17 January, 2017 - Market Reports |
Vape stores and e-cig kiosks in shopping malls look set to profit from Poland’s ban on online sales of e-cigarette products.
Vape stores and e-cig kiosks in shopping malls look set to profit from Poland’s ban on online sales of e-cigarette products.
We visited 17 vape stores throughout Spain in December 2016, interviewing managers and staff in Barcelona, Madrid, Murcia, Sevilla and Valencia. This is what we found.
Analysis of trends in the U.S. online e-cigarette market.
As part of our detailed analysis of the top five e-cigarette retailers in Russia, we look at how they fare online, and in particular a breakdown of their Internet traffic.
We take a detailed look at Russia’s five biggest e-cig retailers and compare how they fare both in their vape store chains and through their websites.
Due to a tax on e-liquids containing nicotine, most e-liquid bought in Portugal is nicotine free. Vapers are then adding nicotine separately to avoid increasing the price. However, a lot of sales are occurring across the border in Spain, which is having a large, negative impact on the Portuguese market.
What is a typical Italian vape store like, who are its typical customers, and what do they buy? We went out into the streets of Rome and Verona to find out.
Executive summary Vape store numbers increased 16% from 2015 to 2016. Vape store distribution is mostly explained by population. The five best-served states are: California Tennessee Oklahoma Texas Hawaii The five worst-served states are: Montana Iowa Vermont Maine West Virginia Equal access for the population to vape stores has improved by 1%. […]
Local e-liquid manufacturers, small vape stores and a culture of cloud chasing dominate a very small e-cig market in the Philippines, where traditional cigarettes are cheap and nearly half of all men smoke. But that could change with the entry of British American Tobacco into the unregulated market.
Executive summary Greece is experiencing something of a boom, with lots of shops opening. The Greek e-cigarette market experienced large growth in 2014, a slowdown in 2015 but growth this year again. We believe the current vaper population to be 200,000 and the market size to be $39million. Greek vapers prefer open system […]
A study on vapers’ behaviour patterns was carried out by ECigIntelligence between August and September 2016, asking the respondents about device and brand preferences and consumption.
We consider the very different approaches online e-cigarette retailers and e-liquid brands in the U.S. take to social media, and how this reflects the different roles of their Websites and the way customers use them.
This report is a brief overview of some of the key heated tobacco and hybrid products that are already on the market or are soon to be launched, including data on sales volumes and details of launch plans.
In this market report we look at how the German vaper population has grown by 30% in the past year. This looks set to continue next year, along with the continuing increase in the number of vaper stores. Online sales, meanwhile, are predominately being handled by just a few sites.
Executive summary We believe there are now 1670 vape shops in the UK. The regions with the highest number of specialist shops are Yorkshire and The Humber and northwest England. Growth in shop numbers over the past year has been highest in London (97%) and Scotland (105%). Brands with the most […]
The use of e-cigarettes is increasing in the UK and numbers of vapers have risen by 4% over the past year to reach 2.6m in 2016. There has been a major shift over the past two years from pre-filled cartridges to tank system devices,
In this report ECigIntelligence takes an in-depth look at the market in China. The world’s most highly populated country is for now a largely untapped potential market for e-cigarettes, despite most of the world’s vaping hardware being manufactured there. The prevalence of smoking among men, the cheapness of traditional cigarettes supplied by a state monopoly industry, and the lack of desire in most smokers to give up all contribute to resistance to switching to electronic devices.
In this report ECigIntelligence looks at France, a mature market but one with some interesting times ahead. There is a high rate of competition among vape stores, with one chain of shops going out of business earlier this year. Meanwhile, the tobacconists are lobbying for exclusive rights to the sale of nicotine products.
In this report ECigIntelligence looks at the state of the market in Italy – a market that is recovering following a crash in 2014. The Italian market is also seeing Big Tobacco firms moving in alongside the smaller local companies.
In this report ECigIntelligence takes an in-depth look at the market in Ukraine. The currently unregulated vape market appears to be growing again following the recent political turmoil. However, new rules are under discussion that would put e-cigarettes on the same level as traditional tobacco products.
ECigIntelligence looks at how the market in Russia is developing, including the growth in popularity of open system devices and the rise of a vaping culture. Our in-depth report provides detailed data on market size, retailing, market trends and pricing.
In this report, ECigIntelligence looks at how leading retailers dominate the UK’s online market for e-cigarette products. While the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is creating uncertainty in the market, we find that consumers don’t seem very loyal to particular Websites or brands.
ECigIntelligence analyses the seven leading e-cig brands in mainstream U.S. retail, aiming to understand and explain the factors that have led to their success in these channels. How do the best-known brands fare, and how have the market leaders achieved their success?
The e-cigarette market is highly undeveloped in India with an estimated 15,000-50,000 vapers. As the country is developing rapidly, it has the potential to grow but the market is complex and restricted.
Executive summary Market size is down, but tending to stabilise without further decline or growth in the near future. The number of daily vapers has shrunk; prices are lower too, and companies mentioned the difficulties of adapting to new regulations. The market is based on open system products, sold to experienced vapers […]
Introduction In May 2016, ECigIntelligence carried out a short survey of vape stores in the UK in order to investigate average turnover and product mix through this important channel, and to understand some of the non-quantitative factors behind the growth of the sector. Methodology The survey was carried out […]
Our analysis of the top five vape store chains in the U.S. reveals distinct patterns in geographical distribution, and offers some insight into how these chains are evolving against the background of a maturing industry.
In this report we look at Canada, a market-oriented, high-tech industrial society in the trillion-dollar class with high living standards. There are no federal laws related to e-cigarettes – despite calls to clarify a confused situation – so they are being regulated on provincial and municipal levels.
