The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international 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.


Market Share of Companies
Altria Group $x.xlock
British American Tobacco $x.xlock
China National Tobacco Corp $x.xlock
Imperial Brands $x.xlock
Japan Tobacco $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing tobacco consumption in emerging countries will drive industry growth
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Operators in the Global Cigarette and Tobacco Manufacturing industry have contended with declining smoking rates in many developed countries across the world over the past five years. Despite lower volume sales in mature markets, industry operators have been able to maintain strong revenue growth by successfully raising prices on tobacco products. Furthermore, rising tobacco consumption in certain emerging markets has helped drive revenue and profit growth across the industry as a whole. Over the next five years, smoking rates are likely to continue declining in higher-income countries due to expected increases in legislation, antismoking campaigns and awareness of health risks associated with smoking...

    Industry Products


    Cigarettes constitute the single-largest class of tobacco products offered by industry operators, accounting for a combined 90.5% of revenue in 2017. Manufactured cigarettes are made from dried or cured leaves of the tobacco plant. Cigarettes can be further segmented into whether they are marketed as global or premium brands, or whether they are marketed as discount or local brands. In highly developed and regulated markets such as the United Kingdom and Canada, demand for value cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco products has increased at the expense of premium cigarettes. However, in certain emerging markets, demand for premium cigarettes has increased, driven primarily by rising disposable income levels and aggressive marketing by industry operators. Ove..

    Additional Insights for the Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulator
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global number of people aged 15 to 34 and Global per capita income in the Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture cigarettes, cigars, smoking and chewing tobacco, and other tobacco products such as snuff and bidis.

    Industry Products
    Global brands and premium cigarettes
    Local brand or discount cigarettes
    Smokeless tobacco products
    Industry Activities
    Smokeless tobacco
    Other smokeable tobacco product

    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
  • Global number of people aged 15 to 34
  • Global per capita income
  • World price of tobacco
  • Global number of adults aged 35 to 64

  • Current Performance
  • Smoking rates
  • Excise tax and regulations
  • Profit growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Smoking prevalence
  • Profit and industry structure
  • Mounting regulations
  • Table: Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Wholesale Trade
  • Global Convenience Store Chains
  • Global Supermarkets

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing
  • Global Wholesale Trade

  • Products & Services
  • Local brand or discount cigarettes
  • Global brands and premium cigarettes
  • Other
  • Cigars
  • Smokeless tobacco products
  • Chart: Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Other
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    China National Tobacco Corp Philip Morris International Inc.British American Tobacco PLCJapan Tobacco Inc.Imperial Brands PLCAltria Group Inc.
  • Table: China National Tobacco Corp - financial performance
  • Table: Philip Morris International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: British American Tobacco PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Japan Tobacco Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Imperial Brands PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Altria Group Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing 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 Global Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of tobacco (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Small hand-rolled cigarettes manufactured in South East Asian countries.
  • E-Cigarettes
  • A battery-powered vaporizer that stimulates smoking.
  • Reconstituted Tobacco Sheet (Rts) Technology
  • A technology that has expanded the possibilities for the addition of substances to the sheet during the processing of tobacco for the manufacture of cigarettes.
  • Snuff
  • Smokeless tobacco product made of ground or pulverized tobacco, which is generally taken through the nose.
  • Snus
  • A moist smokeless powder tobacco product consumed by placing under the lip for extended periods of time.
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