The Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry is in decline due to falling consumption, increasing regulation, declining enterprise and establishment numbers, and a persistent decline in industry revenue. Smoking rates are falling in Australia due to rising public concern about the health risks of smoking, rising prices and anti-smoking campaigns designed to reduce the appeal of tobacco products. Increasing legislation prohibiting the consumption of tobacco products in public places, retail display bans, the introduction of plain packaging and rising excise taxes are factors plaguing the entire tobacco industry including wholesalers.
The Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry includes businesses that purchase tobacco products from the manufacturers and then distribute them to retailers such as specialist tobacconists, supermarkets and convenience stores. The industry also includes cigarette manufacturer-owned wholesaling businesses.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.