World Cigarettes – Kuwait 2014

The Kuwaiti cigarette market stood at 4.21 billion pieces in 2013, 152% above levels prevailing at the beginning of the 1990s.

Per capita consumption, estimated at 1,559 pieces per year, is high by regional standards. Recent reports suggest sales are starting to fall back as a consequence of new restrictions on smoking being introduced; volumes fell back in both 2012 and 2013.

Despite moves to reduce consumption, imports have been increasing since 2000. Import volumes rose to a 4.22 billion pieces in 2013. Germany is by far the leading source. Re-exports are negligible.


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

This report is the result of ERC’s extensive market research covering Cigarettes across Kuwait. 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 industry in Kuwait.

This report also provides market size of the Cigarettes industry in Kuwait 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 Kuwait, 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, 1990-2014

Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2014

Market Structure

Manufacturers & Brands

Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2001-2014

Taxation & Retail Prices


Retail Prices

The Smoking Population

Smoking Population, 1990-2013

Production & Trade



Cigarette Imports, 1990-2013

Imports by Country of Origin, 2000-2013


Cigarette Exports, 1990-2012

Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2008

Operating Constraints

Advertising Restrictions

Health Warnings/Packaging Restrictions

Government Restrictions

Prospects & Forecasts

Consumption Forecasts to 2023

List of Tables


List of Figures



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