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Cigarettes in Kuwait, 2017

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Cigarettes in Kuwait, 2017


"Cigarettes in Kuwait, 2017", is an analytical report by Globaldata that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Kuwait 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.

Kuwait had a population of 2.83 million in 2015 and is one of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. The Kuwaiti cigarette market has been growing strongly in recent years and stood at 5.90 billion pieces in 2016, 253% above levels at the beginning of the 1990s. The incidence of smoking is high, standing at an estimated 22.9% in 2016. Smoking amongst men is 35.1% but remains low among women at 3.8%. Kuwait's high expat population partly explains this high level incidence amongst males.


Per capita consumption, estimated at 2,085 pieces per year in 2016, is high by regional standards and 166% ahead of levels in 1990.

Filter cigarettes account for 100% of sales, with king size lengths by far the most popular with around 90% of sales.

There is growing demand for 1mg strength cigarettes which comprise over 10% of sales in Kuwait.

With no local manufacturers, Kuwait is entirely supplied by imports.

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Table of Contents

1. Overview 5

2. Market Size 6

3. Market Structure 10

4. Manufacturers & Brands 11

5. Taxation & Retail Prices 14

5.1. Taxation 14

5.2. Retail Prices 15

6. The Smoking Population 16

7. Production & Trade 19

7.1. Production 19

7.2. Imports 20

7.3. Exports 24

8. Operating constraints 27

8.1. Advertising Restrictions 28

8.2. Health Warnings/Packaging Restrictions 29

8.3. Government Restrictions 30

9. Prospects & Forecasts 31

10. Appendix 33

10.1. What is this Report About? 33

10.2. Time Frame 34

10.3. Product Category Coverage 35

10.4. Methodology 36

10.5. About GlobalData 39

10.6. Disclaimer 40

10.7. Contact Us 41

List Of Figure

List of Figures

Figure 1: Methodology 36

Figure 2: GlobalData at a glance 39

List Of Table

List of Tables

Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2016 7

Table 2: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2016 9

Table 3: Manufacturer Sales &s Market Share, 2001-2016, Million Pieces 11

Table 4: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2001-2016, % Share 12

Table 5: Smoking Population, 1990-2016 17

Table 6: Cigarette Imports, 1990-2015 21

Table 7: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, 2000-2015, Million Pieces 22

Table 8: Imports by Country of Origin, 2000-2015, % share 23

Table 9: Cigarette Exports, 1990-2014 25

Table 10: Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2008 26

Table 11: Consumption Forecasts 2016-2026 32

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