Tobacco Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 28.9%

The Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry has faced declining consumer demand, rising prices and a substantial restructure over the past five years. Domestic cigarette production ceased in 2014-15, with both Philip Morris Australia and British American Tobacco closing their Australian manufacturing facilities. Both companies have since entered the Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry, causing industry revenue to spike over the two years through 2015-16. However, industry revenue has stabilised over the past three years, as rising prices and excise taxes have offset declining smoking rates and fluctuating demand from downstream retailing industries. Philip Morris Australia closed its local manufacturing operations at the end of 2014, while British Ame...
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Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry outlook (2019-2024)

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After undergoing significant restructuring in the previous five-year period, the Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry is forecast to become more stable over the next five years. Rising prices and falling demand will likely continue to be the two major challenges affecting the industry's performance over the period. The tobacco supply chain is also anticipated to face increasing regulation and higher excise taxes. Strong public opposition to smoking, increasing health consciousness and government actions designed to decrease smoking rates are projected to continue constraining retail tobacco sales. Industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.XX billion. Although consumer demand for cigarettes a...
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Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 56
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 4,106

Biggest companies in the Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Tobacco Product Wholesaling in Australia industry include British American Tobacco (Australasia Holdings) Pty Limited, Philip Morris (Australia) Limited and Imperial Tobacco Australia Limited.

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What is Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators wholesale cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products. Leaf tobacco is excluded from the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Value cigarettes
  • Mainstream 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

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators wholesale cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products. Leaf tobacco is excluded from the industry.

Main Activities

  • Cigarette wholesaling
  • Cigar wholesaling
  • Roll-your-own cigarette wholesaling
  • Loose tobacco wholesaling
  • Other tobacco product wholesaling

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Tobacco is the main ingredient used to make cigarettes and other products such as cigars. An increase in the world price of tobacco increases purchase cos...
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World price of tobacco
Smoking rate
Excise on tobacco products
Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores

Current Performance

Other major trends
Government regulation
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Regulation and taxes
 Table: Tobacco Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Tobacco Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Tobacconists and Specialised Grocery Retailing in Australia
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
Convenience Stores in Australia




Key Selling Industries

Alternative Health Therapies in Australia






Products & Services

Cigarettes account for the largest share of tobacco product sales. Cigarettes can be segmented into value, mainstream, premium and hand-rolled varieties. ...
Tobacconists
Convenience stores
Other outlets
Fuel retailers


Demand Determinants

Demand for tobacco products is largely dependent on downstream consumer demand, which is affected by health concerns, anti-smoking campaigns, restrictions...
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Major Markets

Tobacconists
Convenience stores
Other outlets
Fuel retailers



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tobacco Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

Industry market share concentration is high. In 2018-19, the three largest players are expected to account for over 80% of total revenue. Market share con...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tobacco Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Tobacco Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

British American Tobacco (Australasia Holdings) Pty Limited is a foreign-owned proprietary company that imports and wholesales cigarettes, cigars and toba...
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British American Tobacco Australia

 Table: British American Tobacco Australia - financial performance

Philip Morris

 Table: Philip Morris - financial performance

Imperial Tobacco Australia

 Table: Imperial Tobacco Australia - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry displays a low level of capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.12 is invested in capital. Wholesaler...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tobacco Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Tobacco Product Wholesaling in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
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