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Cigarettes in Lebanon, 2018

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  • Report
  • Region: Lebanon
  • 54 pages
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Cigarettes in Lebanon, 2018


"Cigarettes in Lebanon, 2018" is an analytical report that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Lebanese market. The report offers market size and structure of the overall and per capita consumption based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing analysis, and our in-house expertise.

Lebanon is one of the more developed markets for cigarettes in the Middle East. The non-duty paid sector has been a major issue for the authorities with the level of contraband trade rising rapidly during 2017, following tax and price increases. The comparatively few restrictions placed on smugglers, low disposable incomes, and the low prices of regionally manufactured brands all combine to make this a lucrative operation.

  • Provisional figures for 2017 suggest a 5.1% decline in duty paid consumption to nine billion pieces, mainly due to a sharp increase in contraband trade during the year.
  • The state-controlled Régie Libanaise des Tabacs et Tombacs (RLTT) is the only manufacturer in the country and still holds a legal monopoly over production, importation, and distribution, which is channeled through 550 licensed retailers and wholesalers that distribute both domestic and imported products.
  • Production at RLTT was seriously disrupted during the civil war, leading to many consumers switching to international brands.
  • The Lebanese market has been completely converted to filter products and the profile of American blend brands, as opposed to oriental flavors, is high.
Reasons to Buy
  • Get a detailed understanding of consumption to align your sales and marketing efforts with the latest trends in the market.
  • Identify the areas of growth and opportunities, which will aid effective marketing planning. The differing growth rates in regional product sales drive fundamental shifts in the market.
  • This report provides detailed, authoritative data on these changes - prime intelligence for marketers.
  • Understand the market dynamics and essential data to benchmark your position and to identify where to compete in the future.
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1. Overview

2. Market Size

3. Market Structure

4. Manufacturers & Brands

5. Taxation & Retail Prices
5.1. Taxation
5.2. Retail Prices

6. The Smoking Population

7. Production & Trade
7.1. Production
7.2. Imports
7.3. Exports

8. Operating constraints
8.1. Advertising Restrictions
8.2. Health Warnings
8.3. Government Restrictions

9. Company Profiles

10. Prospects & Forecasts

11. Appendix
11.1. What is this Report About?
11.2. Time Frame
11.3. Product Category Coverage
11.4. Methodology
11.5. About
11.6. Disclaimer
11.7. Contact Us

List of Tables
Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2017
Table 2: Inland v Cross-Border Sales, 2009-2014, Million Pieces
Table 3: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2017
Table 4: Market Segmentation: Domestic vs. Imported Cigarettes, Million Pieces, 2007-2016
Table 5: Market Segmentation: Domestic vs. Imported Cigarettes, % of Total, 2007-2016
Table 6: Market Breakdown: Blond vs. Dark, 2000-2006, Million Pieces
Table 7: Market Breakdown: Blond vs. Dark, 2000-2006, % Breakdown
Table 8: Cigarettes by Length: % of Total, 1998-2005
Table 9: Manufacturer Sales Volumes, Million Pieces, 2000-2017
Table 10: Manufacturer Market Share, % Volume, 2000-2017
Table 11: Retail Prices, LBP, October 2018
Table 12: Smoking Population, 1990-2017
Table 13: Cigarette Production, 1990-2016
Table 14: Cigarette Imports, 1995-2016
Table 15: Imports by Country of Origin, Million Pieces, 2000-2016
Table 16: Imports by Country of Origin, % Total Volume, 2000-2016
Table 17: Exports of Cigarettes, 2003-2016
Table 18: Company profile: Régie Libanaise des Tabacs et Tombacs SAL
Table 19: Consumption Forecasts to 2027

List of Figures
Figure 1: Methodology
Figure 2: At a Glance
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  • PMI
  • BAT
  • JTI
  • Régie Libanaise des Tabacs et Tombacs
  • Imperial Tobacco
  • RLTT
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