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India Cigarette Market Assessment and Forecasts to 2025 - Analyzing Product Categories and Segments, Distribution Channel, Competitive Landscape and Consumer Segmentation

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  • 69 Pages
  • August 2021
  • Region: India
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5448660
The Indian tobacco sector is expected to grow from INR1,269.9 billion (US$17.1 billion) in 2020 to INR2,290.2 billion (US$27.3 billion) by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 12.5% from 2020-2025. Cigarettes was the largest category in value terms, in 2020. The cigarettes category is also forecast to register the fastest value growth at a CAGR of 13.1%, during 2020-2025.

This report brings together multiple data sources to provide a comprehensive overview of the cigarette category in India, as part of the publisher’s global coverage of the sector. It includes analysis on the following -
  • Market Context: the report provides comparative analysis of the value shares of India in the Asia-Pacific and global tobacco sector. Additionally, the per capita expenditure of cigarette in India is also compared with the Asia-Pacific and global levels.
  • Market Size and Structure : the report offers an overview of the growth at a sector level and provides analysis of the cigarette category. The category is analyzed by value, volume, and CAGR for the period 2015-2025. The section also includes value analysis of segments, value and volume analysis of sub-segments segments under the cigarette category for the period 2015-2025.
  • Production and Trade: Provides analysis on per capita expenditure of cigarettes in India, compared to the Asia-Pacific and global markets. Further, analysis on the leading distribution channels at category level in 2020. The consumer sector reports cover the following eight distribution channels: cash & carries and warehouse clubs, convenience stores, department stores, e-retailers, hypermarkets & supermarkets, tobacco specialists, vending machines, and other general retailers.
  • Taxation : It covers taxation landscape in the country and effects in the cigarette category
  • Manufacturers and Brands: the report provides analysis on leading companies in 2019.
  • the Smoking Population: the report covers consumption of tobacco by gender in India.
  • Operating Constraints: the report cover the impact of policies and regulation on the cigarette category in India.
  • Prospects and Forecasts: the report covers forecast analysis of the cigarette category
  • Macroeconomic analysis: the report also provides an outlook on macroeconomic indicators in India, with a detailed summary of the economy, labor market, and demographics.
  • Exchange rates: Exchange rates used to convert local currency to US dollars are annual average floating exchange rates.
  • Time period: the report provides sector value and volume data, including category and sector level data for the period 2015-2025. Distribution channel data is of 2020, and company data is included for 2019.


  • Per capita expenditure of tobacco in India was low compared to both the regional and global level
  • the per capita expenditure for cigarettes was higher than smokeless tobacco in 2020
  • Convenience stores was the leading distribution channel in the cigarettes category, with a volume share of 47.4% in 2020
  • Cigarettes attract the highest tax rate in India
  • Smoking prevalence in India was 9.4% in 2020 with 17.2% of men and 1.2% of women classified as smokers

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.

Table of Contents

Report ScopePart 1: IntroductionExecutive Summary
Part 2: Market Context
  • Value growth analysis by region
  • PCE of India compared to global and Asia Pacific markets

Part 3: Market Size and Structure
  • India tobacco Sector Snapshot
  • Market Size Analysis
  • Cross Category Comparison Value Growth Analysis and Category Winners and Losers
  • Market size analysis Cigarettes
  • Segments
  • Sub segments
  • Market size analysis category: Smokeless Tobacco
  • Segments
  • Sub segments

Part 4: Production and Trade
  • Per capita expenditure analysis by category
  • Channel share analysis

Part 5: Taxation
Part 6: Manufacturers and Brands
  • Leading companies volume share in cigarettes category, 2019
  • Leading companies volume share in smokeless category, 2019
  • Brand share analysis of top five companies by category

Part 7: The Smoking population
  • Smoking population, by gender

Part 8: Operating Constraints
Part 9: Prospects and Forecasts
  • Cigarette's growth analysis
  • Smokeless growth analysis

Part 10: Macroeconomic Analysis
  • GDP growth and inflation
  • Population growth
  • Labor market trend
  • Economic summary, labor market trends, and demographic trends
  • India risk index (GCRI) 2020
  • India risk analysis compared to global and Asia Pacific markets
  • Methodology
  • Definitions
  • Appendix

List of Tables
  • Leading value categories
  • Fastest growing segments (value), 2020
  • Leading companies by category (Volume), 2020
  • Leading channel by category (Volume), 2020
  • Cigarettes value analysis by segment (INR million), 2015 2025
  • Cigarettes value analysis by segment (US$ million), 2015 2025
  • Cigarettes value analysis by sub segment (million), 2015 2025
  • Cigarettes volume analysis by sub segment (million pieces), 2015 2025
  • Smokeless tobacco value analysis by segment (INR million), 2015 2025
  • Smokeless tobacco value analysis by segment (US$ million), 2015 2025
  • Smokeless tobacco value analysis by sub segment (million), 2015 2025
  • Smokeless tobacco volume analysis by sub segment (million pieces), 2015 2025
  • Per capita expenditure (by category), India compared to Asia Pacific and global levels (in US$), 2020
  • Change in distribution share in the Cigarettes, 2015 2020
  • Change in distribution share in the Smokeless Tobacco, 2015 2020

List of Figures
  • Value share of India in the global and Asia Pacific tobacco sector, 2020 2025
  • PCE comparison India, Asia Pacific, and global, 2015 2025
  • Market size and growth analysis by value, tobacco products sector, 2015 2025
  • Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, cigarettes category, 2015 2025
  • Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, smokeless tobacco category, 2015 2025
  • Key distribution channels Cigarettes
  • Key distribution channels Smokeless Tobacco
  • Leading companies (in volume terms) Cigarettes
  • Leading companies (in volume terms) Smokeless Tobacco
  • Smoking Population
  • Tobacco Product growth analysis Cigarettes
  • Tobacco Product growth analysis Smokeless Tobacco
  • Real GDP (INR billion) and annual growth (%)
  • Nominal GDP (INR billion) and annual growth (%)
  • Consumer price inflation (%)
  • Nominal household final consumption expenditure growth (%) in INR terms

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Dhariwal Industries
  • Godfrey Phillips India Ltd.
  • DS Group
  • Som Sugandh Industries