Cigarettes in United Arab Emirates, 2020

Cigarettes in the UAE, 2020 is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the tobacco market in the UAE. It covers market size and structure along with per capita and overall consumption. Additionally, it focuses on brand data, retail pricing, prospects, and forecasts for sales and consumption until 2030.

Based on the duty-paid market, per capita consumption stood at 371 pieces per year in 2019.Legitimate market volumes stood at 3.65 billion pieces in 2019..The country is a significant import-export destination and export trade was estimated at 191.9 billion pieces in 2018.Per capita consumption is forecast to decrease by 26.1% between 2020 and 2030, to 251 pieces. Total sales are forecast to stand at 2.9 billion pieces in 2030, 15.3% down on 2020.


– Imported international cigarettes dominate the internal market. In 2019, the main international players were PMI with an estimated 28.5% share, BAT with 24.5%, Imperial Tobacco with 19% and JTI with a 17% share.

– GlobalData estimates the overall adult smoking population was down at an estimated 19.6% in 2019 with 25% of males and 2.9% of females being current smokers.

– Official imports record imports at 45.9 billion pieces in 2018.Germany (10.7%), China (8.7%) and Hong Kong (6.1%) were important suppliers in 2018

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.

Companies mentioned

Imperial Tobacco

British American Tobacco

Japan Tobacco International

Philip Morris International

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

1. Overview

2. Market Size

3. Market Structure

4. Manufacturers & Brands

5. Taxation & Retail

5.1. Taxation

5.2. Retail Prices

6. The Smoking Population

7. Production &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. Prospects & Forecasts

10. Appendix

10.1. What is this Report About?

10.2. Time Frame

10.3. Product Category Coverage

10.4. Methodology

10.5. About GlobalData

10.6. Disclaimer

10.7. Contact Us

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2019

Table 2: Legal vs. Contraband Cigarette Sales, 2004-2018, Million Pieces

Table 3: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2019

Table 4: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2002-2019, Million Pieces

Table 5: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2002-2019, %

Table6: Smoking Population, 1990-2019

Table 7: Dubai: Smoking Incidence by Age & Gender, 2009, %

Table 8: Dubai: Smoking Incidence by Ethnicity & Gender, 2009

Table 9: Cigarette Production, 2007-2012

Table 10: Import Volumes, 2001-2018

Table 11: Cigarette Imports by Country or Origin, 2008-2018, Million Pieces

Table 12: Cigarette Imports by Country or Origin, 2008-2018, %

Table 13:Export Volumes, 2003-2018

Table 14: Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2012-2019, Million Pieces

Table 15: Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2012-2019, %

Table 16: Consumption Forecasts, 2020-2030

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Methodology

Figure 2: GlobalData at a glance


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