2.5 Industry sales figures as estimates for consumption

Last updated: November 2016 

Suggested citation: Scollo, MM. 2.5 Industry sales figures as estimates for consumption. In Scollo, MM and Winstanley, MH [editors]. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria; 2016. Available from: http://www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.au/chapter-2-consumption/2-5-industry-sales-figures-as-estimates-for-consum

Data provided by tobacco companies to various market research companies and compiled by international research agencies such as Euromonitor International1 and specialist tobacco research group, ERC Statistics International Plc2 are available on subscription or for purchase also provide information relevant to estimates of consumption tobacco products in Australia. 

The last four years of data from Euromonitor on the value of sales are included in Table 2.5.1.3

Table 2.5.1
Value of retail sales of tobacco products, Australia, 2012 to 2015 ($ million)

Source: Provided by Euromonitor International, 2016. http://www.euromonitor.com/tobacco

Note: Euromonitor International information is produced using ‘official statistics, trade associations, trade press, company research, store checks, trade interview and Euromonitor International estimates’ 

Note that the retail price of tobacco products increased significantly between November 1999 and February 2001 and again in April 2010, December 2013, and September 2014 and 2015. It increased somewhat more steeply than inflation in the 10 years between 2001 and 2010.4  

Table 2.5.2 shows data from Euromonitor on the number of cigarettes and cigars and the amount of smoking tobacco sold over the same period.

Table 2.5.2
Cigarettes and cigars (millions of pieces) and amount of smoking tobacco (tonnes) sold in Australia, 2012 to 2015

Source: Provided by Euromonitor International, 2016.  http://www.euromonitor.com/tobacco  

Note: Euromonitor International information is produced using ‘official statistics, trade associations, trade press, company research, store checks, trade interview and Euromonitor International estimates’ 

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References

1. Euromonitor International. Tobacco in Australia - 2012 to 2015. London: Euromonitor International, 2016. Available from: http://www.euromonitor.com/tobacco.

2. ERC Statistics International Plc. Tobacco market reports. London: ERC Statistics International Plc, 2011. Last update: Viewed Available from: http://www.erc-world.com/tob.html.

3. Euromonitor International. Data downloadable. London: Euromonitor International, 2014. Last update: Viewed Available from: http://go.euromonitor.com/Passport-Manufacturing.html.

4. Scollo M, Younie S, Wakefield M, Freeman J, and Icasiano F. Impact of tobacco tax reforms on tobacco prices and tobacco use in Australia. Tobacco Control, 2003; 12(suppl 2):ii59-66. Available from: http://tc.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/12/suppl_2/ii59

 

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