Smoking tobacco United Kingdom 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.
The UK duty paid market for HRT rose for the 14th consecutive year in 2012 to 6,275 tonnes, equivalent to almost 100gms per head but the non duty paid market amounts to almost as much again, lifting total HRT consumption to 188gms, equivalent to almost 30 billion cigarettes.
Despite its size and buoyancy, the UK market has not attracted many of the multinational players and remains dominated by Imperial and Gallaher (JTI) although BAT does have a growing presence. Thus, in many ways, this is a traditional market, dominated by brands such as Amber Leaf and Golden Virginia.