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 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 Key Buyers Chapter

A high market share concentration characterises the industry. In 2016-17, the industry's three largest players are expected to account for over 80% of total revenue. Market share concentration has changed dramatically over the past five years, after Philip Morris Australia and British American Tobacco entered the industry as wholesalers in 2014-15 and 2015-16, respectively.

Prior to these entries, Imperial Tobacco Australia was the only major player in the industry, with a market share of over 40%. The industry's market share concentration has therefore increased from a medium level to a high level. In 2016-17, British American Tobacco is expected to have a market share slightly under 50%, while Philip Morris Australia's market share is set to exceed 23%. The..

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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 Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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