In this report we look at Sweden, an expanding market where further growth is expected into 2017, helped by the easing of certain aspects of regulation in the country due to implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive.
In this in-depth report we look at Norway, where use of e-cigs seems to have a strong health slant. Snus is highly prevalent in the country and is clearly entrenched competition to e-cigs, potentially meaning the cap on incidence could be lower than that seen in other European countries.
In this in-depth report we focus on Finland, a market we estimate to be worth roughly US $12 million, around 12% growth from 2014. We expect the market to growth further into 2017, helped by easing of regulation.
Executive summary For 2016 we estimate the Danish market to be roughly US $26 million, a slight decrease from our estimate in 2014, explained mostly by decreased average prices across product categories studied. We expect positive, but small growth into 2017. Our estimate for the vaper population in Denmark in mid-2016 […]
Executive summary We estimate the 2016 Belgian market to be worth around €33m. This is up from our 2015 estimate of €27m and puts Belgium’s market size at a similar level to that of Spain and Denmark. We expect further growth through 2016, helped by the loosening of product regulation after the […]
This methodology accompanies the recent report that reveals closed systems and dual use are widespread in the U.S. market. Executive summary The primary source for this market size estimate is a large study conducted in the fourth quarter of 2015. The study is based on a representative sample of the U.S. […]
An Excel spreadsheet with information on a further ten brands accompanies this report and can be downloaded here. Executive summary The five leading hardware brands in the U.S. are Aspire, Joyetech, Kangertech, Innokin, and SMOK. Vape shop retailers make an estimated 15% higher profit margin on mod sales compared to […]
Eleven of the European Union’s 28 member states will ban online e-cigarette sales as part of their implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). We explore the likely impacts.
This article summarises the results of ECigIntelligence’s analysis of 664 vape stores across Canada’s 13 provinces and three territories.
Information was gathered from two online sources and combined and merged into a single directory.
The number of products on the U.S. e-cigarette market will contract sharply after the new deeming regulations come into full effect, according to their architect the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – and its predictions suggest a sudden slowdown in innovation too.
Introduction From May 20th 2016, e-cig sales channels will be dramatically reduced in some European Union (EU) member states when the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) comes into force. This includes restrictions on distance sales, the imposition of age verification checks, licensing and registration of retailers, and limitations on retail outlets. […]
Executive summary We surveyed more than 2000 vapers in United States, the world’s largest e-cigarette market, to gauge their habits. The vast majority of vapers are dual users. Approximately one third of vapers use e-cigarettes on a daily basis, but daily use is highly dependent on the form factors. The market is equally […]
Executive summary Little seems to have changed in the Spanish market since our report in April 2015. The Spanish e-cigarette market is still slowly recovering from the crash experienced throughout 2014. We believe that the market ‘bottomed out’ in 2015, with small positive growth over the past year reported. Similar growth is expected […]
This report gives an overview of the Malaysian e-cigarette market, which is currently under huge pressure from government regulations. Various data collection methods were used, including online research, phone and face-to-face interviews to estimate the number of e-cig users, market size, distribution channel splits, form factors and price ranges for different product categories. More qualitative analysis was also conducted on Malaysia’s most popular online and offline brands.
Data for the online e-cig sector in the United States suggests a robust industry, and contrasts strongly with dwindling growth reported in traditional retail channels. Our in-depth report identifies the top vendors and analyses changes in leadership over time; looks at levels and drivers of traffic; and assesses key metrics for consumer engagement with online sellers of e-cigarettes and vapour products.
Executive summary The Mexican market is small, but with good growth potential. Retailing e-cigs requires a medical licence despite a recent court decision. Current vaping population is estimated at around 150,000 in a population of over 83million. 95% of distribution is online. More than 95% of users favour open systems. Regulatory uncertainty […]
ECigIntelligence’s evaluation of the interconnected value chains in the U.S. e-cigarette and vapour markets begins with the overly saturated, intensely competitive, and highly lucrative e-liquid segment. This report takes an overview of 2015 Vape Shop Index findings on the top revenue-generating e-liquid brands sold through bricks-and-mortar retail locations across the U.S.
Executive summary When the deeming regulation is finalised, current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for cigarettes will automatically apply to the vapour industry; this means e-cig manufacturers and distributors will immediately be subject to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) adulteration and misbranding enforcement provisions. Indiana is the first state to pass […]
The report examines the market of electronic cigarettes in the country with the highest tobacco smoking prevalence rate in Europe. The summary of the electronic cigarette market in Greece offers insight into the key metrics: market size, vaping adult population, form factors, distribution splits and most popular e-liquids. Qualitative and quantitative research methods were used to gather and analyse data, in addition to compiling key results from existing reports from third-party sources.
As we move into 2016, nearly half of the 28 member states of the European Union (EU) have made little apparent progress in transposing its Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into their national law – despite the May 2016 deadline. Who has achieved the most, who is lagging behind, what remains to be done, and how do the regulatory approaches of the member states differ?
ECigIntelligence’s Dan Irwin-Brown and Nikita Dzhain have compiled a fascinating report detailing the breadth of product available at UK online e-cigarette vendors, using a sample of over 1400 E-liquid products and more than 140 brands. Insight is given into factors such as the number of products available the top 5 multi-brand online vendors, how many […]
The report provides a comprehensive overview for the e-liquid products that are available in the top ten online vendors in the UK using a sample of over 1400 e-liquid products and more than 140 brands. Insight is given into factors such as the number of products available the top five multi-brand online vendors, how many products belong to specific flavour categories and countries of origin of these products. In addition, analysis is also made on the brand level showing how many products do e-liquid brands have and examples of how brands have different product ranges to appeal to different consumers.