Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Tobacco Product Manufacturing industry is under fire. Since the 1960s, smoking rates in the United Kingdom have fallen from over 50% to 20% in 2011 as people have become aware of the link between smoking and diseases such as cancer. Although the price of tobacco products is relatively static, there have been some rises, which have also contributed towards the decline in smoking rates. The price rises have led to a shift away from premium brands towards economy brands. For instance, demand for roll-your-own cigarettes has increased at the expense of filter cigarettes.
Government measures designed to reduce smoking rates have added to the negative press surrounding health-related smoking risks and contributed to declining smoking rates... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Based on data from Office for National Statistics, there are 10 tobacco product manufacturers in the United Kingdom. However, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco (Gallaher) and British American Tobacco are the major players in the industry and contribute towards the majority of revenue in the industry. As such, the distribution of industry revenue throughout the United Kingdom is affected by the locations of these companies' facilities.
There has been a trend towards closing manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom and globally, as manufacturers attempt to increase productivity. There is limited official data regarding the geographic spread of establishments and revenue in this industry... purchase to read more