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Egypt Cigarette Market Research Report: Forecast (2024-2030)

By Blend (American Blend, Virginia, Other Blend), By Format (Regular, Slim, Superslim, Microslim), By Price Band (Economy Price Band, Mid-Price Band, Premium Price Band), By Distri...bution Channel (Store Retailing, Non-Store Retailing), By Region (Nile, Sinai Peninsula, Eastern Desert, Upper Egypt), By Company (Eastern Co SAE, United Tobacco Co., Al Mansour International Distribution Co, International Center for Trade, Others) Read more

  • FMCG
  • Nov 2023
  • 132
  • CG10237

Market Definition

A cigarette is a small, cylindrical roll of finely cut tobacco leaves that is typically wrapped in thin paper and designed for smoking. Cigarettes are one of the most widely consumed tobacco products in the world and are sold in various brands and flavors. They are often smoked for recreational purposes or special occasions.

Market Insights & Analysis: Egypt Cigarette Market (2024-30):

The Egypt Cigarette Market size is estimated to grow at a CAGR of around 2.3% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-30. This is due to the higher level of smoking prevalence in the country owing to the social and cultural acceptance of cigarettes. The importance of cigarettes in social activities in Egypt would create a demand for cigarettes across the country. Also, the easy availability of cigarettes at lower and more economical prices in the country combined with the low cost of production of cigarettes for manufacturers would support the cigarette market in Egypt in the upcoming years.

Report Coverage Details
Study Period Historical Data: 2019-22
Base Year: 2023
Forecast Period: 2024-30
CAGR (2024-2030) 2.3%
Region Covered Nile, Sinai Peninsula, Eastern Desert, Upper Egypt
Key Companies Profiled Eastern Co SAE, United Tobacco Co., Al Mansour International Distribution Co, International Center for Trade, Others
Unit Denominations USD Million/Billion

 

In addition, government efforts to raise the economic strength of the country are leading to the growth of various sectors such as retail, transport, communication, etc. This, in turn, is increasing the disposable income of the citizens and further increasing urbanization which would create a lucrative opportunity for the cigarette market in the country in the forecast period, 2024-2030.

Hence, the important place of cigarettes in the traditional roots of the country and the busy & stressed lifestyle would support the cigarette market in Egypt during the forecast period. However, growing consumer awareness and government efforts to curb the usage of these tobacco products along with the emergence of e-cigarettes in the country is estimated to shrink the smoking rate in Egypt in the near future.

Egypt Cigarette Market Driver:

Egyptian Demography to Drive the Market – Egypt has one of the largest populations of tobacco users in the Arab world. The adolescent population of the country contributes to a major share of cigarette consumers in Egypt. This is due to a combination of factors such as low level of parents’ literacy, absence of restriction on selling cigarettes to adolescents near schools, etc. Also, the easier availability of affordable cigarettes has been raising the use of the product among the young population.

According to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in 2022, youth aged between 15-24 years form around 60% of the total population of the country. Also, the Egyptians smoke around 100 billion cigarettes in a year, the amount is equal to every man, woman, and child in Egypt. The relaxation of the laws regarding smoking cigarettes is resulting in the growth of the market. Thereby, the market continues to grow in the country.


Egypt Cigarette Market Research Report: Forecast (2024-2030)

Egypt Cigarette Market Challenge:

Increased Popularity for Illicit Trade to Hinder the Retail Sales of Cigarettes – The Egypt Cigarette Market has been experiencing the advent of illicit cigarettes in past years owing to a lack of government effectiveness, regulatory quality, and rule of law. The increasing availability of illegal trades at low rates is diverting customers with low disposable incomes toward such options. In addition, the availability of flavor capsules produced by higher-end brands at relatively lower prices through illegal channels is attracting a major share of cigarette consumers in Egypt. All these factors are presenting a challenge to the Egypt Cigarette Market.

Egypt Cigarette Market Trend:

Growing Popularity of E-Cigarette Bolsters the Market Growth – The Egypt Cigarette Market has witnessed the emergence of e-cigarettes in recent years. This is in response to the lift of the ban on the import of e-cigarettes and the allowance of its commercialization in Egypt. This approach to e-cigarettes brings better alternatives to combustible cigarettes, creates a regulated market rich with business opportunities, and further restricts the trade of illegal tobacco products across the country. This is encouraging the establishment of cigarette manufacturers in Egypt. For instance,

  • In 2022, RELX International, a premium brand in the market of e-cigarettes announced its plan to start operations in the Egyptian market.

Thus, growing support for e-cigarettes in the country is expected to open new dimensions for the Egypt Cigarette Market in the forecast period.

Egypt Cigarette Market (2024-30): Segmentation Analysis

The Egypt Cigarette Market study of MarkNtel Advisors evaluates & highlights the major trends and influencing factors in each segment. It also includes predictions for the period 2024–2030 at the national level. According on the analysis, the market has been further classified as:

Based on the Price Band:

  • Economy Price Band
  • Mid-Price Band
  • Premium Price Band

Among these, economy price band cigarettes acquired a dominant market share in the Egypt Cigarette Market in the historical years owing to the low disposable income of the Egyptian population. The majority of citizens of the country are engaged in informal jobs having low pay, poor productivity, and bad working conditions, who cannot afford the premium or mid-price band cigarettes.  According to the European Training Foundation (ETF), nearly 60% of the jobs and around 30%-40% of the country’s GDP come from the informal economy, thus, the majority of consumers prefer affordable and low-priced cigarettes. Further, government initiatives to raise the living standards of its citizens are expected to surge the demand for cigarettes with high prices in the forecast period.

