World Cigarettes France focuses on the extent to which the market has evolved during the last twelve years in line with changing smoking habits in France, the competitive environment and economic developments. The end result is an accurate and objective interpretation of market trends (since 1990) and directions, assessing underlying currents of change and projecting the market scenarios of the future, providing forecasts to 2022.

There has been a substantial contraction in the French cigarette market, mainly following the two huge tax hikes in 2003. Today volumes are only around half their level in 1990 at a forecast 47.7 billion pieces in 2013 (based on 11 months data). Counterfeit and contraband sales are now in excess of 10 billion pieces. 

PMI's Marlboro is easily the most popular brand with around a quarter of sales although its share is in gradual decline as the premium sector comes under increasing pressure. The company's Philip Morris brand ranks second followed by JTI's Winston and Camel brands.

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Table of Contents

Market Size
Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2013
Monthly Incidence of Cross-Border Cigarette Purchasing, 2006-2011
Total Duty Paid and Illegal Consumption, 2006-2012
Annual Quantity of Illegal Cigarettes Seized in France, 2000-2012
Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2013
Retail Sales of Cigarettes (Current Value), 1990-2013
Market Structure
Market Breakdown, Blond v Dark Cigarettes, 2000-2013
Market Breakdown, Filter v Plain, 2000-2013
Market Breakdown, Domestic v Imported Cigarettes, 2000-2012
Market Segmentation by Type and Strength, 2000-2013
Blond Cigarettes: Breakdown by Strength/Flavour, 2005-2013
Market Breakdown by Pack Size, 2000-2013
Tobacconist Numbers, 1996-2011
Manufacturers and Brands
Manufacturer Sales and Market Shares, 2000-2013
Blond and Menthol Segment: Manufacturer Shares, 2005-2012
Market Shares of Leading Brand Families, 2000-2013
Share of Top Selling Brand Variants, 2000-2013
Taxation and Retail Prices
Taxation on Cigarettes, 1990-2013
EU Countries, Retail Price and Tax Incidence Comparison, 2013
Retail Prices
Trends in the Retail Price of Cigarettes, 2000-2013
Retail Prices, Leading Brand Families, 2004-2014
Cigarette Price Comparison, Neighbouring Countries, July 2013
The Smoking Population
Smoking Population, 1990-2013
Smoking Prevalence by Age and Gender, 2005 and 2010
Incidence of Smoking by Age Group, 1992-1999
Breakdown of Smoking Population by Gender and Age Group, 1992-1999
Production and Trade
Cigarette Production, 1990-2012
Imports of Cigarettes, 1990-2012
Imports of Cigarettes by Country of Origin, 2000-2012
Exports of Cigarettes, 1990-2012
Exports of Cigarettes by Country of Destination, 2000-2012
Operating Constraints
Advertising Restrictions
Health Warnings/Labelling Requirements
Other Restrictions
Company Profiles
Philip Morris France SAS
Seita-Groupe Imperial Tobacco/Imperial Tobacco France
Prospects and Forecasts
Consumption Forecasts to 2022

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