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Cigars and Cigarillos in the UK, 2017

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Cigars and Cigarillos in the UK, 2017


"Cigars and Cigarillos in the UK, 2017", is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the UK market. It covers market size and structure along with per capita and overall consumption. Additionally, it focuses on brand data, retail pricing, prospects and forecasts for sales and consumption to 2025.

The UK cigar market is quite sizeable in Western European terms, although the overall market has contracted considerably over the review period and there is no evidence that this trend is coming to a halt. As of 2016 the market stands at 355 tons.


Miniatures accounted for 69.8% of total volume in 2016 to make them by far the largest segment within the market.

Sales of large cigars have also been falling back but as a share of sales at a much slower rate than for small cigars with stability evident recently.

UK production is largely geared towards meeting domestic demand, although some output is for export markets.

The market is increasingly supplied by imports.

Cigars are subject to two, or in the case of imported cigars of non-EU origin, three taxes in the UK: excise duty, value added tax and import duty. Unlike cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos are subject to a purely weight-based excise duty.

The market is mainly supplied by two brands: Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) and Gallaher (JTI).

The prevalence of cigar smoking is low and it is currently estimated that only 1.1% of adults (1.9% of men) smoke cigars.

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Table of Contents


Executive summary


Market context

Tobacco products market, %, 2006 & 2016

Tobacco products market, tons, 2006-2016

Market size and structure

Cigars & Cigarillos Consumption, Pieces, 2006-2016

Per Capita Consumption, Pieces Per Year, 2004-2015

Retail Sales of Cigars & Cigarillos, 2006-2016

Cigars & Cigarillos: Market Segmentation, 2010-2016

Miniatures, Total & Per Capita Consumption, 2006-2016

Small Cigars, Total & Per Capita Consumption, 2006-2016

Large Cigars, Total & Per Capita Consumption, 2006-2016

Tobacco Products: Retail Sales by Sector, 2008-2010

Production and trade

Production of Cigars & Cigarillos, 2003-2010

Imports, tons, 2005-2015

Imports by Country of Origin, Top Countries, % Volume, 2015

Imports of Cigars & Cigarillos, Volume, 2007-2015

Imports of Cigars & Cigarillos, value, 2007-2015

Exports, tons, 2004-2015

Exports by Country of Destination, Top Countries, Volume, %, 2015

Exports of cigars & cigarillos, Volume, tons, 2007-2015

Exports of cigars & cigarillos, 000, 2007-2015

Taxation and retail prices

Excise Duty on Cigars & Cigarillos, 2005-2016

EU: Cigars & Cigarillos, Tax Incidence Comparison, 2016

Excise Duty on Cigars & Cigarillos, 2005-2016

Cigars: Tax Structure, 1994-2011

Tax Revenue from Cigars, 2007-2016

Retail Prices for STG and Ritmeester, 2016

Manufacturers and brands

Cigars & Cigarillos: Manufacturer Shares, Volume, %, 2010-2015

Cigars: Manufacturer Shares by Sector, Volume, %, 2005-2015

Cigars & Cigarillos: Leading Brand Family Shares, 2006-2015

Miniatures: Manufacturer & Brand Family Shares, 2010-2015

Small Cigars: Manufacturer & Brand Family Shares, 2010-2015

Large Cigars: Brand Family Shares, 2011-2015

Company profiles

The smoking population

Adult Smoking Prevalence, Total and by Gender, %, 2004-2014

Cigar Smoking Population, male, %, 2007-2014

Cigar Smoking Prevalence, female, %, 2007-2014

Cigar Smokers by Region, 2007 & 2008

Operating constraints

Operating constraints

Advertising restrictions

Heath warnings and labelling requirements

Other restrictions


Retail Sales by Outlet, 2012, 2013 &2015

Prospects and forecasts

Cigars & Cigarillos Consumption, Million Pieces, 2015-2025

Per Capita Consumption, Pieces Per Year, 2015-2025

Market Forecasts 2015-2025


Additional data tables

Summary methodology

About GlobalData

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Products and Companies


Scandinavian Tobacco Group STG JTI Ritmeester Henri Watermans JTI Gallaher Group Plc Imperial Tobacco Group Plc