Smoking Tobacco in Greece, 2019

Smoking Tobacco in Greece, 2019


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

Greece supports a substantial domestic cigarette market, although its profile has diminished somewhat as a result of the country’s recent economic problems. The market for smoking tobacco is relatively small. Cigarettes in 2018 accounted for 86.6% of the market, while smoking tobacco accounted for 12.3%.


  • The smoking tobacco market has performed extremely well from a very low base of 75 tons in 1990 to reach 2,361 tons by 2011, before falling back to 1,968 tons in 2014. Volumes improved slightly to 2,140 tons in 2016 and have recently fluctuated.
  • Greece is a major producer of smoking tobacco, with Karelia the largest producer.
  • Smoking tobacco imports have recorded an erratic upward path, recently benefitting from expansion in the domestic market.
  • The economic difficulties that have beset the Greek economy since 2009 have resulted in excise taxes having to be raised as a way to generate revenue, and tobacco excise tax has been a major target.
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Executive summary
Market context
Tobacco products market, %, 2008 & 2018
Tobacco products market, tons, 2008-2018
Market size and structure
Smoking tobacco consumption, volume, tons, 2008-2018
Per capita consumption for smoking tobacco, 2008-2018
Duty & Non-Duty Paid Volumes, Smoking Tobacco, 2009, 2013 & 2014
Smoking Tobacco: Market Segmentation, 2008-2018
Cigarette Consumption: Manufactured v FCT, 2007-2017
Breakdown by RYO & MYO, 2011-2016
Production and trade
Production, volume, tons, 2007-2017
Imports, volume, tons, 2007-2017
Imports of Smoking Tobacco, 2007-2017
Imports by country of origin, top countries, %, 2017
Exports, volume, tons, 2007-2017
Exports of Smoking Tobacco, 2007-2017
Exports by country of destination, top countries, volume %, 2017
Taxation and retail prices
EU: fine-cut tobacco, tax incidence comparison, 2018
Fine-Cut Tobacco: Retail Prices, 2017
Manufacturers and brands
Manufacturer shares, Volume, %, 2007-2017
Brand shares, volume, Volume, %, 2007-2017
Company profiles
The smoking population
Adult Smoking Prevalence by Gender, %, 2007-2017
Smoking Frequency by Age Group, 2009
Operating constraints
Advertising restrictions
Heath warnings and labeling requirements
Other restrictions
Prospects and forecasts
Fine-cut tobacco consumption, volume, tons, 2018-2028
Per capita consumption, grams per year, 2018-2028

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