Market Report, "Cigars in Canada", published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Aug 25 2015

Cigars is a category with a long history in Canada and the stereotypical public image of the cigar tends to be one of premium handmade products, often from the Dominican Republic or Cuba, smoked by powerful, wealthy and usually older men. However, due to the increasingly ageing population, stricter legislation and the growing health and wellness trend, volume sales of cigars are in decline. Nevertheless, due to the increasing popularity of travelling and more immigrants landing in Canada, the premium cigar market registered positive growth, with premium cigars regarded as good gifts.

Competitive Landscape

Cigars remained highly consolidated – the top two players accounted for 77% of retail volume sales in 2014. Scandinavian Tobacco Group led with 58%. The leading brands Colts and Old Port contributed to the dominance of the company, with volume shares of 30% and 25%, respectively. The company held the leading position in both cigars and cigarillos thanks to its portfolio of popular brands.

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Industry Prospects

Cigars is expected to register a negative volume CAGR of 2% over the forecast period to reach 201 million units and a negative retail value (constant 2014 prices) CAGR of 1% to reach C$650 million in 2019. Given that cigar smoking generally remains restricted to a select few cigar aficionados, the gradually decreasing prevalence of smoking in Canada, and the low appeal to the wider consumer base, trade sources expect only limited product development and marketing activity over the forecast period.

Report Overview

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The Cigars in Canada market research report includes:

* Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
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