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Tobacco Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Tobacco Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C12.000 | Apr 2016

Burned out: The industry is reduced to ashes as major players offshore production

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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the industry are high. Once the top two producers have left the market, the harsh regulatory climate will make it difficult for a new large-scale participant to fill the shoes of the departed manufacturers.

The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 prohibits advertising of tobacco products (including sponsorship) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. From 2006, regulations restricting advertising on the internet were also introduced. Regulations such as this may pose as barriers to entry as new operators may find it difficult to establish brand names. Under current plans, branded cigarette packaging will also be banned from 2016 onwards. In addition, tobacco product manufacturing is highly automated. As .. 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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