5 reports

  • CIGARETTE EXPORTS, 2007-2016
  • SUMMARY OF CIGARETTE TAXES, 2017

Cigarettes in Costa Rica, 2017 Summary Costa Rica is a relatively small market for cigarettes with legitimate sales of 1.6 Billion pieces in 2016, which is 23.8% down its levels in 1990. In per capita terms, consumption is moderate to low at 329 pieces per person in 2016 with per capita sales having fallen since 1990....

  • Cigarette
  • Costa Rica
  • Trade
  • Philip Morris International Inc.
  • Tabacalera Costarricense SA
  • CIGARETTES IN COSTA RICA - CATEGORY ANALYSIS
  • CIGARETTES IN COSTA RICA - COMPANY PROFILES

Illicit cigarette trade keeps increasing, mainly at independent small grocers, where these products continue to gain penetration amongst local, lower-end buyers. The significant pricing differentials in comparison with legal, duty-paid alternatives are key to this. The main cigarettes manufacturers keep making efforts to improve their value...

  • Cigarette
  • Tobacco
  • Costa Rica
  • Demand
  • Average Cigarette Pack Price Breakdown (Pack of 20): Brand Examples
  • Summary 6

Being the largest tobacco category in Costa Rica, cigarettes continued to be negatively affected by the additional penetration of illicit trade sales, which kept gaining momentum at independent small grocers, especially among lower-end local buyers. Still, the overall tobacco industry is currently moving though a more stable period after the...

  • Cigar
  • Cigarette
  • Tobacco
  • Costa Rica
  • Demand
  • Tabacalera Costarricense SA: Key Facts
  • KEY FACTS

Tabacalera Costarricense SA, a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc, is anticipated to continue leading cigarettes sales in Costa Rica over the forecast period, and to strengthen the broad recognition of its major mid-priced and premium brands Derby and Marlboro. The company shall continue to rely on brand extensions to maintain the...

  • Cigarette
  • Tobacco
  • Costa Rica
  • Demand
  • Tabacalera Costarricense SA
  • TAXATION AND PRICING
  • Passport 19

Cigar consumption increased in Costa Rica before and during the review period mainly due to a rise in travel and tourism, and an increase in the number of immigrants landing in Costa Rica, which helped to support premium cigars. Locals’ interest is growing in line with the acculturation process (globalisation), which is boosting more exclusive...

  • Cigarette
  • Costa Rica
  • Demand
  • Cruz Canela & Trust GB SA
  • Habanos SA