Israel Cigarettes, 2020

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

Israel has historically been a relatively buoyant market for cigarettes on account of its reasonably high standard of living and its expanding population

However, government measures to reduce the incidence of smoking through restrictions and tax rises are having a major impact on consumption levels. At 7 billion pieces in 2018 volumes are 6.3% down on those of 1990.


– Prices have been rising sharply as part of a conscious decision by the government to raise taxes and thereby discourage smoking. Increases in purchase tax and specific duty in 2010, two tax rises in 2012, and further annual rises in excise duty since have all contributed to the recent sharp increase in the price of cigarettes.

– Filter cigarettes dominate sales and account for 99% of the Israeli market. The majority of cigarettes sold are king size (90%), although 100mm and 120mm length lines are also present. As with many markets in the Middle East, there is a noticeable shift toward American blends, which are now estimated to account for 95% of sales.

– A 2.8% fall in sales is believed to have occurred during 2017, as evidenced by falling imports. Volumes fell back to seven billion pieces, with this being maintained into 2018. A fall to 6.8 billion pieces was estimated in 2019, although only 6.2 billion pieces is forecast for 2020 as lockdown restrictions hit consumers’ ability to purchase cigarettes.

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.

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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, 1990-2020

Table 2: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2019

Table 3: Israel Cigarette Market, Value, 2012-2015

Table 4: Dubek vs. Imports: Sales & Share, 2009-2019, Million Pieces

Table 5: Dubek vs. Imports: Sales & Share, 2009-2019, % of Total

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

Table 7: Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2000-2020, % Volume

Table 8: Market Shares, Palestinian-Controlled Areas, 1996-1999 & 2004-2014, % of Total

Table 9: Development of Cigarette Taxation, 2002-2020

Table 10: Inflation Rate, 2006-2015

Table 11: Cigarette Prices of Low-Cost Premium Brands, 2008 & 2010, ILS

Table 12: Retail Prices, Dubek Brands, 2013 & 2014, NIS/Pack, ILS/Pack

Table 13: Cigarette Prices (Most Popular Price Category), 2008-2018

Table 14: Cigarette Prices (Most Popular Price Category), 2016

Table 15: Smoking Population, 1990-2019

Table 16: Smoking Prevalence by Age & Gender, 2003/04, % Smokers

Table 17: Incidence of Smoking by Race, 2015, % of Total

Table 18: Cigarette Production, Million Pieces, 1990-2019

Table 19: Cigarettes Imports, Million Pieces, 1990-2019

Table 20: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, Million Pieces, 2009-2019

Table 21: Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, %, 2009-2019

Table 22: Cigarette Exports, Million Pieces, 1990-2019

Table 23: Company profile: Dubek Ltd

Table 24: Company profile: Jerusalem Cigarette Company Ltd

Table 25: Consumption Forecasts to 2030

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Methodology

Figure 2: GlobalData at a glance


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