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Tobacco Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

The global tobacco market reached a volume of 8.2 Million Tons in 2018, registering a CAGR of around 1.5% during 2011-2018. The market is further projected to reach a volume of around 9.1 Million Tons by 2024, at a CAGR of around 1.4% during 2019-2024. Tobacco products are prepared by curing the leaves of tobacco plant which is a part of the genus Nicotiana of the Solanaceae family. There are more than 70 species of tobacco known till now, however, N. tabacum remains the chief commercial crop. Tobacco contains a colourless volatile alkaloid, nicotine, which is responsible for stimulating brain functions, increasing blood pressure, constricting peripheral blood vessels and raising heart rate. Dried tobacco leaves are majorly used for smoking in cigarettes, cigars, pipes and shisha; and as chewing tobacco, snuff, snus and dipping tobacco.

Tobacco Industry Trends 2018

Global Tobacco Market Drivers/Constraints:

  • The demand for tobacco has recently witnessed a shift from the developed regions to the developing nations such as Asia and Africa. This can be accredited to the increasing population, elevating income levels of the consumers and lenient government regulations.
  • Introduction of numerous premium tobacco products such as flavoured, long and skinny, coloured and e-cigarettes by the manufacturers has further created a positive outlook for the growth of the tobacco market.
  • A surge in investments in the research and development has resulted in the introduction of products with reduced levels of toxicants. This has helped in attracting a larger consumer-base for tobacco products.
  • Higher levels of education along with rising awareness about health concerns related to tobacco consumption such as different types of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases, etc., has hampered the growth of the market. Apart from this, stringent regulations in the developed countries further restricts the market growth.


Type Insights:

On the basis of type, the market has been segregated into cigarettes, roll your own, cigars, cigarillos, smokeless tobacco and others. Currently, cigarettes represent the most popular product type, accounting for the majority of the global market. Their rising demand can be attributed to the surging population and tax regulations, especially in the developing countries.

Global Tobacco Market By Type

Regional Insights:

Region-wise, China enjoys the leading position in the global tobacco market due to an increase in the production of tobacco leaves in the region. Moreover, as smoking is considered “cool” among the younger generations, there has been a constant demand for tobacco in the country. Other major regions include India, Brazil, the Unites States and EU 15.

Competitive Landscape:

The market is highly concentrated with the presence of three large manufacturers which currently hold more than two-third of the total share. Strong brand image and distribution networks of existing players make it difficult for new entrants to survive in the market. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • China National Tobacco Corporation
  • Phillip Morris International
  • British America Tobacco
  • Japan Tobacco International
  • Imperial Tobacco Group


This report provides a deep insight into the global tobacco industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a tobacco processing and cigarette manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the tobacco industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global tobacco market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global tobacco industry?
  • What are the key product types in the global tobacco industry?
  • How has the global cigarette market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global cigarette industry?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global tobacco industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global tobacco industry?
  • What is the structure of the global tobacco and cigarette industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global tobacco industry?
  • What are the profit margins in the tobacco industry?
  • What are the key requirements for setting up a tobacco processing plant?
  • How is tobacco processed?
  • How is cigarette manufactured?
  • What are the various unit operations involved in a tobacco processing plant?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up a tobacco processing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for setting up a tobacco processing plant?
  • What are the raw material requirements for setting up a tobacco processing plant?
  • What are the utility requirements for setting up a tobacco processing plant?
  • What are the manpower requirements for setting up a tobacco processing plant?
  • What are the infrastructure costs for setting up a tobacco processing plant?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up a tobacco processing plant?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for a tobacco processing plant?
  • What is the time required to break-even?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Tobacco and Cigarette Industry
    5.1    Global Tobacco Industry
        5.1.1    Market Overview
        5.1.2    Market Performance
        5.1.3    Market Breakup by Region
        5.1.4    Market Breakup by Type
        5.1.5    Market Forecast
    5.2    Global Cigarette Industry
        5.2.1    Market Overview
        5.2.2    Market Performance
            5.2.2.1    Volume Trends
            5.2.2.2    Value Trends
        5.2.3    Market Breakup by Region
        5.2.4    Market Forecast
    5.3   SWOT Analysis
        5.3.1    Overview
        5.3.2    Strengths
        5.3.3    Weaknesses
        5.3.4    Opportunities
        5.3.5    Threats
    5.4    Value Chain Analysis
        5.4.1    Raw Material Suppliers
        5.4.2    Processors
        5.4.3    Distributors
        5.4.4    Exporters
        5.4.5    Retailers
        5.4.6    End-Users
    5.5    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.5.1    Overview
        5.5.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.5.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.5.4    Degree of Competition
        5.5.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.5.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.6    Key Success and Risk Factors
6    Performance of Key Regions
    6.1    China
        6.1.1 Market Trends
        6.1.2 Market Forecast
    6.2    India
        6.2.1 Market Trends
        6.2.2 Market Forecast
    6.3    Brazil
        6.3.1 Market Trends
        6.3.2 Market Forecast
    6.4    United States
        6.4.1 Market Trends
        6.4.2 Market Forecast
    6.5    EU 15
        6.5.1 Market Trends
        6.5.2 Market Forecast
    6.6    Others
        6.6.1 Market Trends
        6.6.2 Market Forecast
7    Market by Type
    7.1    Cigarettes 
        7.1.1 Market Trends
        7.1.2 Market Forecast
    7.2    Roll Your Own 
        7.2.1 Market Trends
        7.2.2 Market Forecast
    7.3    Cigars 
        7.3.1 Market Trends
        7.3.2 Market Forecast
    7.4    Cigarillos 
        7.4.1 Market Trends
        7.4.2 Market Forecast
    7.5    Smokeless Tobacco
        7.5.1 Market Trends
        7.5.2 Market Forecast
    7.6    Others
        7.6.1 Market Trends
        7.6.2 Market Forecast
8    Competitive Landscape
    8.1    Market Structure
    8.2    Market Breakup by Key Players
9    Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing
    9.1    Product Overview
    9.2    Detailed Process Flow
    9.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    9.4    Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
10    Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    10.1    Land Requirements and Expenditures
    10.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    10.3    Plant Layout
    10.4    Plant Machinery
    10.5    Machinery Pictures
    10.6    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    10.7    Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
    10.8    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    10.9    Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    10.10    Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    10.11    Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    10.12    Other Capital Investments
11    Loans and Financial Assistance
12    Project Economics

