Research Report on China’s Cigarette Industry - 2010-2012

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of tobacco products. The tobacco industry in China plays an important role in the national economy, and is an important source of jinshen chinaChina’s government fiscal revenue. China’s tobacco industry is a highly controversial industry. On the one hand, as a government monopoly, the tobacco industry brings enormous profits and taxes to the Chinese government and its state-owned tobacco producing and marketing enterprises. On the other hand, the support has grown for the requirements to restrict the tobacco industry due to the harm of smoking in China and the whole world.

In 2010, there are about 410 million smokers in China, accounting for about 30% of the total population, and about one quarter of the world’s smoking population, of which more than 20 million are women. As a special commodity, the cigarette plays multiple roles of necessity, gift, etc. in social life. To Chinese smokers, cigarettes not only act as daily consumer goods but also are endowed with sociality and other meanings. With sustainable development of the Chinese economy, Chinese smokers are increasing their demand level of cigarettes, and medium and high-grade cigarettes are occupying increasingly a higher proportion.

In 2009, China’s tobacco industry produced 2290.90 billion cigarettes, increasing by 4.10% YOY; the sales volume of cigarettes reached 2286.30 billion, increasing by 3.70% YOY. The market concentration of China’s tobacco industry is on the rise. The number of China’s cigarette brands could even reach 2,400. In 2002, the number of cigarette brands produced in the whole industry reached 758, which reduced to 582 in 2003. With the intensified efforts to integrate China’s cigarette brands, the number of brands produced in China’s cigarette industry had fallen to about 150 by the end of 2009. China’s tobacco industry are undergoing M&A, and some M&A activities have improved the competitiveness of enterprises, while some others just aim at being in the vogue to a large extent.

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China’s cigarette market has a great fascination for the world’s tobacco enterprises. China’s cigarette market will be open to the outside world sooner or later, in spite of the unknown consumed time in this process.

Following and more information can be acquired from this report:

* Status Quo of China’s Cigarette Industry
* History and Status Quo of China’s Cigarette Monopoly System
* China’s Cigarette Price System
* China’s Major Domestic Cigarette Manufacturers and Their Cigarette Brands
* Retail Prices of Major Brands in Chinese Market
* Import & Export Situation of China’s Cigarette Industry
* Investment Opportunities in China’s Cigarette Industry

Following people are recommended to buy this report:

* Cigarette Manufacturers
* Cigarette Trade Enterprises
* Related Enterprises of Cigarette Industry Chain
* Investors and Research Institutions Focusing on China’s Cigarette Industry

Key Topics Covered:

1 Overview of China’s Cigarette Industry, 2009-2010

2. Shanghai Tobacco (Group) Corp. and Its Holding Companies

3 Analysis on Major Cigarette Enterprises in Northeast China

4 Analysis on Major Cigarette Enterprises in North China

5 Analysis on Major Cigarette Enterprises in the Central Plains of China

6 Analysis on Major Cigarette Enterprises in Central and South China

7 Analysis on Major Cigarette Enterprises in Southwest and Northwest China

8 Analysis on Major Enterprises in East China

9 M&A Analysis on China’s Cigarette Industry, 2009-2010

10 Development Prediction on China’s Cigarette Industry, 2011-2012

Selected Charts

Chart China’s Cigarette Yields, 2001-2009 Chart Sales Volume of China’s Cigarette, 2001-2009 Chart Number of Chinese Smokers, 2001-2010 Chart First Concern of Chinese Smokers in Purchasing Cigarettes Chart Number of China’s Cigarette Brands with Annual Sales of over 50 Billion, 2003-2009 Chart Brands and Sales Volumes of China’s Cigarettes with Annual Sales of over 50 Billion, 2009 Chart Sales Volume Concentration of China’s Cigarettes with Top 10 Sales Volumes, 2002-2009 Chart Standards for Grade Classification of China’s Domestic Cigarettes Chart China’s Cigarette Export Volume, 2001-2009 Chart China’s Cigarette Export Value, 2001-2009 Chart China’s Cigarette Import Volume, 2001-2009 Chart China’s Cigarette Import Value, 2001-2009 Chart China’s Major Tobacco Groups and Their Major Cigarette Brands, 2009-2010 Chart Number of China’s Cigarette Manufactures, 2002-2010 Chart Number of China’s Cigarette Brands, 2002-2010 Chart Cigarette Yields of Shanghai Tobacco (Group) Corp., 2001-2010 Chart Big Events of M&A in China’s Cigarette Industry

Companies Mentioned:

* Beijing Cigarette Factory
* China National Tobacco Guizhou Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Anhui Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Chuanyu Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Guangdong Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Guangxi Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Henan Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Hubei Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Hunan Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Jiangsu Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Shaanxi Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Shandong Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Shenzhen Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Xiamen Industrial Co., Ltd.
* China Tobacco Zhejiang Industrial Co., Ltd.
* Gansu Tobacco Industry Co., Ltd.
* Hebei Baisha Tobacco Co., Ltd.
* Heilongjiang Tobacco Industry Co., Ltd.
* Hongta Group
* Hongta Liaoning Tobacco Co., Ltd.
* Hongyun Honghe Tobacco (Group) Co., Ltd.
* Inner Mongolia Kunming Cigarette Co., Ltd.
* Jilin Tobacco Industry Co., Ltd.
* Shanghai Cigarette Factory
* Shanxi Kunming Tobacco Co., Ltd.
* Tianjin Cigarette Factory
* Zhangjiakou Cigarette Factory Co., Ltd.

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