Up in smoke: The end of domestic manufacturing has caused a surge in industry revenue growth

The Tobacco Product Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining consumer demand and rising prices have defined the industry over the past five years
  • The industry restructure has had a dramatic effect on industry value added, wages and employment
  • Australia's smoking rate is forecast to decline over the next five years, limiting industry demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, the Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry has been characterised by declining consumer demand, rising prices and a turbulent restructure. In the early part of the period, revenue growth was modest, as rising prices and excise taxes offset lower demand from consumers and downstream retailing industries. However, domestic cigarette production ceased at the end of 2014-15, with both Philip Morris Australia and British American Tobacco closing their manufacturing facilities. Both companies have since entered the Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry, causing industry revenue to spike dramatically.

    Philip Morris Australia stopped its local manufacturing operations at the end of 2014, while British American Tobacco ceased local production at the end of 2014-15...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The structure of the Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry has changed dramatically over the past three years after Philip Morris Australia and British American Tobacco ceased their local cigarette and tobacco product manufacturing operations. Previously, both companies engaged in wholesale bypass to sell their products directly to retailers, which meant that their operations were not included in the industry. However, as these companies both ceased their domestic manufacturing operations in 2014-15, they have since entered the wholesaling industry as major players. Prior to this, the industry was dominated by one major player, Imperial Tobacco Australia, which operated alongside a number of small-scale wholesalers.


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    Additional Insights for the Tobacco Product Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Tobacco Product Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to provide goods and services in diverse locations
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Access to niche markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Excise on tobacco products and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Tobacco Product Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry companies wholesale cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products.

    Industry Products
    Standard cigarettes
    Premium cigarettes
    Roll-your-own cigarettes
    Other tobacco products
    Industry Activities
    Cigarette wholesaling
    Cigar wholesaling
    Roll-your-own cigarette wholesaling
    Loose tobacco wholesaling
    Other tobacco product wholesaling

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Excise on tobacco products
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Demand from convenience stores
  • World price of tobacco
  • Smoking rate

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Tobacco Product Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tobacco Product Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Tobacconists and Specialised Grocery Retailing
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
    Products & Services
  • Standard cigarettes
  • Premium cigarettes
  • Roll-your-own cigarettes
  • Other tobacco products
  • Chart: Tobacco Product Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Convenience stores
  • Tobacconists
  • Other outlets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tobacco Product Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tobacco Product Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tobacco Product Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    British American Tobacco (Australasia Holdings) Pty LimitedPhilip Morris (Australia) LimitedImperial Tobacco Australia Limited
  • Table: British American Tobacco (Australasia Holdings) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Philip Morris (Australia) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Imperial Tobacco Australia Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tobacco Product Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Tobacco Product Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Short, narrow cigars that are wrapped in tobacco leaves or brown tobacco-based paper.
  • Rollies
  • A slang term for self-rolled or roll-your-own cigarettes.
  • Snuff
  • A smokeless tobacco product made from ground tobacco leaves.
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