Smoking tobacco USA 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 USA fine cut market is relatively small and in long term decline with per capita consumption accounting for just 6.6gms per head. However, an important development of late has been the use of pipe tobacco for hand rolling since this has a lower tax than traditional fine cut tobacco. This means that real HRT usage is 59.2gms per head, equivalent to almost 20 billion hand rolled cigarettes.
The two leading players - Top Tobacco (Republic) and Lane (now STG) - account for a combined 83% of the market with their leading brands, Gambler and Bugler respectively, holding a combined share of more than 50%.