The British smoking tobacco market is large and forecast to grow in the long term as increasing tax rates and price rises will force consumers to switch from expensive manufactured cigarettes to cheaper rolling tobacco. However, the price differences between these tobacco products will decrease as the government introduces strict anti-tobacco retail laws in 2017 in which smoking tobacco product sizes will increase, causing prices to rise, and taxes will also be hiked to discourage consumption. In addition, the smoking tobacco market is plagued by a large non-duty paid sector with people smuggling products from EU countries to sell in the UK. For instance, non-duty paid smoking tobacco accounted for an estimated 4,900 tons in 2016 compared to 6,145 tons of legitimate sales.
- Legitmate smoking tobacco volumes were 6,145 tons in 2016 compared to an estimated 4,900 tons of non-duty paid volumes. - JTI dominates the smoking tobacco market with a 44.7% market share.
- 19% of the adult population smoke in the UK.
- The UK has the second highest specific excise tax for tobacco products in the EU, after Ireland.
Smoking Tobacco in the UK is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the British market. It covers market size and structure along with per capita and overall consumption. Additionally, it focuses on brand data, retail pricing, prospects, and forecasts for sales and consumption until 2025.
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