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GCC Cigarette Market by Type (Light, Medium and Others) by Distribution Channel (Tobacco Shops, Supermarket and Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Stores and Others): Industry Analysis, Trends, Growth and Forecast 2022-2027



GCC Cigarette Market Overview:

The GCC cigarette market was worth US$ XX Billion in 2021, expanding at a CAGR of X% during 2016-2021. Looking forward, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around X% during 2022-2027, reaching a value of US$ XX Billion by 2027. A cigarette is a narrow, cylindrical product made from finely cut, cured tobacco leaves wrapped in thin paper. It contains nicotine, a psychoactive and stress-relieving compound that promotes the release of dopamine in the body, providing an immediate sense of pleasure and relaxation while inhaling smoke. Most of the cigarettes come with a reconstituted product of tobacco, known as a sheet, which contains recycled stems of tobacco, stalks, scraps, collected dust, and floor sweepings. The sheet is further added with glue, chemicals, and fillers, after which nicotine is sprayed on the end product. Cigarettes are widely available in various shapes, sizes, colors, and intensities.

The increasing product demand due to hectic and stressful lifestyles is one of the key factors driving the market growth in GCC. Cigarettes are widely consumed to relieve stress and anxiety and uplift mood among users on account of their busy schedules and long working hours. In addition, the rising influence of social media, television (TV) channels, and magazines portraying cigarette smoking as a style statement is acting as another growth-inducing factor. Furthermore, escalating number of foreign expatriates and tourists arriving in the region on account of jobs and travel that indulge in smoking habits is providing a considerable boost to the market growth. Apart from this, the introduction of e-cigarettes, also known as vapes, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) that resemble regular cigarettes and provide a similar tobacco smoking sensation is creating a positive outlook for the market. Additionally, the launch of premium products and new flavors, such as menthol, clove, levulinic acid, spearmint, sugars, acetaldehyde, and lemon mint, to attract millennials is providing an impetus to the market growth. Other factors, including aggressive promotional campaigns by manufacturers, the introduction of innovative packaging solutions, and extensive research and development (R&D) activities to develop low-tar cigarettes, are anticipated to drive the market growth.

Beginning with a regional overview, the report explores the dynamics that have a strong influence on the GCC cigarette market and can also impact its future growth. Taking 2021 as the base year, the report covers historical market scenario from 2016-2021 and provides forecasts till 2027. This includes the study of value and volume trends and pricing history. Growth inducing factors, market restraints and recent developments have also been analysed in the report in order to provide a deeper knowledge about the industry. On a regional basis, the report examines the GCC cigarette market in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. For each of these regions, the report studies the GCC cigarette market in detail for latest trends, outlook and opportunities.

The report analyses the competitive structure of the GCC cigarette market industry and provides the profiles of major players operating in the market. The price margins for the products along with the various success and risk factors for manufacturers have also been covered in the report. Moreover, in order to determine market attractiveness, the report analyses the GCC cigarette market industry along the parameters of the Porter’s Five Forces model. This model examines the degree of competition in the GCC cigarette market industry by analysing the threat posed by new entrants and substitutes, and the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers. SWOT analysis of the market has also been presented in the report which highlights the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats pertaining to the GCC cigarette market industry. Furthermore, the value chain analysis of the GCC cigarette market industry has also been covered in the report. This comprises of all the activities in the value chain, such as the procurement of various raw materials, manufacturing, sales and distribution. 

GCC Cigarette Market Segment Insights:

The GCC cigarette market has been analysed as followed:

By Type:

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Others

By Distribution Channel:

  • Tobacco Shops
  • Supermarket and Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Online Stores
  • Others

By Country:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Bahrain

Country-wise, the market has been segmented into Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. Amongst these, Saudi Arabia represents the largest market, accounting for majority of the GCC region.

Competative Landscape: 

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players.

