Smoking Tobacco Market in the US, 2017: Top Tobacco (Republic Group) and Lane Ltd Dominate the Market - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Smoking Tobacco in the US, 2017" report to their offering.

"Smoking Tobacco in the US, 2017" is an analytical report that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the American tobacco 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 2025.

Smoking tobacco is the smallest sector of the US tobacco market, with just 4.8% of overall volume, yet it has recently been the most buoyant sector in the overall market, mainly growing at the expense of manufactured cigarettes. Two manufacturers have historically dominated the smoking tobacco market. These are Top Tobacco, part of the private Republic Group, and Lane Ltd., which is now owned by Scandinavian Tobacco Group having been divested by Reynolds American in March 2011. Republic took 41% of the market in 2015 while STG Lane took a further 33%.

Scope

- US smokers have traditionally preferred factory-made cigarettes, with FCT a relatively niche market. The constant increase in cigarette prices in recent years, due to increasing excise, has caused consumers to switch to smoking tobacco although it has been pipe tobacco which has benefitted the most as it has been marketed as a quasi-FCT product.

- The growth in pipe tobacco products has blurred the traditional dominance of the major players, although the latest research suggests that key brands still dominate. STG's Bugler brand had a 28.1% share in 2014, followed by three brands from the Republic Group - Top (14%), Gambler (11.1%), and Largo (9.9%).

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

- Market context

- Market size and structure

2. Production and trade

- Taxation and retail prices

- Manufacturers and brands

- The smoking population

- Operating constraints

3. Distribution

4. Prospects and forecasts

5. Appendix

Companies Mentioned

- Republic Group

- STG Lane

- Santa Fe (Reynolds American)

- Philip Morris

- SX Brands

- RSB Tobacco

- National Tobacco

- ITG Brands

- Lane

- Republic Group

- PMI

- Commonwealth

- Brands/Imperial

For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/56dzs3/smoking_tobacco

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Related Topics: Tobacco

Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Related Topics: Tobacco