Iraq Cigarettes, 2020

Iraq Cigarettes, 2020 is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Iraq's Cigarette market. 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.

The Iraqi cigarette market has experienced several problems during the last two decades. Initially, the sector was adversely hit by the 1991 Gulf War and subsequent UN Security Council Resolutions, notably SCR 986 that severely limited Iraq's ability to trade. While current forecasts are difficult, sales were up again in 2019 to an estimated 30.3 billion pieces to take the market to 16.1% of its level in 1990. Looking forward, the impact of COVID-19 is forecast to reverse such growth during 2020.


– COVID-19 is set to disrupt further growth during 2020 with a contraction of 5% forecast. Duty paid sales are expected to drop back 4.3% to 29.0 billion pieces.

– Duty paid consumption is forecast to decline to 746 while overall per capita consumption, including illegal sales, will be 875 pieces per year.

– With non-duty paid sales set to remain a feature of the market, they are likely to prove difficult to dislodge especially given the recent price rises resulting from tax increases.

– Imports volumes subsequently increased to 80.9 billion pieces in 2018 although a reduced 27.0 billion pieces are recorded for 2019.

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

Iraqi Tobacco State Enterprise (ITSE)

Iraqi Cigarette Manufacturing Co Ltd (ICMC)

Al-Nasir (Victory)

Sarkis Group


British American Tobacco

Imperial Tobaco


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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, 1990-2019

Table 2: Total Consumption, Illegal & Legal Sales, Billions, 1990-2020

Table 3: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2020

Table 4: Market Breakdown by Type: Filter v Plain, 2009-2019, Million Pieces

Table 5: Market Breakdown by Type: Filter v Plain, 2009-2019, % (Percentage Share)

Table 6: Manufacturer Sales & Share, 2010

Table 7: Leading Cigarette Brands, 2014

Table 8: Manufacturer Sales & Shares, 2000-2019, Million Pieces

Table 9: Smoking Population, 1990-2019

Table 10: Cigarette Production, 1990-2008

Table 11: Estimated Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, Million Pieces, 1990-2001

Table 12: Imports of Cigarettes, 1990-2019

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

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

Table 15: Export Cigarettes from, 2009-2019

Table 16: Iraqi State Tobacco Enterprise

Table 17: Consumption Forecasts to 2030

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Methodology

Figure 2: GlobalData at a glance


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