Highlights of the GCC Cigarette Market Report:

  • Historical and current scenario
  • Trends and developments
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Market forecast
  • Price analysis and forecast
  • Porter’s five forces analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Value chain analysis

Report Customisation:

The GCC cigarette market report can be customised as per your requirements. You can get in touch with our analyst, who will make sure that the report suits your research needs

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology 

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    GCC Cigarette Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Impact of COVID-19
    5.4    Market Forecast
6   Market Breakup by Type
    6.1    Light
        6.1.1    Market Trends
        6.1.2    Market Forecast
    6.2    Medium
        6.2.1    Market Trends
        6.2.2    Market Forecast
    6.3    Others
        6.3.1    Market Trends
        6.3.2    Market Forecast
7    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    7.1    Tobacco Shops
        7.1.1    Market Trends
        7.1.2    Market Forecast
    7.2    Supermarket and Hypermarkets
        7.2.1    Market Trends
        7.2.2    Market Forecast
    7.3    Convenience Stores
        7.3.1    Market Trends
        7.3.2    Market Forecast
    7.4    Online Stores
        7.4.1    Market Trends
        7.4.2    Market Forecast
    7.5    Others
        7.5.1    Market Trends
        7.5.2    Market Forecast
8    Market Breakup by Country
    8.1    Saudi Arabia
        8.1.1 Market Trends
        8.1.2 Market Breakup by Type
        8.1.3 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
        8.1.4 Market Forecast
    8.2    UAE
        8.2.1 Market Trends
        8.2.2 Market Breakup by Type
        8.2.3 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
        8.2.4 Market Forecast
    8.3    Qatar
        8.3.1 Market Trends
        8.3.2 Market Breakup by Type
        8.3.3 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
        8.3.4 Market Forecast
    8.4    Oman
        8.4.1 Market Trends
        8.4.2 Market Breakup by Type
        8.4.3 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
        8.4.4 Market Forecast
    8.5     Kuwait
        8.5.1 Market Trends
        8.5.2 Market Forecast
    8.6    Bahrain
        8.6.1 Market Trends
        8.6.2 Market Forecast
9    SWOT Analysis
    9.1    Overview
    9.2    Strengths
    9.3    Weaknesses
    9.4    Opportunities
    9.5    Threats
10    Value Chain Analysis
11    Porters Five Forces Analysis

    11.1    Overview
    11.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
    11.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    11.4    Degree of Competition
    11.5    Threat of New Entrants
    11.6    Threat of Substitutes
12    Price Analysis
13    Policy and Regulatory Landscape
14    Competitive Landscape

    14.1    Market Structure
    14.2    Key Players
    14.3    Profiles of Key Players

List of Figures

Figure 1: GCC: Cigarette Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: GCC: Cigarette Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016-2021
Figure 3: GCC: Cigarette Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 4: GCC: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2021
Figure 5: GCC: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2021
Figure 6: GCC: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Country (in %), 2021
Figure 7: GCC: Cigarette (Light) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 8: GCC: Cigarette (Light) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 9: GCC: Cigarette (Medium) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 10: GCC: Cigarette (Medium) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 11: GCC: Cigarette (Other Types) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 12: GCC: Cigarette (Other Types) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 13: GCC: Cigarette (Tobacco Shops) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 14: GCC: Cigarette (Tobacco Shops) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 15: GCC: Cigarette (Supermarket and Hypermarkets) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 16: GCC: Cigarette (Supermarket and Hypermarkets) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 17: GCC: Cigarette (Convenience Stores) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 18: GCC: Cigarette (Convenience Stores) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 19: GCC: Cigarette (Online Stores) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 20: GCC: Cigarette (Online Stores) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 21: GCC: Cigarette (Other Distribution Channels) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 22: GCC: Cigarette (Other Distribution Channels) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 23: Saudi Arabia: Cigarette Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 24: Saudi Arabia: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2021
Figure 25: Saudi Arabia: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2021
Figure 26: Saudi Arabia: Cigarette Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 27: UAE: Cigarette Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 28: UAE: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2021
Figure 29: UAE: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2021
Figure 30: UAE: Cigarette Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 31: Qatar: Cigarette Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 32: Qatar: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2021
Figure 33: Qatar: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2021
Figure 34: Qatar: Cigarette Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 35: Oman: Cigarette Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 36: Oman: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2021
Figure 37: Oman: Cigarette Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2021
Figure 38: Oman: Cigarette Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 39: Kuwait: Cigarette Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 40: Kuwait: Cigarette Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 41: Bahrain: Cigarette Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
Figure 42: Bahrain: Cigarette Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Figure 43: GCC: Cigarette Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 44: GCC: Cigarette Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 45: GCC: Cigarette Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

List of Tables

Table 1: GCC: Cigarette Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2021 and 2027
Table 2: GCC: Cigarette Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Table 3: GCC: Cigarette Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Table 4: GCC: Cigarette Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (in Million US$), 2022-2027
Table 5: GCC: Cigarette Market: Competitive Structure
Table 6: GCC: Cigarette Market: Key Players

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