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Tobacconists in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Tobacconists Market Research Report | SIC G47.260 | Mar 2017

Flame of competition: The popularity of e-cigarettes is a threat to the viability of high-street tobacconists

IBISWorld’s Tobacconists market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Operators have been unable to compete with the purchasing power of supermarkets
  • Smuggled products come from other EU member states where taxes are significantly lower
  • Excise duty levied on tobacco is expected to continue rising above the level of inflation
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Tobacconists sell tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes and accessories. The UK Tobacconists industry has been plagued by difficult trading conditions over the past five years, which have negatively influenced industry revenue. Rising public awareness of the health risks of smoking, driven by intense anti-smoking campaigns by the government and activist groups, has caused smoking rates to fall and sales to plummet for tobacco retailers. Legislation banning tobacco advertising from all types of establishments was enforced in April 2015, a move that has only worsened the operating conditions for industry players. Such an environment is expected to further depress industry revenue in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Tobacconists industry has dealt with a number of challenging factors over the past five years, which have caused a slow burnout in the industry. A major factor contributing to this is the rising anti-smoking sentiment that is evident throughout much of the Western world. Smoking rates among adults have declined consistently over the past decade, according to figures from the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association, driven by anti-smoking campaigns and aggressive measures undertaken by health organisations such as the Department of Health.

Government policy aimed at curbing tobacco consumption has weighed heavily on industry performance. Des.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Tobacconists Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Tobacconists Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Health consciousness in the Tobacconists industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Tobacconists Industry?

    This industry includes the retail sale of tobacco and tobacco products in specialised stores. It also includes the sale of smoking accessories such as pipes, lighters, cigarette papers, cigar cases and other related smoking paraphernalia.

    Industry Products
    CigarettesTobacco, snuff and pipesCigarsSmokers' accessoriesGentlemen's gifts
    Industry Activities
    Cigarette retailingCigar retailingLoose tobacco retailingPipe retailingLighter, paper and smoking accessory retailingHumidor retailing

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household disposable income
  • Producer price index for tobacco products (including duty)
  • Current Performance
  • Popularity falling
  • Taxation and smuggling
  • Supermarket dominance
  • Profit up in smoke
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Changing legislation
  • Performance burnout
  • Table: Tobacconists Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tobacconists Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Non-Specialised Wholesale Trade
  • Tobacco Product Manufacturing
  • Tobacco Product Wholesaling
  • Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Cigarettes
  • Tobacco, snuff and pipes
  • Cigars
  • Gentlemen's gifts
  • Smokers' accessories
  • Chart: Tobacconists Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged between 35 and 49
  • Consumers aged between 25 and 34
  • Consumers aged between 16 and 24
  • Consumers aged 60 and over
  • Consumers aged between 50 and 59
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tobacconists Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tobacconists
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tobacconists Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tobacconists Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Tobacconists Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Tobacco in powder form, which is sniffed instead of smoked.
  • Spirit Flask
  • A metal container that holds a small amount of alcohol.
  • Tobacconist
  • A retailer that primarily sells cigarettes, tobacco, cigars and related products.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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