Lebanon: Smoking Tobacco Market and the Impact of COVID-19 on It in the Medium Term
The smoking tobacco market in Lebanon was equal to 156.70 million USD (calculated in retail prices) in 2015. Until 2025, the tobacco market in Lebanon is forecast to reach 148.25 million USD (in retail prices) and decreasing at a CAGR of -1.76% per annum for the period 2020-2025. This is a decrease, compared to the growth of about 1.27% per year, registered in 2015-2019.
The average consumption per capita in value terms reached 27.89 USD per capita (in retail prices) in 2015. In the next five years, it declined at a CAGR of -0.79% per annum. In the medium term (by 2025), the indicator is forecast to slow down its decline and decrease at a CAGR of -0.52% per annum.
One of the most prominent trends on the global smoking tobacco market is connected with the decrease of smoking rates over the last few years. Although the retail value of smoking tobacco increased in 2017 compared to 2016, retail volumes have been falling on a global scale. The increase in retail sales value of smoking tobacco has been mainly driven by pricing. The market can be divided into two main categories, namely fine-cut tobacco (roll-your-own) and pipe tobacco. Particularly, the segment of roll-your-own has been a stable business for most of the companies, which represents a significant share of retail sales within the smoking tobacco category.
One of the main drivers of smoking tobacco is taxation. In countries, where roll-your-own cigarettes are undertaxed, compared to factory-made cigarettes, the use of smoking tobacco is generally higher. Geographically, Europe is the largest region for smoking tobacco in terms of retail value. However, smoking tobacco volumes are declining in the region, as well as the volumes of cigarettes and cigars and cigarillos.
During the last few years there has been an obvious process of consolidation on the overall tobacco market, prompted by declines in traditional cigarette sales. One of the biggest deals was the takeover of Reynolds by British American Tobacco in 2017. Reynolds, on the other hand, completed the acquisition of its US rival Lorillard a year earlier. The combined business of the US and the UK companies is expected to strengthen their presence on markets such as South America, the Middle East and Africa.
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This report presents a strategic analysis of the Lebanese smoking tobacco market and a forecast for its development in the medium term, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on it. It provides a comprehensive overview of the market volume and value, dynamics, segmentation, characteristics, main players, prices, international trade, trends and insights, growth and demand drivers, challenges, etc. This is one of the most comprehensive reports about the Lebanese smoking tobacco market, offering unmatched value, accuracy and expert insights.
The purpose of the report is to describe the state of the Lebanese smoking tobacco market and to present real and expert-verified information about the volumes, values, dynamics, segmentation and characteristics of consumption, prices, imports, and exports. The report also presents a forecast for the market development in the short and medium term and the impact COVID-19 has and will have on it. In addition, the report presents an elaborate analysis of the main market participants, industry trends and insights, growth and demand drivers and challenges and all other factors, influencing the market development.
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• Analysis of the factors, influencing the market development (market trends and insights, drivers and challenges) and the impact COVID-19 has and will have on the market in both the short and the medium term;
• Value chain analysis and structure of price formation;
• Analysis of retail price levels and their dynamics for the last five years;
• Analysis of the major international trade flows;
• Volume, value, dynamics, and analysis of imports for the last five years;
• Volume, value, dynamics, and analysis of exports for the last five years;
• Volume and dynamics of the average import and export prices for the last five years;
• Volume, value, dynamics, and analysis of per capita consumption for the last five years;
• Forecast for market development in the medium term;
• Characteristics of the main players on the market;
• Analysis of the competitive landscape;
• Importance of the HoReCa channel (on-trade vs. off-trade consumption);
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• Distribution channels for retail sales;
• Five Forces analysis;
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This report covers the following product groups:
• Smoking tobacco (including fine-cut tobacco/roll-your-own tobacco (RYO tobacco) and pipe tobacco; excluding cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (e.g. snuff tobacco or chewing tobacco) and untaxed smoking tobacco).
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