Lewes, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/27/2014 -- The USA is the world's second largest cigarette market (286.5 billion pieces) despite sales having almost halved in the past 20 or so years. It is a large market, worth some US$ 80.9 billion (excluding local sales taxes).
Philip Morris' Marlboro brand dominates with sales estimated at 122 billion pieces although this is down from 164 billion pieces in 2000, despite an increase in market share over the period. Due to the popularity of menthol cigarettes (which account for almost a third of the market) Lorillard's Newport brand ranks second nationally. Marlboro Menthol is the number two brand in the segment although its sales are less than half of Newport's.
Spanning over 66 pages, “World Cigarettes USA” report covering the Overview, Market Size, Market Structure, Manufacturers and Brands, Imports, Exports, Company Profiles. The report covered companies are - Philip Morris USA Inc, RJ Reynolds Inc, Lorillard Inc, Liggett/Vector Group, Commonwealth Brands Inc. Know more about this report: http://www.marketresearchreports.com/erc/world-cigarettes-usa
1st - World Cigarettes Canada –
Canada is another market where duty paid sales are constrained by a large non-duty paid presence, currently estimated at 21.8%.
The market is led by Imperial Tobacco Canada with just over half the market although its share has contracted significantly since 2000 when it held over a third of sales. RBH has been the main beneficiary, its share increasing significantly and now up to around a third. ITC owns the four best selling brands - Du Maurier, Player's Blue, Player's and Peter Jackson - which account for a combined 39% of sales. Visit at- http://www.marketresearchreports.com/erc/world-cigarettes-canada
2nd - World Cigarettes China –
At 2,521 billion pieces China is by far the largest cigarette market in the world. Despite its size, this is a market where the leading multinationals have barely gained a toehold with CNTC remaining in almost complete control. Smoking is still widespread among adult males (52.3%) in 2012) but is very low among women (2.4%).
This huge market is expected to continue to expand in the next 10 years when sales are expected to exceed 2,800 billion pieces and per capita consumption to exceed 2,000 pieces. Visit at: http://www.marketresearchreports.com/erc/world-cigarettes-china
3rd - World Cigarettes Japan –
The Japanese cigarette market is in continuous long term decline although the year to March 2014 saw the first increase in consumption for 15 years, albeit by only 0.9%.
There has been a long-running trend towards lighter, milder cigarettes with Japan now the world's largest market for this format: 1mg tar cigarettes account for 24.5% of cigarettes, up from 14.6% in 2002. Nevertheless, there remains a large market for stronger cigarettes: over 7mg tar cigarettes account for 47.4% currently. Menthol cigarettes account for over a fifth of the market and D-Spec products for almost 10%.
The proportion of adult males smoking has almost halved since 1990 to 32.2%; 10.5% of women currently smoke. Per capita consumption remains quite high by international comparison at 1,547 pieces currently although this is 40% below 1990 levels. Visit at: http://www.marketresearchreports.com/erc/world-cigarettes-japan
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