Tobacco Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Tobacco Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C12.000 | May 2015

Shrivelling up: Strict regulation is smoking major manufacturers out of the United Kingdom

The Tobacco Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Gallaher Limited Gallaher Limited market share
Imperial Tobacco Group plc Imperial Tobacco Group plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Tobacco Product Manufacturing industry is in a state of rapid decline. Rising health awareness, advertising restrictions, black market trade and ever increasing taxes have created a challenging environment for the few producers left in the United Kingdom. As a result, the only two producers of manufactured cigarettes have entered consolidation phases and are shifting their production plants abroad. Once these moves have been completed, the industry will have almost disappeared. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 11.4% over the five years through 2015-16, reaching £6.2 billion. This includes a contraction of 25.8% during the current year.

Smoking rates in the United Kingdom have fallen considerably in recent decades... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Cigarettes are the major product manufactured by the industry. However, the cigarette segment has declined over the past five years. This is due to a long-term decline in the number of smokers. It is also due to some cigarette smokers switching to hand-rolled cigarettes.


A cigarette is a tightly rolled cylinder of cut tobacco that is wrapped in thin paper and has a filtered tip. Cigarettes are lit at one end and smoked by inhaling smoke from the other end. Demand for cigarettes has declined over the past five years as smoking rates have fallen. Since peaking in 1974, smoking rates have been steadily declining. Leading brands of cigarettes in the United Kingdom are Lambert & Butler, Mayfair, Marlboro, John Player and Benson & Hedges... purchase to read more


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What is the Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industry?

This industry includes companies that manufacture cigarettes, fine-cut tobacco, cigars, pipe tobacco and snuff. The industry also includes firms that stem and re-dry tobacco leaf.

Industry Products
CigarettesLoose tobaccoCigars and pipe tobacco
Industry Activities
CigaretteFine-cut tobaccoCigarPipe tobaccoChewing tobaccoTobacco leaf stemming and re-drying

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