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August 2, 2015

Will Growth in Vapor Products Last?

Although vapor products are growing in the tobacco market, the category is vulnerable to taxation and restrictions. Euromonitor believes the vapor products category could reach about US$50 Billion in 2030, however, vapor products will remain a fraction of the total tobacco market in the short to medium term.

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July 17, 2015

Evidence of Weakening in Tobacco Pricing

The era of "one size fits all" for tobacco pricing is at an end, as many tobacco manufacturers are adopting a localized approach. With taxes and regulation impacting the tobacco market, revenue growth will be extremely difficult in the coming years. Watch the video for complete insights.

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July 14, 2015

Tobacco Market Forecast in India

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Cigarettes volume sales in India recorded a faster decline in 2014 as compared to 2013. The faster volume decline is likely to continue over the forecast period 2015-2019 as well. While the sharper decline was triggered by the two consecutive excise duty hikes in 2014, the Indian government continues to contemplate on implementing stricter measures including the ban sale of loose cigarettes.

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July 12, 2015

A Recap of the Cigarettes Market in 2014

Cigarette volumes declined in 2014 across all regions except for Asia-Pacific, which was sustained only by China. By excluding China from the global outlook, cigarettes declined by 2.5 percent. The Russian market is a particular cause of concern for tobacco manufacturers with prospects of future tax increases, control measures and economic instability.

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July 6, 2015

Will Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packages Dissuade Lithuanian Smokers?

Georgij-GrebinskijAnalyst Insight By Georgij Grebinskij - Research Analyst

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Recently the Lithuanian Government agreed that in autumn cigarette packages sold in Lithuania will need to be marked with graphic pictures showing the dire health consequences of smoking. This is assumed to dissuade people from smoking.

Generally speaking, there is no clear evidence that graphic health warnings, however ugly, have a significant discernible impact on the behaviour of smokers. Taking into account that such law on graphic health warnings came into force in the neighbouring Latvia in 2010 it is likely that the potential effect of this law in Lithuania might be similar.

According to Eurobarometer research on Tobacco Packaging Health Warning Labels that took place in 2012,  a number of respondents in Latvia agreed that textual warnings without graphical health warnings have much less impact. Reports also find that in Latvia, respondents talked about turning the pack over to avoid the shocking images. According to the same report, some respondents in Latvia find graphical health warnings less provocative over time.

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June 23, 2015

Cigarettes' Future Troubled as Alternatives Advance

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Of the top ten cigarettes markets in the world, only three (all in Asia-Pacific) are expected to see volume growth by 2019 as increased regulation, taxation, health awareness and the emergence of alternatives such as e-cigarettes impacts sales. To be sure, taxation drives value sales and markets such as South Korea and Russia will be able to balance their volume declines with revenue growth over the same period.

The E-Cigarettes Market: Past, Present and Future

Demand for alternatives for traditional combustible and smokeless tobacco products has surged since 2005 when electronic cigarettes first appeared in the US and Chinese markets. Now, sales of vapour products have eclipsed nicotine-replacement products. This video tracks the evolution of this young industry and provides forecasts for the future. Watch the video for complete insights.

June 22, 2015

Vapor Devices and e-Cigarettes in the Global Tobacco Market

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Cigarettes’ Troubled Future as Alternatives Steam Ahead

Zora MilenkovicAnalyst Insight by Zora Milenkovic - Head of Tobacco Research

Like a snail with the baggage of its history/legacy of legislation on its back, the world cigarettes market slowly toiled downhill in 2014, recording a barely there volume decline of -0.4% and continuing its downward trajectory in every region of the world bar Asia-Pacific (only kept in the black itself by the behemoth that is China dragging the region, and indeed the world, with it).

Volume declines in cigarettes as price becomes main battleground

Cigarettes’ volume decline in developed markets belies the furious pace of manufacturer activity in the category, with fast-paced changes in pricing strategies as pricing becomes increasingly the main company battleground around the world. The era of cigarettes pricing being set across regions is long gone, each country warrants its own specific approach with sub-brand variants appearing under various price band cloaks and innovation applied to each level of pricing as brand owners seek to maintain value sales and thwart down-trading, either to cheaper brands or adjacency categories, or even illicit (which saw an increase of 4% globally, excluding China).

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June 11, 2015

Adris Grupa Sells Tobacco Unit to British American Tobacco

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On Saturday 30 May, 2015, Adris Groupa officially signed over their tobacco unit to British American Tobacco in one of the largest acquisitions in Croatian history.  This podcast examines the factors motivating the company to sell, the Croatian tobacco market, and the future trajectory of Adris Groupa.  Listen for complete insights.

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Will Growth in Vapor Products Last?

Evidence of Weakening in Tobacco Pricing

Tobacco Market Forecast in India

A Recap of the Cigarettes Market in 2014

Will Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packages Dissuade Lithuanian Smokers?

Cigarettes' Future Troubled as Alternatives Advance

The E-Cigarettes Market: Past, Present and Future

Vapor Devices and e-Cigarettes in the Global Tobacco Market

Cigarettes’ Troubled Future as Alternatives Steam Ahead

Adris Grupa Sells Tobacco Unit to British American Tobacco