Cigarettes in Argentina, 2017

Cigarettes in Argentina, 2017

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Cigarettes in Argentina, 2017


"Cigarettes in Argentina, 2017", is an analytical report by Globaldata that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the market. The report offers Market size and structure of the overall and per capita consumption based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing analysis, and our in-house expertise.

The country has one of the largest cigarette markets in Latin America with combined duty and non-duty paid volumes of 36 billion pieces in 2016. Average per capita consumption rates stood down at 776 pieces in 2016 although higher if the non-duty paid sector is included. There are estimated to be 10.5 million smokers in Argentina with 33.8% of adults aged 18 years and over being smokers in 2016; 35.7% of men smoke compared with 32.0% of women in 2016. This is high by international standards.


The market is essentially contested between two companies, which are both controlled by major multinationals: Massalin Particulares (94.7% owned by PMI) and BAT Argentina, formerly Nobleza-Piccardo.

Total sales are forecast to end 2026 down 0.2% on 2016 levels at 33.6 billion pieces.

Per capita consumption is forecast down by 8.8% to 708 pieces.

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Table of Contents

1. Overview 5

2. Market Size 7

3. Market Structure 14

4. Manufacturers & Brands 17

5. Taxation & Retail 23

5.1. Taxation 23

5.2. Retail Prices 25

6. The Smoking Population 29

7. Production & Trade 32

7.1. Production 32

7.2. Imports 35

7.3. Exports 38

8. Operating constraints 42

8.1. Advertising Restrictions 42

8.2. Health Warnings 43

8.3. Other Restrictions 43

9. Company Profiles 45

10. Prospects & Forecasts 47

11. Appendix 49

11.1. What is this Report About? 49

11.2. Time Frame 49

11.3. Product Category Coverage 49

11.4. Methodology 50

11.5. About GlobalData 52

11.6. Disclaimer 53

11.7. Contact Us 54

List of Figures

Figure 1: Methodology 50

Figure 2: GlobalData at a glance 52

List of Tables

Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2016 8

Table 2: Legal v Contraband Cigarettes, 1991-2016, Billion Pieces 10

Table 3: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2016 12

Table 4: Retail Sales Value, 2000-2013 13

Table 5: Market Breakdown by Type: Blond v Dark Cigarettes, 2000-2015, Billion Pieces 14

Table 6: Market Breakdown by Type: Blond v Dark Cigarettes, 2000-2015, % Breakdown 14

Table 7: Manufacturer Sales & Shares, 2000-2016, Million Pieces 18

Table 8: Manufacturer Sales & Shares, 2000-2016, Percentage Share (%) Volume 19

Table 9: Market Shares of Leading Brand Families, 2000-2015 20

Table 10: Emergency Tax Reduction Timetable, 2000-2008 24

Table 11: Cigarette Prices, Average & Range, 2004-2016 25

Table 12: Cigarette Pack Prices by Segment, 2004-2016, ARS/Pack 26

Table 13: BAT Argentina: Retail Prices, 2017 26

Table 14: Massalin Particulares: Retail Prices, 2017 27

Table 15: Smoking Population, 1990-2016 30

Table 16: Cigarette Production, 1990-2015 33

Table 17: Official Imports of Cigarettes, 1990-2015 36

Table 18: Cigarette Exports, 1990-2015 39

Table 19: Exports by Country of Destination, Million Pieces, 2000-2015 40

Table 20: Exports by Country of Destination, Percentage Share (%), 2000-2015 41

Table 21: Company profile: Massalin Particulares SA 45

Table 22: Company profile: BAT Argentina SA (1) 46

Table 23: Consumption Forecasts to 2026 48

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