Market Report, "Cigarettes in France", published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Oct 31 2014

Price increases in France in June 2013, and also the announcement of another increase in October, which was finally cancelled, heavily slanted the demand for cigarettes, which declined in both volume and value terms - albeit at a slower rate than in the historic period. As a result, sales of cigarettes moved to illegal and cross-border sales, as France is one of the countries in the European Union with the highest unit prices.

Competitive Landscape

After numerous acquisitions in the past, since the privatisation of SEITA in 1992, the tobacco market in France consolidated, and in 2013 was an oligopoly; the top four companies in cigarettes, Philip Morris France, Seita Groupe Imperial Tobacco, British American Tobacco France and JT International France, represented a 92% share of volume sales. Philip Morris France led in 2013 ahead of the other three multinationals.

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Industry Prospects

Price increases of greater magnitude and at a faster pace are expected in 2014, with the first price rise in January 2014 due to the rise in the VAT rate. These price increases, combined with a broader increase in prices due to the VAT rate increasing to 20%, will increase the share of expenditure on tobacco products for French consumers. As a result, legal sales of cigarettes are expected to decline further over the forecast period, and consumers are more likely to turn towards the illegal market to buy cigarettes, as the price of RYO tobacco increases as well.

Report Overview

Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Cigarettes industry in France with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

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If you're in the Cigarettes industry in France, our research will save you time and money while empowering you to make informed, profitable decisions.

The Cigarettes in France market research report includes:

* Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
* Detailed segmentation of international and local products
* Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
* Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
* Production, imports, and exports of finished cigarettes
* Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

Our market research reports answer questions such as:

* What is the market size of Cigarettes in France?
* What are the major brands in France?
* What is the legislative environment like in France?
* What are the rates of cigarette taxation in France?
* Do premium, mid-price or economy cigarettes dominate in France?

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