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Cigarettes in Lebanon, 2018

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Cigarettes in Lebanon, 2018
Published: December 20, 2018 Content info: 54 Pages

"Cigarettes in Lebanon, 2018", is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the Lebanese market. The report offers market size and structure of the overall and per capita consumption based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing analysis, and our in-house expertise.

Lebanon is one of the more developed markets for cigarettes in the Middle East. The non-duty paid sector has been a major issue for the authorities with the level of contraband trade rising rapidly during 2017, following tax and price increases. The comparatively few restrictions placed on smugglers, low disposable incomes, and the low prices of regionally manufactured brands all combine to make this a lucrative operation.


  • Provisional figures for 2017 suggest a 5.1% decline in duty paid consumption to nine billion pieces, mainly due to a sharp increase in contraband trade during the year.
  • The state-controlled Regie Libanaise des Tabacs et Tombacs (RLTT) is the only manufacturer in the country and still holds a legal monopoly over production, importation, and distribution, which is channeled through 550 licensed retailers and wholesalers that distribute both domestic and imported products.
  • Production at RLTT was seriously disrupted during the civil war, leading to many consumers switching to international brands.
  • The Lebanese market has been completely converted to filter products and the profile of American blend brands, as opposed to oriental flavors, is high.

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.
Table of Contents
Product Code: CG0518MR

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. Government 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

  • Table 1: Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2017
  • Table 2: Inland v Cross-Border Sales, 2009-2014, Million Pieces
  • Table 3: Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2017
  • Table 4: Market Segmentation: Domestic vs. Imported Cigarettes, Million Pieces, 2007-2016
  • Table 5: Market Segmentation: Domestic vs. Imported Cigarettes, % of Total, 2007-2016
  • Table 6: Market Breakdown: Blond vs. Dark, 2000-2006, Million Pieces
  • Table 7: Market Breakdown: Blond vs. Dark, 2000-2006, % Breakdown
  • Table 8: Cigarettes by Length: % of Total, 1998-2005
  • Table 9: Manufacturer Sales Volumes, Million Pieces, 2000-2017
  • Table 10: Manufacturer Market Share, % Volume, 2000-2017
  • Table 11: Retail Prices, LBP, October 2018
  • Table 12: Smoking Population, 1990-2017
  • Table 13: Cigarette Production, 1990-2016
  • Table 14: Cigarette Imports, 1995-2016
  • Table 15: Imports by Country of Origin, Million Pieces, 2000-2016
  • Table 16: Imports by Country of Origin, % Total Volume, 2000-2016
  • Table 17: Exports of Cigarettes, 2003-2016
  • Table 18: Company profile: Regie Libanaise des Tabacs et Tombacs SAL
  • Table 19: Consumption Forecasts to 2027

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Methodology
  • Figure 2: GlobalData at a Glance
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