World Cigarettes – Albania 2014

ERC believes the overall market was 5.13 billion pieces in 2013 of which 3.7 billion pieces, or around 72% was duty paid.

Forecasts for 2014 suggest its profile will fall further to 26.8% despite overall volumes expected to rise to 1.5 billion pieces.

Forecasts for 2014 are for further strong growth of 10.9% although this will in large part reflect purchases in late 2014 prior to a major tax hike in January 2015.


“Cigarettes in Albania” report is a qualitative report providing extensive and highly detailed consumption data on the Cigarettes industry in Albania.

This report is the result of ERC’s extensive market research covering Cigarettes across Albania.The report provides consumption data based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing work and our in-house expertise in the Cigarettes Industry in order to offer extensive data about the trends and dynamics affecting the Cigarettes industry.

This report is aimed at companies operating in the Cigarettes industry and for new companies considering entry into Cigarettes industry.

This report provides detailed data of the manufacturers operating in the Cigarettes industryin Albania.

This report also provides market size of the Cigarettes industry in Albania along with other data relating to the regulations, retail price, smoking population, production & trade and forecast data.

Reasons to buy

Cigarettes companies require a detailed understanding of Cigarettes consumption in order to align their sales and marketing efforts with the latest trends in the market. This report clarifies in detail, by region and company, where the growth opportunities are in Cigarettes industry to enable effective marketing plan

As consumers’ product demands evolve, the dynamics between different countries also change – favoring some countries and leaving others increasingly out of line with demand patterns. As a result, understanding the shifting market dynamics is key to ensuring maximum sales in the future

The differing growth rates in overall regional product sales drive fundamental shifts in the market. This report provides detailed, authoritative data on these changes for marketers

The report provides the latest data on market dynamics in the Cigarettes industry across Albania, providing marketers with essential data in order to understand their own position in the market and to identify where to compete in the future

Table of Contents



Market Size

Cigarette Consumption: Legitimate v Contraband, 1998-2014

Duty Paid Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2014

Duty Paid Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2014

Market Structure

Manufacturers & Brands

Taxation & Retail Prices


Planned Changes in Excise Duty, 2015-2017

Retail Prices

Annual Change in Consumer Tobacco Prices, 2000-2013

The Smoking Population

Smoking Population, 1990-2013

Smoking Prevalence by Age & Gender, 2007 & 2009

Production & Trade


Cigarette Production, 1990-2011


Cigarette Imports, 1990-2013

Imports by Country of Origin, 2000-2013


Operating Constraints

Advertising Restrictions

Health Warnings

Other Restrictions

Prospects & Forecasts

Consumption Forecasts to 2023

List of Tables


List of Figures



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