Market Research Future (MRFR) has published on the “Global Tobacco Products Market”.
The Tobacco Products Market is estimated to register a CAGR of 3.60% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2032.
MRFR recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global Tobacco Products Market— Altria Group, Inc., British American Tobacco plc., Swedish Match AB, ITC Ltd., Japan Tobacco International, Imperial Brands, Philip Morris Products S.A., Vector Group LTD., Pyxus International, Inc., China Tobacco International (HK) Company Limited
The global tobacco products market is accounted to register a CAGR of 3.60% during the forecast period and is estimated to reach USD 1194.55 billion by 2032.
The market is primarily propelled by factors such as rapid urbanization, population growth, an expanding working population with busy schedules, and heightened demand for tobacco products. Additionally, the increasing social and cultural acceptance of tobacco, often seen as a symbol of social status, is a significant driver of market growth.
The global tobacco products market has been segmented based on product type, and distribution channel.
Based on Product Type, the market is segmented into Cigarettes, Cigars & Cigarillos, roll-your-wn, and Others. The cigarettes segment was attributed to holding the largest market share in 2022. The stability in cigarette consumption can be attributed to the introduction of flavored and menthol cigarettes, as well as the availability of smaller cigarette options that cater to smokers aiming to reduce their tobacco intake. Despite significant global taxation on cigarettes, the segment has continued to grow, primarily due to its inelastic demand, meaning that price changes have a relatively small impact on consumer purchasing behavior.
Based on the Distribution Channel, the Tobacco Products Market has been segmented into Supermarkets and hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Retail, and Others. The online retail segment was expected to hold the largest market share in 2022. The popularity of online channels for purchasing tobacco products has been significantly boosted by the convenience they offer. Customers can browse a diverse range of options, compare prices, and make purchases from the comfort of their homes. This convenience factor has particularly resonated with busy individuals and those living in remote areas with limited access to physical tobacco retailers.
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The global Tobacco Products Market, based on region, has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. North America consists of the US and Canada. The Europe Tobacco Products Market comprises of Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, and the rest of Europe. The Tobacco Products Market in Asia-Pacific has been segmented into China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, and the rest of Asia-Pacific. The Rest of the World Tobacco Products Market comprises of Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
The largest market share for the Tobacco Products Market was maintained by the North American regional sector. The robust distribution network for these products ensures their widespread availability in retail outlets, offering consumers a convenient means of purchase. Notably, the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey reveals that around 16.5% of high school students in the United States are consumers of at least one tobacco product, including e-cigarettes. Additionally, according to Healio, in 2022, West Virginia recorded the highest smoking rate in the U.S., reaching 23.8%.
Moreover, the Europe market has been persistently growing over the forecast period. Tobacco cultivation in the European Union (EU) is concentrated in 12 member countries, with Italy, Spain, Poland, Greece, Croatia, France, Hungary, and Bulgaria being the primary producers, collectively responsible for 99% of the EU's tobacco production. In 2018, the EU witnessed a growing trend in tobacco imports, with around 420,000 tonnes imported, while tobacco exports showed a declining trend, totaling 120,000 tonnes of raw tobacco exported. The concentration of tobacco cultivation in specific EU countries ensures a stable and consistent supply of tobacco for manufacturers. This can help maintain product quality and stability in the market.
The Asia-Pacific region, led by major markets like China and India, holds a prominent position in global tobacco production and consumption. As per the WHO tobacco trends report, the Western Pacific Region (WPR) registered a tobacco use prevalence of 25.7% in 2020, making it the second-highest prevalence globally, with the South East Asian region taking the lead. In terms of the number of smokers aged over 15 years in the region, China stands out with the highest count of 306.2 million, representing approximately 80% of the total smokers in the WPR, which amounts to 386.5 million individuals. China also holds the distinction of being the largest tobacco producer not only in the WPR but also globally. Japan, historically known for relatively lax smoking regulations, has experienced significant changes in recent years. Japanese companies have introduced the TAPSO vending machine system, which mandates age verification through identification cards for cigarette purchases from vending machines.
Furthermore, the rest of the world's Tobacco Products Market is divided into the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Data from the American Cancer Society and Vital Strategies, as presented in the sixth edition of The Tobacco Atlas, indicates that the Middle East region collectively consumes approximately 400 billion cigarettes annually in 2020. The survey findings highlight significant increases in cigarette consumption in countries such as Bahrain, Lebanon, Egypt, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.
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