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Cigarettes in DR Congo, 2017

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Cigarettes in DR Congo, 2017


"Cigarettes in DR Congo, 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.

Cigarette sales have suffered from a combination of economic difficulties, a rise in non-duty paid sales, and the effects of the recent civil war. The result was initially a decline to a low of 2,762 million pieces in 1999. Since 2000, the market has rebounded; sales were up at 6.60 billion pieces by the end of 2016, 83.3% ahead of 1990. With strong population growth, per capita sales have fallen by 12% over the same period to 81 pieces in 2016, low by African standards and down on 122 pieces in 2005.


Despite overall cigarettes market growth of 78.3% between 1990 and 2015, per capita consumption fell by 12%.

Average cigarette consumption remains low at 81 pieces in 2016.

Filter cigarettes dominate with 85% of sales.

Virginia blends and local dark cigarettes are popular.

Production is almost entirely geared towards meeting the needs of the domestic market.

Output was estimated to be down at three billion pieces in 2015.

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Table Of Content


Table of Contents

1. Overview 5

2. Market Size 6

3. Market Structure 10

4. Manufacturers & Brands 11

5. Taxation & Retail 15

5.1. Taxation 15

5.2. Retail Prices 16

6. The Smoking Population 17

7. Production & Trade 20

7.1. Production 20

7.2. Imports 22

7.3. Exports 24

8. Operating constraints 25

8.1. Advertising Restrictions 26

8.2. Health Warnings 27

8.3. Government Restrictions 28

9. Company Profiles 29

9.1. Societe Industrielle et Agricole du Tabac Tropical (SIAT) 29

10. Prospects & Forecasts 30

11. Appendix 32

11.1. What is this Report About? 32

11.2. Time Frame 33

11.3. Product Category Coverage 34

11.4. Methodology 34

11.5. About GlobalData 37

11.6. Disclaimer 38

11.7. Contact Us 39

List Of Figure

List of Figures

Figure 1: Methodology 34

Figure 2: GlobalData at a glance 37

List Of Table

List of Tables

Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2016 7

Table 2: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2016 9

Table 3: Market Breakdown by Type: Filter v Plain, 2000-2015, Million Pieces 10

Table 4: Market Breakdown by Type: Filter v Plain, 2000-2015, % 10

Table 5: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2000-2016, Million Pieces 12

Table 6: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2000-2016, % 13

Table 7: Retail Prices, Selected Brands, 2008 & 2010, CFA/Pack 16

Table 8: Smoking Population, 1990-2016 17

Table 9: Youth Smoking (Kinshasa & Lubumbashi), 2008 19

Table 10: Cigarette Production, 1990-2015 20

Table 11: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, 2005-2015, Million Pieces 23

Table 12: societe Industrielle et Agricole du Tabac Tropical (SIAT) 29

Table 13: Consumption Forecasts, 2016-2026 31

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Products and Companies


DR Congo, tobacco, Cigarettes, smoking, production, imports, exports, companies, international brands, costs


BAT Congo, SIAT, JTI, Imperial Tobacco, Burundi Tobacco, Tabacongo