Smoking tobacco Greece provides an in-depth and strategic analysis of the market for RYO/MYO tobacco markets. The report establishes market size and structure, analyses trends and developments for the last 13 years with forecasts to 2022. Detailed information is provided on consumption trends, grey market, product availability and development, retail pricing, taxation rates and structures, manufacturer positioning and share, brand ownership and share, national production and trade data and trends, key operating constraints and future potential, including forecasts.
Traditionally a nation of prolific smokers, the economic crisis in Greece has encouraged smokers to take up hand rolling as a cheaper alternative to manufactured cigarettes. As a result, hand rolled cigarettes now account for 13% of all cigarettes smoked. There were signs in 2012, however, that HRT sales were in decline with a 19.5% contraction to 2,450 tonnes. Forecasts to 2022 suggests further growth in the market (+44%) with hand rolled cigarettes representing the equivalent of 4.5 billion cigarettes.