World Cigarettes Albania focuses on the extent to which the market has evolved during the last twelve years in line with changing smoking habits in Albania, the competitive environment and economic developments. The end result is an accurate and objective interpretation of market trends (since 1990) and directions, assessing underlying currents of change and projecting the market scenarios of the future, providing forecasts to 2022.
Albanians are heavy smokers: 62% of men smoke, up from just under 50% in 1990, although fewer women (19%) smoke. Per capita consumption is fairly high at 1,210 pieces, although if the large non-duty paid sector is included this rises to 1,750 pieces. Although contraband is less of a problem than it was 10 years ago, it still accounts for around 30% of total sales.
No cigarettes are now produced in the country and imports from Greece account for 38% of supplies, reflecting the leadership of Karelia.
Table of Contents
Cigarette Consumption: Legitimate v Contraband, 1998-2012
Duty Paid Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2013
Duty Paid Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2013
Manufacturers & Brands
Taxation & Retail Prices
Annual Change in Consumer Tobacco Prices, 2000-2012
The Smoking Population
Smoking Population, 1990-2012
Smoking Prevalence by Age & Gender, 2007 & 2009
Production & Trade
Cigarette Production, 1990-2011
Cigarette Imports, 1990-2012
Imports by Country of Origin, 2000-2012
Prospects & Forecasts
Consumption Forecasts to 2022
List Of Tables
List Of Figures