Tobacco Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Tobacco Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C12.000 | Mar 2014

Burn out: The industry goes up in smoke as health concerns cause demand to decline

IBISWorld’s Tobacco Product Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 Analysis Chapter

The Tobacco Product Manufacturing industry is declining as smoking rates in the United Kingdom continue to fall. Price increases have buoyed industry revenue somewhat over the past five years, but this was not enough to stop the ongoing decline of the industry. During the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is estimated to contract at a compound annual rate of 2.9% to reach £10.5 billion. Increasing regulation, health concerns and changes in disposable income levels following the economic downturn have affected the industry's performance over the past five years. Electronic cigarettes, which fall outside the industry, loom as a major competitive threat during the next five years... 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 and pipe tobacco. The industry also includes companies that are involved in the stemming and re-drying of 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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