    12.1    Capital Cost of the Project
    12.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    12.3    Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
    12.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    12.5    Income Projections
    12.6    Expenditure Projections
    12.7    Financial Analysis
    12.8    Profit Analysis
13    Key Player Profiles
    13.1    China National Tobacco Corporation
    13.2    Phillip Morris International
    13.3    British America Tobacco
    13.4    Japan Tobacco International
    13.5    Imperial Tobacco Group

 

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Tobacco Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Tobacco Market: Production Volume Trends (in ‘000 Tons), 2011-2018
Figure 3: Global: Tobacco Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2018
Figure 4: Global: Tobacco Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2018
Figure 5: Global: Tobacco Market Forecast: Production Volume Trends (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 6: Global: Cigarette Market: Volume Trends (in Billion Sticks), 2011-2018
Figure 7: Global: Cigarette Market: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2011-2018
Figure 8: Global: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2018
Figure 9: Global: Cigarette Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Billion Sticks), 2019-2024
Figure 10: Global: Cigarette Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2019-2024
Figure 11: Global: Tobacco Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 12: Global: Tobacco Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 13: Global: Tobacco Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 14: China: Tobacco Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 15: China: Tobacco Market Forecast (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 16: India: Tobacco Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 17: India: Tobacco Market Forecast (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 18: Brazil: Tobacco Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 19: Brazil: Tobacco Market Forecast (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 20: United States: Tobacco Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 21: United States: Tobacco Market Forecast (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 22: EU 15: Tobacco Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 23: EU 15: Tobacco Market Forecast (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 24: Others: Tobacco Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018
Figure 25: Others: Tobacco Market Forecast (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 26: Global: Tobacco Market: Cigarettes (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018 
Figure 27: Global: Tobacco Market Forecast: Cigarettes (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 28: Global: Tobacco Market: Roll Your Own (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018 
Figure 29: Global: Tobacco Market Forecast: Roll Your Own (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 30: Global: Tobacco Market: Cigars (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018 
Figure 31: Global: Tobacco Market Forecast: Cigars (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 32: Global: Tobacco Market: Cigarillos (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018 
Figure 33: Global: Tobacco Market Forecast: Cigarillos (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 34: Global: Tobacco Market: Smokeless Tobacco (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018 
Figure 35: Global: Tobacco Market Forecast: Smokeless Tobacco (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 36: Global: Tobacco Market: Others (in ‘000 Tons), 2011 & 2018 
Figure 37: Global: Tobacco Market Forecast: Others (in ‘000 Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 38: Global: Cigarette Market: Share of Key Players (in %), 2018
Figure 39: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 40: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 41: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 42: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 43: Tobacco Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 44: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Total Production Cost Breakup (in %)


List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Tobacco Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2024
Table 2: Global: Tobacco Market Forecast: Breakup by Region, 2019-2024
Table 3: Global: Tobacco Market Forecast: Breakup by Type, 2019-2024
Table 4: Global: Tobacco Market: Competitive Structure
Table 5: Global: Cigarette Market: Key Manufacturers    
Table 6: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 7: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 8: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Green Leaf Vertical Threshing Processing Line Machinery (in US$)
Table 9: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Tobacco Primary Processing Line Machine (in US$)
Table 10: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Stem Processing Sub-Line Machinery (in US$)
Table 11: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Cigarette Making and Packing Line Machinery (in US$)
Table 12: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Summary of Machinery Costs (in US$)    
Table 13: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
Table 14: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 15: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 16: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 17: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 18: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters 
Table 19: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Taxation and Depreciation 
Table 20: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 21: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 22: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis Without Considering the Income Tax Liability (in US$)
Table 23: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability (in US$)
Table 24: Tobacco Processing and Cigarette Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account (in US$)

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