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Cigarettes in Sri Lanka, 2016

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The Sri Lankan cigarette market has suffered mixed fortunes recently. After seeing strong growth in 2010 and 2011 the sector was badly hit by tax hikes in 2012 which reduced sales. Further and more serious problems followed in 2014 with the issue of contraband complicated by a growing number of smokers down trading to beedies, what resulted in a fall of sales. Per capita consumption was only 160 pieces in 2014.

Key Findings

Sri Lanka has only one significant domestic cigarette manufacturer, Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC). Imports and exports are of little importance to the overall market.

There is growing competition from traditional beedies, a legally produced type of cigarette that competes with the cheapest of manufactured cigarettes and are popular in rural areas.


Cigarettes in Sri Lanka 2016 is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Sri Lanka 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.

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Get a detailed understanding of consumption to align your sales and marketing efforts with the latest trends in the market. Identify the areas of growth and opportunities, which will aid effective marketing planning.

The differing growth rates in regional product sales drive fundamental shifts in the market. This report provides detailed, authoritative data on these changes-prime intelligence for marketers.

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Table Of Content


1 Overview

2 Market Size

3 Market Structure

4 Manufacturers & Brands

5 Taxation & Retail

5.1. Taxation

5.2. Retail Prices

6 The Smoking Population

7 Production & Trade

7.1. Production

7.2. Imports

7.3. Exports

8 Operating Constraints

8.1. Advertising Restrictions

8.2. Health Warnings

8.3. Other Restrictions

9 Company Profiles

10 Prospects & Forecasts

11 Appendix

11.1. What is this Report About?

11.2. Time Frame

11.3. Product Category Coverage

11.4. Methodology

11.5. About GlobalData

11.6. Disclaimer

11.7. Contact Us

List Of Figure

Figure 1: Methodology

Figure 2: Global Data at a glance

List Of Table

Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, Million Pieces, 1990-2015

Table 2: Non-Duty Paid Cigarette Sales, Million Pieces, 1993-2014

Table 3: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2015

Table 4: Market Breakdown by Type: Filter v Plain, Million Pieces, 2000-2003 & 2008-2013

Table 5: Market Breakdown by Type: Filter v Plain, % Breakdown, 2000-2003 & 2008-2013

Table 6: Market Segmentation, % Volume, 2008, 2009 & 2012

Table 7: Market Breakdown by Pack Type, %, 1999-2003 & 2008-2010

Table 8: Manufacturer Sales, Million Pieces, 2001-2015

Table 9: Manufacturer Market Share, % Volume, 2001-2015

Table 10: Brand Shares, % Volume, 2008-2009 & 2011-2012

Table 11: Development of Cigarette Tax Rates, 2000-2015

Table 12: Duty Rates by Cigarette Size, %, February 2016

Table 13: Excise Tax Revenues (Cigarettes), Rs Billion, 2002-2012

Table 14: Retail Prices, Selected Brands, 2000-2012

Table 15: CTC: Selected Cigarette Prices, Rs/Pack, 2015 & 2016

Table 16: Smoking Population, 1990-2014

Table 17: Smoking Prevalence by Age & Gender, %, 2003

Table 18: Cigarette Production, Million Pieces, 1990-2004

Table 19: Cigarette Imports, Million Pieces, 1990-2014

Table 20: Imports by Country of Origin, Million Pieces, 2000-2014

Table 21: Imports by Country of Origin, % Volume, 2000-2014

Table 22: Cigarette Exports, Million Pieces, 1990-2014

Table 23: Exports by Country of Destination, Million Pieces, 2000-2014

Table 24: Exports by Country of Destination, % Volume, 2000-2014

Table 25: Company profile: Ceylon Tobacco Company Ltd

Table 26: Consumption Forecasts to 2025

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Products and Companies


Sri Lanka, tobacco, Cigarettes, smoking, production, imports, exports, companies, international brands, costs


Ceylon Tobacco, BAT, PMI, JTI