax Incidence Comparison, 2018
Smoking Tobacco: Average Retail Prices by Type, /kg, 2004-2013, €
Manufacturers and brands
FCT: Manufacturer Share (volume), 2007-2017
FCT: Brand Family Shares, 2007-2013
Fine Cut Tobacco: 20 Leading Variants, % Volume, 2010-2013
Company profiles
The smoking population
Adult Smoking Prevalence Gender, %, 2004-2014
Cigarette Smokers by Region, 2005, 2009 & 2013
Smoking Prevalence by Age & Gender, Regular Smokers, %, 2005, 2009 & 2013
Operating constraints
Advertising restrictions
Heath warnings and labeling requirements
Other restrictions
Retail Sales of Cigarettes by Outlet, % Volume, 2000 & 2005-2012
Prospects and forecasts
Fine cut tobacco consumption, pieces million, 2017-2027
Per capita consumption, grams per year, 2017-2027

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