World Cigarettes Bulgaria focuses on the extent to which the market has evolved during the last twelve years in line with changing smoking habits in Bulgaria, 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.
The Bulgarians have traditionally being heavy smokers with per capita consumption peaking at 3,458 pieces per head in 2003. However, the recent decline in legitimate sales has brought the average down to 1,643. Almost 50% of men and 28% of women smoke: if anything, slightly up on levels 20 years ago.
In 2010 contraband accounted for over a third of overall cigarette sales, although this is now down to 23% in 2011 and 15.2% in 2012.
There is likely to be some growth in legitimate sales up until 2017, with the market rising to 13 billion pieces (1,945 per capita) although more rises in taxation thereafter will halt this expansion and encourage contraband again.
Table of Contents
Cigarette Consumption, 1990-2013
Contraband Presence, 2007-2012
Per Capita Consumption, 1990-2013
Duty Paid Market Breakdown, Domestic v Imported, 2000-2012
Manufacturers & Brands
Manufacturer Sales & Market Share, 2000-2013
Bulgaria Brand Family Shares, 2001-2012
Taxation & Retail Prices
Trends in Taxation Rates, 2004-2013
EU Countries, Retail Price & Tax Incidence Comparison, 2013
Retail Prices: Selected Brands, 2006-2013
The Smoking Population
Smoking Population, 1990-2012
Smoking Prevalence by Age & Gender, 2008
Production & Trade
Cigarette Production, 1990-2012
Imports of Cigarettes, Volume Trends, 1990-2012
Cigarette Imports by Country of Origin, 2000-2012
Cigarette Exports, Volume Trends, 1990-2012
Cigarette Exports by Country of Destination, 2000-2012
Health Warnings/Labelling Requirements
Bulgartabac Holding AD
Prospects & Forecasts
Consumption Forecasts to 2022
List Of Tables
List Of Figures