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Philippines: a small market (so far) led by independent local players

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 22nd August 2017 || Market reports |

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The small, so far unregulated Filipino e-cigarette market, dominated by small local players, could benefit from a crackdown on smoking in public – but it could also face a future challenge if vaping itself becomes regulated ...

France online: specialist vaping websites to the fore

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 21st August 2017 || Market reports |

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Our survey of the online e-cig market in France finds vape store chains, e-liquid manufacturers and general online retailers all trailing behind the leading specialist sites ...

Polish market report: a tale of two cities

Written by ECigIntelligence || 20th August 2017 || Market reports |

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ECigIntelligence visited 34 vape stores in Poland’s two largest cities – Warsaw and Krakow – to gauge the market and compare offline prices. There was a striking difference between the cities: Warsaw’s customers were mainly hobbyists who would...

Bulgaria: scope for further development

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 18th August 2017 || Market reports |

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The Bulgarian e-cig market is currently worth BGN78m ($47m in 2017), with 200,000 vapers. Almost one in 20 Bulgarians regularly uses e-cigarettes – nearly half because they can vape in places where smoking is banned. The online...

New bill signals fresh approach to Canada’s e-cig market

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 16th August 2017 || Market reports |

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        Executive summary   Canada has an active e-cigarette market despite widespread confusion over the legal status of the products. There are still no federal laws related to e-cigarettes; however, Bill S-5, if approved, will...

The Big Five: top chains grow in the South while some go West

Written by Eva Antal || 16th August 2017 || Market reports |

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Our study of the top five US vape store chains considers how many outlets they have, their geographical distribution, how much they have grown, and how their presence relates to that of smaller chains and independent stores ...

Malaysia: tough regulation stifles market growth

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 10th August 2017 || Market reports |

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ECigIntelligence estimates the Malaysian e-cig market to be worth 513.4m ringgit ($120m) in 2017, with 600,000 vapers. Regulatory uncertainly and a ban on e-cigarettes in some states makes the outlook for future growth pessimistic. This static market is...

E-cig market grows in Czech Republic, fuelled by tobacco regs

Written by Veronika Sianko || 9th August 2017 || Market reports |

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In this August 2017 look at the Czech Republic, we find that the relatively mild regulation of e-cigarettes is apparently fuelling further growth in the sector. The Czech e-cigarette market is also geared more towards open systems, with...

Florida’s vape stores: which locations are favoured?

Written by Eva Antal || 3rd August 2017 || Market reports |

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Our latest look at the Florida e-cig market investigates how vape stores are geographically located and how this distribution is related to the geographical concentration of tobacco stores. We also look at how much of a correlation there...

Italy: top five online retailers keep a stable leadership position

Written by ECigIntelligence || 26th July 2017 || Market reports |

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In our latest look at the Italian market, we find that online remains an important channel in2017, with a significant increase in traffic over 2016 reflecting increased e-cig usage during this period. The top 10 performers have stable...

Industry expecting growth of undeveloped Serbia market

Written by Veronika Sianko || 25th July 2017 || Market reports |

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In this July 2017 report we find that the Serbian e-cigarette market is rather undeveloped, but along with the local industry we expect growth. Electronic cigarettes are only partially regulated, with an advertisement ban and excise duty on...

Double-digit growth in Germany vape stores

Written by Nicolás Leonardo Dejtiar || 25th July 2017 || Market reports |

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We identified 700 vape stores in Germany, but there could well be a further 300, once those without an online presence have been taken into account. This report is accurate representation of the distribution pattern, according to population...

US vape store numbers growing but at slower rate

Written by Eva Antal || 17th July 2017 || Market reports |

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In our latest look at the vape stores of America, we find that while the number of vape stores saw 16% growthin 2016, in 2017 this growth slowed to 3%. Previously the South had driven the growth in...

Revenue driven by physical stores in Greece

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 10th July 2017 || Market reports |

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This ECigIntelligence survey took place between April and June 2017. We found there are around 500 specialised vape stores at this moment in Greece, averaging a monthly revenue of around €10,000, of which 70% was reported to come...

E-liquid and open-system hardware distribution in France

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 7th July 2017 || Market reports , Marketing & retailing |

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French e-liquids make up around 85% of the total French market, according to our recent vape store survey, which gathered responses from 165 store managers throughout April and May 2017. The remaining 15% of the market is shared...

France online: Le Petit Vapoteur takes a dominant position

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 26th June 2017 || Market reports |

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Our latest survey of the French online market reveals the domination of lepetitvapoteur.com, with more than 100,000 unique visitors a month – considerably more than the second and third placed sites...

Heated tobacco: expanding the market for reduced-risk nicotine?

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 23rd June 2017 || Market reports |

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Heat-not-burn could compete with e-cigarettes for consumer attention, but it may also attract new users. What progress has the recent spate of launches made, and what might the future hold?...

Netherlands: online sales to the fore as users turn to eGo style

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 22nd June 2017 || Market reports |

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Our updated assessment of the Dutch e-cigarette market finds a further decrease in the vaping population, while online sales, predominantly of open system kits, are driven by a shift away from...

