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The global cigarette lighter market reached a value of US$ 5.9 Billion in 2020. 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 expects the global cigarette lighter market to exhibit stable growth during 2021-2026.
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global cigarette lighter market, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional and country-level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, product type, material type, and distribution channel.
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:
The global cigarette lighter market was valued at US$ 5.9 Billion in 2020.
The increasing number of smokers, along with the hectic work schedules and stressful lifestyles of the consumers, are some of the factors catalyzing the global cigarette lighter market.
Sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the changing consumer inclination from conventional brick-and-mortar distribution channels towards online retail platforms for the purchase of cigarette lighters.
Based on the product type, the global cigarette lighter market can be segmented into flint cigarette lighter, electronic cigarette lighter, and others, where flint cigarette lighters currently account for the majority of the total market share.
Based on the material type, the global cigarette lighter market has been divided into metal, plastic, and others. Among these, plastic currently exhibits a clear dominance in the market.
Based on the distribution channel, the global cigarette lighter market can be segregated into tobacco shops, supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, online stores, and others. Currently, tobacco shops hold the largest market share.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia Pacific currently dominates the global market.
Some of the major players in the global cigarette lighter market include BIC Corporation, Cricket Lighters (Swedish Match Lighters BV), CLIPPER (FLAMAGAS, SA), etc.
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