The global cigarette lighter market was worth US$ 6.2 Billion in 2018. A cigarette lighter is a flame producing device that is used to light cigarettes, cigars and pipes. It consists of a metal or plastic container filled with a flammable fluid or pressurized liquid gas, a means of ignition, and some provision for conveniently extinguishing the flame. In the early 1800s, the German chemist Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner invented one of the first lighters, which was referred to as the Dobereiner’s lamp. Since then, the leading companies have made significant changes in their design and functionality to offer enhanced convenience to consumers.
With the rising smoking rates around the world, along with inflating incomes of consumers, there has been an increase in the demand for cigarette lighters. As a result, manufacturers are coming up with a wide variety of cigarette lighters ranging from flint to automobile lighters to increase their profitability and provide consumers with varied options. They have also launched battery-powered, electronic lighters that produce a flame at the push of a button. However, the leading companies have to obey specific regulations, such as the International Standard EN ISO 9994:2002 and the European standard EN 13869:2002, for producing cigarette lighters. These regulations ensure that the final products available to the consumers are safe and will offer reliable performance. Looking forward, IMARC Group estimates the market value to reach US$ 7.1 Billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 2.3% during 2019-2024.
Breakup by Product Type:
Based on the type, flint cigarette lighters currently represent the most popular product as they are more affordable and easier-to-use as compared to the other lighters.
Breakup by Material Type:
On the basis of the material type, plastic accounts for the majority of the market as it is light-weight, durable, dimensionally stable, and resistant to fire, heat and chemicals.
Breakup by Distribution Channel:
Cigarette lighters are mostly distributed through tobacco shops, which account for the majority of the total market share.
Region-wise, Asia Pacific exhibits a clear dominance in the global market due to the increasing trend of smoking, growing population and rising disposable incomes of the consumers in the region.
The industry is highly concentrated with the presence of a handful of manufacturers who compete in terms of prices and quality. Some of the leading players are:
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