UK vape store owners optimistic following TPD implementation

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 20th June 2017 || Market reports |

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In our latest survey of the UK market, we find that sales of e-liquids generated around 60% of revenue. The e-liquid market is fragmented, while the hardware sector is much more consolidated. Top five brands of devices reported...

France: how vape stores are faring across the country

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 19th June 2017 || Market reports |

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Our survey of French vape stores, conducted in April and May 2017, analyses detailed responses from 165 store managers, representing 548 stores across 12 of the 13 mainland regions of...

Japan market fragmented with sales concentrated online

Written by Veronika Sianko || 15th June 2017 || Market reports |

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        Executive summary   Electronic cigarettes have started to gain popularity after a sharp increase in tobacco taxes. The market of reduced-risk products in Japan seems to be dominated by heated tobacco rather than e-cigarettes,...

Spanish focus group highlights lack of brand loyalty among vapers

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 14th June 2017 || Market reports |

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In April 2017, ECigIntelligence conducted a focus group with five Spanish e-cig users. The participants were recruited through a chain of vape shops and using social media. The participants were asked to discuss their e-cig usage habits,...

France: e-cigarette distribution through the tobacconist channel

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 9th June 2017 || Market reports |

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ECigIntelligence estimates that between 10% and 15% of the French e-cigarette market is taken by tobacconist stores – and after a troubled start, their market share is growing, with more than half of all tobacconists in France now...

Regulation results in a limited market in Mexico

Written by Nicolás Leonardo Dejtiar || 5th June 2017 || Market reports |

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The e-cigarette market in Mexico is very limited due to regulation and vape stores are largely clandestine, although some sellers operate online. Open systems...

Study finds fruit flavours favoured in Germany

Written by Nicolás Leonardo Dejtiar || 16th May 2017 || Market reports |

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In our latest look into the German market, we find a high prevalence of mods against other e-cig formats, with the most popular products being Joyetech ego AIO, Smoke Alien kit and Eleaf Istick Pico kit. The most...

U.S. consumer survey 2017: mostly mods, replacing tobacco

Written by Tim Phillips || 11th May 2017 || Market reports |

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An online survey was carried out on U.S. e-cigarette consumers by ECigIntelligence between October 2016 and January 2017 in the U.S. The survey was carried out with support from consumer association CASAA (Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association)...

Domestic brands dominate the market in France

Written by Migle Malinovskyte || 11th May 2017 || Market reports |

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In this look at the French market, we find the most common daily vape store revenue is less than €500.The e-liquid market is also dominated by French brands, led by Alfaliquid, Pulp and...

Fruit flavours remain favourite among UK vapers

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 9th May 2017 || Market reports |

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In our latest look at the UK market, we find estimated daily revenues of British vape stores vary, mainly between £500 and £1,500. Stores in more populated cities do not seem to be getting more customers than those...

Survey finds U.S. e-liquid market fragmented as pessimism grows

Written by David Attwood || 3rd May 2017 || Market reports |

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The US Vape Store Survey is an ongoing joint project of ECigIntelligence and the Smoke-Free Alternative Trade Association (SFATA). The first survey was conducted in December 2015. This latest survey took in vape stores across the U.S. from...

How preferences for e-liquid flavours differ

Written by Tim Phillips || 3rd May 2017 || Market reports |

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Flavour preferences among e-cigarette users differ markedly between different countries, different hardware devices and between types of users....

E-cig price patterns compared across six key markets

Written by ECigIntelligence || 3rd May 2017 || Market reports |

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Russia
United Kingdom
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ECigIntelligence compares the prices of six e-cig products - hardware and e-liquids - across six key markets: France, Germany, Italy, the UK, the U.S. and...

Italy: e-liquids drive sales as big cities find more new customers

Written by ECigIntelligence || 1st May 2017 || Market reports |

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Italy
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Key findings of our Italian survey include that estimated daily revenues of Italian vape stores vary between €300 and €1500; and that stores located in more populated cities seem to be getting more new customers than those located...

Taking e-cig advertising outdoors

Written by Freddie Dawson || 26th April 2017 || Market reports , Marketing & retailing |

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Outdoor advertising is arguably the most important medium left open for e-cigarette companies looking to create brand awareness. But what can it actually do for a company and is it worth it?...

Ireland: stores drive sales as numbers grow

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 25th April 2017 || Market reports |

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The Republic of Ireland’s market is based on open system products. Vapers who are using cigalike products more and more are turning to ego style kits. The majority of sales are driven through vape stores. The vaping population...

UK e-liquid market dominated by American brands

Written by Stavroula Anastasopoulou || 12th April 2017 || Market reports |

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Our in-depth analysis of the UK e-liquid market shows that the top UK online retailers sell a variety of e-liquid brands, but they come predominantly from US manufacturers. The TPD has affected pricing, but premium as a description...

Belgium: online sales ban benefits French firms

Written by ECigIntelligence || 11th April 2017 || Market reports |

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In our latest report on Belgium, we find that the market is only growing slowly due to online restrictions following the implementation of the TPD. Online sales are banned, meaning sites can only offer in-store collection, and having...
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