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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 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.

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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 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


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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

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