Cigarettes in Costa Rica, 2020

Cigarettes in Costa Rica, 2020 is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the tobacco market in Costa Rica. 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.

Costa Rica is a relatively small market for cigarettes with legitimate sales of 1,430 million pieces in 2019 or 68.1% of their level in 1990. In per capita terms, consumption is moderate to low at 286 pieces per person in 2019 and has fallen by 58.8% since 1990. Imports were up at 1,340 million pieces in 2019, Exports stood at three million pieces in 2018.Sales are forecast at 1,390 million pieces in 2030 which is 0.7% down on 2020. Per capita consumption over the coming decade is predicted to drop by 9.1% to 250 pieces in 2030.


– In Costa Rica Contraband has had an impact on the sector with volumes fluctuating as contraband levels have waxed and waned.

– The market includes a mix of local, regional, and international brands.

– The non-duty paid market is likely to be dominated by American blends rather than other local or regional products, as American blends offer the greater profit potential as well as the greater saving potential to the consumer.

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

Philip Morris International


Tabacalera Costarricense


Republic Tobacco Co

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 Prices

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

8.3. Other Restrictions

9. Company Profiles

10. Prospects & 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 GlobalData

11.6. Disclaimer

11.7. Contact Us

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, Million Pieces, 1990-2019

Table 2: Duty Paid vs. Non-Duty Paid Sales, 2011-2019, Million Pieces

Table 3: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2019

Table 4: Market Segmentation by Blend, 2000-2012, Million Pieces

Table 5: Market Segmentation by Blend, 2000-2012, % (Percentage Share)

Table 6: Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, 2000-2019, Million Pieces

Table 7: Manufacturer Market Shares, 2000-2019, % Percentage of share

Table 8: Summary of Cigarette Taxes, 2020

Table 9: Index of Cigarette Prices, July 2006 – September 2014

Table 10: Smoking Population, 1990-2019

Table 11: Cigarette Production, 1990-2018

Table 12: Cigarette Imports, 1990-2019

Table 13: Imports by Country of Origin, 2009-2019, Million Pieces

Table 14: Imports by Country of Origin, Volume, 2009-2019, % Breakdown

Table 15: Cigarette Exports, 2000-2018

Table 16: Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2010-2018, Million Pieces

Table 17: Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2010-2018, % of Percentage Share

Table 18: Company Profile: Tabacalera Costarricense SA

Table 19: Company Profile: British American Tobacco Central America

Table 20: Consumption Forecasts, 2020-2030

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Methodology

Figure 2: GlobalData at a glance


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