Cigarettes in Costa Rica

Cigarettes in Costa Rica

Code: CAN-CG0286MR | Published: Aug-2016 | Pages: 38 | Canadean
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Costa Rica is a relatively small cigarette market, even by Central American standards, due to its small population, low smoking rates, low per capita consumption, and lack of domestic production. The market is dominated by PMI and BAT affiliates: Tabacalera Costarricense, a subsidiary of PMI, and BAT Centra America with a 100% combined market share. Smoking has been declining in recent years because of more rigorous anti-smoking laws, higher taxes and increasing prices. This is combined with growing illegitimate cigarette sales that makes the Costa Rica market tough for manufacturers.

Key Findings
- Per capita cigarette consumption is moderately low, at 347 pieces, compared to more developed markets

- The market is dominated by two companies, Tabacalera Costarricense with 52.4% market share and BAT Centra America at 47.6%

- Most cigarettes are imported from Honduras because of the duty-free arrangements of CACM countries

- According to Canadean, 19.3% of the total population smokes in Costa Rica, which is down on 31% in 1990

"Cigarettes in Costa Rica", is an analytical report by Canadean that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Costa Rican market.

What else does this report offer?

- Market size and structure of overall and per capita consumption based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing analysis, and our in-house expertise

- Detailed information such as market shares and the recent developments of manufacturers and leading brands, along with company profiles

- Regulations, taxation, retail pricing, smoking habits, and the growing health concerns affecting overall production

- Prospects and forecasts of overall sales and consumption for 2015 to 2025

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

- As consumers product demands evolve, the dynamics between different countries also change - favoring some countries and leaving others increasingly out of line with demand patterns. As a result, understanding the specific dynamics of the Costa Rican market is crucial to ensuring maximum future sales

- 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

1 Overview
2 Market Size
3 Market Structure
4 Manufacturers and Brands
5 Taxation and Retail
5.1. Taxation
5.2. Retail Prices
6 The Smoking Population
7 Production and Trade
7.1. Production
7.2. Imports
7.3. Exports
8 Operating Constraints
8.1. Advertising Restrictions
8.2. Health Warnings/Labeling Requirements
8.3. Other Restrictions
9 Company Profiles
10 Prospects and 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 Canadean
11.6. Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2015
Table 2: Duty Paid v Non-Duty Paid Sales, 2011-2015, Million Pieces
Table 3: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2015
Table 4: Market Segmentation by Blend, 2000-2012, Million Pieces
Table 5: Market Segmentation by Blend, 2000-2012, % (Percentage Share)
Table 6: Manufacturer Sales and Market Shares, 2000-2015, Million Pieces
Table 7: Manufacturer Market Shares, 2000-2015, % (Percentage Share)
Table 8: Summary of Cigarette Taxes, 2015
Table 9: Index of Cigarette Prices, July 2006 - September 2014
Table 10: Smoking Population, 1990-2014
Table 11: Cigarette Production, 1990-2014
Table 12: Cigarette Imports, 1995-2014
Table 13: Imports by Country of Origin, Volume, 2000-2014, Million Pieces
Table 14: Imports by Country of Origin, Volume, 2000-2014, % Breakdown
Table 15: Cigarette Exports, 2007-2014
Table 16: Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2011-2014, Million Pieces
Table 17: Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2011-2014, % (Percentage Share)
Table 18: Company profile: Tabacalera Costarricense SA
Table 19: Company profile: British American Tobacco Central America
Table 20: Consumption Forecasts to 2024

List of Figures

Figure 1: Methodology
Tabacalera Costarricense
BAT Centra America (BATCA)

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