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 increasing taxes have created a challenging environment for the few remaining producers in the United Kingdom. As a result, one of the last two producers of manufactured cigarettes in the United Kingdom will have ceased its production by May 2016. This is the main driver behind the rapid depletion of industry revenue during the current year. From May 2016 onwards, Gallaher Limited will be the last remaining major player in the industry. However, Gallaher has already entered its consolidation phase as it plans to shift production abroad to a more hospitable regulatory environment... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Gallaher is the major player in the industry and accounts for the majority of industry revenue. The distribution of industry revenue is therefore largely determined by the locations of Gallaher's facilities. Imperial Tobacco Ltd is to exit the industry, with its Nottingham factory is to cease production in May 2016. This plant has therefore been excluded from the current year business locations.
Many cigarette factories have been closed, both in the United Kingdom and around the world, as manufacturers have attempted to become more efficient. The majority of industry revenue is attributable to the JTI Group's Gallaher production plant in Northern Ireland... purchase to read more