October 11, 2017
The continued decline in cigarette volumes around the world and the rapid progress of next-generation products, with the strengthening prospects of heated tobacco in particular, are two factors that have a serious impact on tobacco companies and on their strategic manufacturing decisions. The decline in cigarette volumes reinforces the importance of efficient supply chains and […]
June 26, 2017
In 2016, for the first time in several decades, the value of the global cigarettes category as a proportion of total tobacco sales, fell below 90% – to 89.8% to be exact. As a telling milestone it is not perhaps an especially spectacular one but it is nonetheless a central datapoint from the newly released Euromonitor TB17 system which says as much about […]
January 17, 2017
Despite recent whispers of an impasse in negotiations (revolving around the valuation of Reynolds’ next generation product portfolio), in a joint statement this morning Reynolds American and British American Tobacco confirmed that they had agreed the terms of a merger in which the UK-based company will acquire the remaining 57.8% of RAI it did not […]
July 29, 2016
The new year started grimly for smokers in Bulgaria as the excise tax for cigarettes was increased in January 2016. While local tobacco players suddenly became less competitive, the international companies used the situation as a chance to strengthen their positions on the market. Bulgaria remains one of the last frontiers for cigarette manufacturers in […]
July 1, 2016
  The cigarette industry is to declining in China due to a number of reasons. The Chinese government is creating legislation such as the increase wholesale excise tax from 5 percent to 11 percent in May 2015. There are also new advertising laws prohibiting advertisements of cigarettes in public places. Euromonitor projects China to lose […]
Vivian Qin
July 1, 2016
Vivian Qin
June 20, 2016
Like the ebbing of a fading tradition, the world’s largest and heretofore one of the last remaining growth markets, China delivered cigarettes volume decline in 2015 and with it, the defining narrative of the year in global tobacco. For once, perhaps in a generation, total worldwide cigarette volumes look more, not less, robust on the […]
March 14, 2016
In early 2016, Finnish cigarette smokers prepared themselves for the usual, annual price increase when buying their favourite brands. Indeed, the yearly tax increases of cigarette products have lift up the prices for as long as many of them have persisted with the habit.

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