Based on the Distribution Channel:

  • Store Retailing
  • Non-Store Retailing

Of these, store retailing registered a considerable amount of growth during the historical period owing to the large number of shops including grocery retailers, convenience stores, supermarkets, tobacco specialists, non-grocery shops, etc. These store-based retailers served the major consumer base of the country ranging from small to big consumers. Appealing discounts and location proximity which fulfilled the immediate demand for cigarettes generated the demand from store-based retailers.

Further, the ongoing development of the retail sector in response to the rising middle class would continue to support the share of this segment in the market. However, the growing popularity of online shopping and increasing penetration of mobile and internet might shrink the demand for store retailing in the coming years.

Egypt Cigarette Market Recent Development:

  • 2022: United Tobacco Co., has started manufacturing cigarettes in the Egyptian market, as the company obtained a government license to establish a cigarette factory in Egypt.

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Frequently Asked Questions

   A. The Egypt Cigarette Market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 2.3% over the forecast period.

   A. Egyptian demography is expected to drive the Egypt Cigarette Market during 2024-30.

   A. Eastern Co SAE, United Tobacco Co., Al Mansour International Distribution Co., International Center for Trade, and others, are the top companies in the Egypt Cigarette Market.

   A. The economy price band segment held the largest share of the Egypt Cigarette Market.

   A. The growing popularity of e-cigarette is the key trend shaping the growth of the Egypt Cigarette Market.

  1. Market Segmentation
  2. Introduction
    1. Product Definition
    2. Research Process
    3. Assumptions
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Egypt Cigarette Market Trends & Insights
  5. Egypt Cigarette Market Dynamics
    1. Drivers
    2. Challenges
  6. Egypt Cigarette Market Growth Opportunities & Hotspots
  7. Egypt Cigarette Market Policy & Regulations
  8. Egypt Cigarette Market Outlook, 2019-2030F
    1. Market Size & Outlook
      1. Revenues (USD Million & Million Sticks) 
      2. Units Sold (Million Sticks)
    2. Market Share & Outlook
      1. By Blend
        1. American Blend- Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
        2. Virginia- Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
        3. Other Blend - Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
      2. By Format
        1. Regular - Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
        2. Slim - Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
        3. Super slim - Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
        4. Micro slim - Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
      3. By Price Band
        1. Economy Price Band - Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
        2. Mid-Price Band - Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
        3. Premium Price Band - Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
      4. By Distribution Channel
        1. Store Retailing - Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
        2. Non-Store Retailing- Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
      5. By Region
        1. Nile
        2. Sinai Peninsula
        3. Eastern Desert
        4. Upper Egypt
      6. By Company
        1. Market Share
        2. Competition Characteristics
  9. Egypt American Blend Cigarette Market Outlook, 2019-2030F
    1. Market Size & Outlook
      1. Revenues (USD Million & Million Sticks) 
      2. Units Sold (Million Sticks)
    2. Market Share & Outlook
      1. By Format- Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
      2. By Price Band- Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
  10. Egypt Virginia Blend Cigarette Market Outlook, 2019-2030F
    1. Market Size & Outlook
      1. Revenues (USD Million & Million Sticks) 
      2. Units Sold (Million Sticks)
    2. Market Share & Outlook
      1. By Format- Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
      2. By Price Band- Market Size & Forecast 2019-2030, USD Million & Million Sticks
  11. Egypt Cigarette Market Key Strategic Imperatives for Growth & Success
  12. Competition Outlook
    1. Company Profile
      1. Eastern Co SAE
        1. Business Description
        2. Product Portfolio
        3. Strategic Alliances or Partnerships
        4. Recent Developments
        5. Financial Details
        6. Others
      2. British American Tobacco PLC.
        1. Business Description
        2. Product Portfolio
        3. Strategic Alliances or Partnerships
        4. Recent Developments
        5. Financial Details
        6. Others
      3. United Tobacco Co.
        1. Business Description
        2. Product Portfolio
        3. Strategic Alliances or Partnerships
        4. Recent Developments
        5. Financial Details
        6. Others
      4. Philip Morris International Inc.
        1. Business Description
        2. Product Portfolio
        3. Strategic Alliances or Partnerships
        4. Recent Developments
        5. Financial Details
        6. Others
      5. Japan Tobacco International SA
        1. Business Description
        2. Product Portfolio
        3. Strategic Alliances or Partnerships
        4. Recent Developments
        5. Financial Details
        6. Others
      6. Al Mansour International Distribution Co
        1. Business Description
        2. Product Portfolio
        3. Strategic Alliances or Partnerships
        4. Recent Developments
        5. Financial Details
        6. Others
      7. Marlboro
        1. Business Description
        2. Product Portfolio
        3. Strategic Alliances or Partnerships
        4. Recent Developments
        5. Financial Details
        6. Others
      8. International Center for Trade
        1. Business Description
        2. Product Portfolio
        3. Strategic Alliances or Partnerships
        4. Recent Developments
        5. Financial Details
        6. Others
      9. Cleopatra
        1. Business Description
        2. Product Portfolio
        3. Strategic Alliances or Partnerships
        4. Recent Developments
        5. Financial Details
        6. Others
      10. Others
        1. Business Description
        2. Product Portfolio
        3. Strategic Alliances or Partnerships
        4. Recent Developments
        5. Financial Details
        6. Others
  13. Disclaimer


Egypt Cigarette Market Segmentation