Heated tobacco usage in South Korea: a consumer survey

6th June 2018 | Market reports |

Asia
South Korea
Heated tobacco
Market Research
Market reports

In this in-depth market report, we examine closely the results of a survey conducted by ECigIntelligence into the habits and opinions of heated tobacco (HnB) users in a growing and competitive South Korean market

Open systems dominate: British Columbia market report

25th May 2018 | Market reports |

Canada
North America
Market Research
Market reports

In our look at British Columbia we find open system products dominate, taking up 85% of the market. However, as closed type pod kits have now became available, we expect the share of closed system to increase

South Korea heated tobacco market dominated by IQOS

13th April 2018 | Market reports |

Asia
South Korea
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

ECigIntelligence returns to look at South Korea, where the heated tobacco market emerged in in 2017 when PMI launched IQOS — a move that was followed by the launches of both Glo and Lil

IQOS versus Glo: the heated tobacco market in Russia

5th April 2018 | Market reports |

Russia
Heated tobacco
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

Two heated tobacco brands have been launched in Russia by Big Tobacco: IQOS from PMI and BAT’s Glo. And all the signs are that the products are gradually gaining in interest and popularity in one of the world’s largest tobacco markets

Online sales thrive despite ban: Quebec market report

20th February 2018 | Market reports |

Canada
North America
Heated tobacco
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

In our latest look at Canada we focus on Quebec, where the e-cig industry is subject to strict regulations. There is no country-wide regulation as yet, but this looks set to change with Bill S-5

Facing a taxing future: Russia vape store survey

22nd January 2018 | Market reports |

Russia
Market Research
Retail
Market reports

Our latest survey of vape stores in Russia looks at the revenue shares attributed to the best-selling e-cigarette hardware and e-liquids, and sounds out store managers on how optimistic they are in the shadow of rising taxes

Ontario report: Open systems dominate but new legislation looms

19th December 2017 | Market reports |

Canada
North America
Market Research
Regulation and Legislation
Market reports

In our latest look at Canada, we find that open system products dominate, taking up approximately 85% of the Ontario market, with a high prevalence of basic models. Most sales come through the offline channel, and we believe there are around 400 vape stores in Ontario, predominantly independents. Online analysis found 12 out 20 top national websites operate from Ontario. Furthermore, Ontario is the home province for multiple Canadian e-liquid brands. A new bill – The Smoke-Free Ontario Act –  will provide a very restrictive legal framework. We believe this bill will have a negative impact on the growth and development of e-cig market.

Modular devices dominate in Russia, but tax rise yet to reach consumer

24th November 2017 | Market reports |

Russia
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

We consider the Russian market to be focused on modular devices, with over three quarters of all hardware products stocked on the top five websites being mods or replacement parts. The most common bottle size for e-liquids was 30ml, while the top five online retailers mainly stocked e-liquids with prices below the average. Atmose was found to be the most visible e-liquid brand, while the most stocked hardware brands were Joyeshop, Eleaf, Wismec and Smok.

Japan takes the lead – but is heated tobacco equally hot everywhere?

10th November 2017 | Market reports |

Asia
Japan
Russia
Heated tobacco
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Technology and Innovation
Market reports

Web traffic has a strong correlation to sales and sales growth of the consummables inside heated tobacco products. The analysis of web traffic data therefore gives us a good indication of the direction of movement of the category and the likely growth going forwards. This report aims to gauge the success of heated tobacco products by analysing traffic to the manufacturers’ websites.

Colombia market report: the future is bright

1st September 2017 | Market reports |

Colombia
South America
Market Research
Marketing and Retailing
Policy and Politics
Market reports

Very small market size but the future outlook is positive.
Highly fragmented in all respects.
There’s a small amount of vapers but numbers are expected to grow as product awareness increases.

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

16th August 2017 | Market reports |

Canada
North America
Market Research
Market reports

        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 become the first federal law on vapour products, unifying the current diverse regulatory framework, establishing a new […]

Malaysia: tough regulation stifles market growth

10th August 2017 | Market reports |

Asia
Malaysia
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Market reports

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 focused on hobbyists and dominated by open system e-cigs, with most vapers using advanced mods with digital screens.

Japan market fragmented with sales concentrated online

15th June 2017 | Market reports |

Asia
Japan
Heated tobacco
Marketing and Retailing
Market reports

        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, with iQOS leading the market for heated tobacco. Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes require a pharmaceutical licence. However, importing for […]

Spanish focus group highlights lack of brand loyalty among vapers

14th June 2017 | Market reports |

Market Research
Market reports

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, their hardware and e-liquids’ preferences, as well as, their purchase channels.

Regulation results in a limited market in Mexico

5th June 2017 | Market reports |

Mexico
North America
Marketing and Retailing
Regulation and Legislation
Market reports

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 dominate.