World Cigarettes North Korea focuses on the extent to which the market has evolved during the last twelve years in line with changing smoking habits in North Korea, 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 2021.
With an adult smoking prevalence of 25.3% - 52.5% of men - North Koreans are among the world’s most prolific smokers. Unlike many others, the cigarette market has grown by almost 30% since 1990 to around 20 billion prices, equal to per capita growth of just under 6% over the period.
This is an insular market for cigarettes with the government retaining a hard-line communist approach to industry and has long been led by the State Tobacco Monopoly, NKGTC although Jilin tobacco ( a Chinese company) and its joint ventures is believed to have taken the lead in 2012.
Table of Contents
Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2012
Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2012
Market Breakdown: Domestic v Imported, 1998-2011
Market Breakdown: Plain v Filter, 1998-2010
Manufacturers & Brands
Manufacturer Sales & Market Shares, 2000-2012
Taxation & Retail Prices
Average Pack Price (US Cents), 2001-2007
The Smoking Population
Smoking Population, 1990-2011
Production & Trade
Production of Cigarettes, 1990-2011
Imports of Cigarettes, 1990-2011
Exports to North Korea from Major Supplying Countries, 2000-2011
North Korean General Tobacco Corporation
Prospects & Forecasts
Consumption Forecasts to 2021
List Of Tables
List Of Figures