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Manufacturers are showing they have faith in pod

28 March, 2017 - Market reports |

North America
United States
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

Pods are a new hardware category which aims to fill the gap in the U.S. market between the traditional products on offer. In this March 2017 report, we see that the key concept is to close the gap between easy-to-use products and high-performance ones: by improving the performance of lower-end products, and/or simplifying usability of high performing ones.
There is a divide in the category between higher power “pod mod” products with larger pre-filled pods, and lower power pods which offer extreme compactness. Pod hardware manufacturers are collaborating with well-known e-liquid manufacturers, with benefits for both sides.

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Sellers feeling the pinch under Hungary’s new regulatory regime

22 March, 2017 - Market reports |

EU
Europe
Hungary
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Market reports

ECigIntelligence looks at state of the e-cigarette market in Hungary following transposition of the European TPd and the imposition of the strictest regulatory regime in Europe, with online sales banned and bricks-and-mortar sales restricted to nationally registered tobacconists.

TPD changes look set to boost e-cig sales in Denmark

22 March, 2017 - Market reports |

Denmark
Europe
Market Research
Market reports

In 2016 the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came into force, and the compulsory pharmaceutical licensing of nicotine containing e-cigs and e-liquids ended. This means vape stores and other bricks-and-mortar retailers are now allowed to stock nicotine-containing products, which might increase the proportion of sales coming through this channel. In this March 2017 report on Denmark we look at the offline channel to see if it is has developed as it’s online counterpart has in terms of products on offer and prices.

Online tutorial: essential facts about e-cigarettes and the vaping market

12 March, 2017 - E-learning , Market reports |

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Specifically designed for professionals in any field who are new to the e-cig market, this course aims to give you a quick and easy introduction to vaping technology, the market, health issues, types of e-cigarette consumer, and the law on e-cigarettes.

Sales stay online as e-cig usage increases in Italy

21 February, 2017 - Market reports |

Europe
Italy
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

In our latest report on the Italian market, we see that online remained the largest e-cig sales channel in 2016, with a significant increase in traffic early last year reflecting an increased e-cig usage during this period. However, Italy’s leading online retailers have significantly less traffic than in comparable e-cig markets such as the UK and France – and like other e-cig markets, leading online retailers drive the majority of traffic in the sector.

Austria market offline and fragmented but still developing

9 February, 2017 - Market reports |

Austria
Europe
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
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In this ECigIntelligence report into the Austrian market, we find that an estimated 1.41% of the population are vapers. It is a highly fragmented industry, both in product preferences and distribution, and distribution is based on physical sales through vape stores and open system products.

Australia and New Zealand: personal imports lead the field

23 January, 2017 - Market reports |

Australasia
Australia
New Zealand
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

The sale of e-cigarettes containing nicotine is banned in both Australia and New Zealand. Though there is a grassroots move to change this, both markets are currently led by online imports for personal use.

E-liquid tax having negative impact on Portugal market

9 December, 2016 - Market reports |

Europe
Portugal
Spain
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

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.

U.S. vape stores: state and regional location patterns analysed

28 November, 2016 - Market reports |

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In this November 2016 analysis we focused on stores which we believed to be dedicated to vaping, the traditional definition of a vape store. The directories to a large extent are populated with these stores, however we cleaned the data of stores which were clearly tobacconists or other non-specialist stores.

Philippines: small, local suppliers dominate an unregulated market

23 November, 2016 - Market reports |

Asia
Philippines
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

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.

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Greece enjoys return to growth ahead of TPD deadline

23 November, 2016 - Market reports |

Europe
Greece
Market Research
Market reports

In this ECigIntelligence report, we find that two years on from the first period of strong growth, 2016 seems to have been a good year for the Greek e-cigarette market as it has experienced its second “boom”. Although the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has been implemented, local producers remain positive – presenting the Greek market as a market with huge potential.

Heat-not-burn products show rise in sales as more launches planned

15 November, 2016 - Market reports |

Asia
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Italy
Japan
Romania
Switzerland
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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.

German market expected to grow substantially again in 2017

8 November, 2016 - Market reports |

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Germany
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Marketing and Retailing
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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.

UK distribution: vape shops doing well, supermarkets still dominate

5 November, 2016 - Market reports |

England
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Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
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Market Research
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In the latest ECigIntelligence report into the UK market, we see that the growth in shop numbers over the past year has been highest in London (97%) and Scotland (105%). The top retailers offer a bigger range of e-cigarette than in other European countries and most of the top-selling e-cig brands sold in supermarkets or convenience stores are owned by tobacco giants.

UK market: vaping on the rise as tank systems take over

4 November, 2016 - Market reports |

England
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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,

China: a market with massive potential but unusual challenges

4 November, 2016 - Market reports |

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China
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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.

France: mature, competitive market dominated by open systems

3 November, 2016 - Market reports |

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France
Ukraine
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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.

Italy: price drop helps to triple vaping population

2 November, 2016 - Market reports |

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Italy
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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.

Ukraine: market recovering from decline, but new legislation looms

26 October, 2016 - Market reports |

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Ukraine
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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.

Russia: market growth as buyers move toward open systems

25 October, 2016 - Market reports |

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Russia
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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.

UK online retail: top brands hold their positions despite low loyalty

24 October, 2016 - Market reports |

England
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Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
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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.

How top U.S. e-cig brands succeed in traditional channels

27 September, 2016 - Market reports |

Alabama
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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?

Report: Netherlands market shrinks but promises stability

1 September, 2016 - Market reports |

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Europe
Netherlands
Market Research
Market reports

    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 […]

Survey reveals importance of location for UK vape shops

10 August, 2016 - Market reports |

England
EU
Europe
Northern Ireland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Wales
Market Research
Market reports

    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 […]

U.S. vape stores: how the top five chains compare

28 June, 2016 - Market reports |

Florida
Massachusetts
Missouri
North America
North Carolina
Texas
United States
Companies
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

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.

Sharp increase in Canadian vaper numbers and sales

27 June, 2016 - Market reports |

Canada
North America
Market Research
Market reports

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.

Sweden can expect post-TPD e-cig growth

17 June, 2016 - Market reports |

EU
Europe
Sweden
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Market reports

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.

Norway sees steady e-cig growth despite competition

17 June, 2016 - Market reports |

Europe
Norway
Market Research
Market reports

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.

Finland growth thanks to regulatory easing

17 June, 2016 - Market reports |

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Europe
Finland
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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.

Denmark vaper population stalls; light growth expected

15 June, 2016 - Market reports |

Denmark
EU
Europe
Market Research
Market reports

      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 […]

Belgium: growth seen continuing despite online sales ban

10 June, 2016 - Market reports |

Belgium
EU
Europe
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Market reports

      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 […]

U.S. market size: how we calculated the key numbers

3 June, 2016 - Market reports |

North America
United States
Market Research
Market reports

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. […]

Hardware top tier: leading U.S. mod and tank brands profiled

27 May, 2016 - Market reports |

North America
United States
Market Research
Market reports

    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 […]

Distance sales bans set to transform a €140m online market

20 May, 2016 - Market reports |

Austria
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Europe
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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.