Cigarettes in Laos, 2017




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Cigarettes in Laos, 2017


"Cigarettes in Laos, 2017", is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Laotian market. The report analyzes the market size and structure, on both an overall and and per capita basis, based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing analysis, and our in-house expertise. Key companies and consumer trends are also analyzed.

Laos is a small, agrarian south-east Asian country with a population of only seven million. Agriculture accounts for almost half of the economy but the nation has experienced high and stable economic growth in recent years as the country continues to modernize and industrialize. However, the cigarette market in the country has seen low growth rates because of the large non-duty paid sector and declining smoking rates. Nonetheless the incidence of smoking in Laos is very high but will see substantial contractions in the long term as taxes and anti-smoking government regulations impact the sector. For instance, the government is adopting a pro-active stance towards tobacco control with agreements with manufacturers and importers in place on certain forms of advertising and a ban on smoking in public places is planned. The Laos Tobacco Ltd is the dominant manufacturer in the country with a almost three-quarters the market in 2015 and is majority owned by Imperial Tobacco.


- Over 1 million people smoke in Laos translating to over one-in-seven people smoking.
- The majority of Laotian smokers were men with almost half the male population msoking while less than 6% of women smoke.
- Cigarette consumption has decreased from 4.2 billion pieces in 2010 to 3.2 billion pieces in 2016.

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