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World Cigarettes - France 2014

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Published Date : Apr 2015

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Tobacco Products

No. of Pages : 56 Pages

“Cigarettes in France” is a new report by ERC that focuses on the extent to which France Cigarettes market has evolved in line with changing smoking habits, the competitive environment and economic developments, as well as analyzing the implications market realignments have had on top multinational companies.

Key Findings

  • France remains a sizeable but declining market for cigarettes, with duty paid volume having been fairly stable during the past few years but declining by 4.9% in 2012 and by a further 7.6% in 2013.
  • Industry data indicates an even sharper 4.9% drop in market volume to 51.46 billion pieces in 2012, with an even greater 7.3% fall projected for 2013. Consumption in the 1st half of the year was 8.9% down on the previous year.
  • Domestic cigarette production is estimated to be some 66% lower than it was in 1990 due mainly to substantially lower domestic demand, structural changes in the market and loss of share by Seita-Imperial Tobacco (formerly Altadis) which remains the only domestic producer.


“Cigarettes in France” report is a qualitative report providing extensive and highly detailed consumption data on the Cigarettes industry in France.

  • This report is the result of ERC’s extensive market research covering Cigarettes across France. The report provides consumption data based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing work and our in-house expertise in the Cigarettes Industry in order to offer extensive data about the trends and dynamics affecting the Cigarettes industry.
  • This report is aimed at companies operating in the Cigarettes industry and for new companies considering entry into Cigarettes industry.
  • This report provides detailed data of the manufacturers operating in the Cigarettes industry in France. 
  • This report also provides market size of the Cigarettes industry in France along with other data relating to the regulations, retail price, smoking population, production & trade and forecast data.

Reasons To Buy

  • Cigarettes companies require a detailed understanding of Cigarettes consumption in order to align their sales and marketing efforts with the latest trends in the market. This report clarifies in detail, by region and company, where the growth opportunities are in Cigarettes industry to enable effective marketing plan
  • As consumers’ product demands evolve, the dynamics between different countries also change – favoring some countries and leaving others increasingly out of line with demand patterns. As a result, understanding the shifting market dynamics is key to ensuring maximum sales in the future
  • The differing growth rates in overall regional product sales drive fundamental shifts in the market. This report provides detailed, authoritative data on these changes for marketers
  • The report provides the latest data on market dynamics in the Cigarettes industry across France, providing marketers with essential data in order to understand their own position in the market and to identify where to compete in the future
Table of Contents

Market Size
Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2014
Monthly Incidence of Cross-Border Cigarette Purchasing, 2006-2011
Total Duty Paid & Illegal Consumption, 2006-2013
Annual Quantity of Illegal Cigarettes Seized in France, 2000-2013
Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2014
Retail Sales of Cigarettes (Current Value), 1990-2014

Market Structure
Market Breakdown, Blond v Dark Cigarettes, 2000-2014
Market Breakdown, Filter v Plain, 2000-2014
Market Breakdown, Domestic v Imported Cigarettes, 2000-2013
Market Segmentation by Type & Strength, 2000-2014
Blond Cigarettes: Breakdown by Strength/Flavour, 2005-2013
Market Breakdown by Pack Size, 2000-2014
Market Breakdown by Price Class, 2013 & 2014 (First Half)
Cigarettes by Type & Length, 2012-2014
Tobacconist Numbers, 1996-2013

Manufacturers & Brands
Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, 2000-2014
Blond & Menthol Segment: Manufacturer Shares, 2005-2013
Market Shares of Leading Brand Families, 2000-2014
Share of Top Selling Brand Variants, 2000-2014
Taxation & Retail Prices

Taxation on Cigarettes, 1990-2014
EU Countries, Retail Price & Tax Incidence Comparison, 2014

Retail Prices
Trends in the Retail Price of Cigarettes, 2000-2014
Retail Prices, Leading Brand Families, 2004-2014
Cigarette Price Comparison, Neighbouring Countries, July 2014

The Smoking Population
Smoking Population, 1990-2014
Smoking Prevalence by Age & Gender, 2005 & 2010
Incidence of Smoking by Age Group, 1992-1999
Breakdown of Smoking Population by Gender & Age Group, 1992-1999
Production & Trade

Cigarette Production, 1990-2013

Imports of Cigarettes, 1990-2013
Imports of Cigarettes by Country of Origin, 2000-2013

Exports of Cigarettes, 1990-2013
Exports of Cigarettes by Country of Destination, 2000-2013

Operating Constraints
Advertising Restrictions
Health Warnings/Labelling Requirements

Other Restrictions
Company Profiles
Philip Morris France SAS
Seita-Groupe Imperial Tobacco

Prospects & Forecasts
Consumption Forecasts to 2023

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