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  October 25th, 2021 | Written by

Poland’s Cigarette Exports Skyrocket to Record $4B

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IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘Poland – Cigarettes – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

Poland is the world’s largest supplier of cigarettes, accounting for 18% of global exports. In 2020, Poland’s cigarette supplies jumped by +14% y-o-y to $4B, reaching the highest level ever. In physical terms, Poland increased cigarette exports twofold in the past decade. In value terms, supplies abroad soared threefold since 2010. Germany remains the largest importer of cigarettes from Poland. German purchases spiked from $0.9B in 2019 to 1.4B in 2020. The average cigarette export price grew by +3.5% y-o-y to $20,824 per tonne in 2020. 

Poland’s Cigarette Exports by Country

Poland remains the world’s largest supplier of cigarettes, accounting for 18% of global export volume. Cigarette exports from Poland amounted to 192K tonnes in 2020, rising by +10% against 2019. In value terms, cigarette exports expanded by +14.3% y-o-y to $4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

Germany (55K tonnes) was the main destination for cigarette exports from Poland, with a 29% share of total exports. Moreover, cigarette exports to Germany exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, the UK (20K tonnes), threefold. The Netherlands occupied the third position in this ranking (17K tonnes), with a 9% share.

In value terms, Germany ($1.4B) remains the key foreign market for cigarette exports from Poland, comprising 34% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Italy ($395M), with a 9.9% share of total exports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with an 8.6% share.

In 2020, the average annual growth rate in terms of value supplied to Germany stood at +46.2%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual growth rates: Italy (-3.1% per year) and the Netherlands (-26.8% per year).

The average cigarette export price stood at $20,824 per tonne in 2020, picking up by +3.5% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices for the major overseas markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Belgium ($34,439 per tonne), while the average price for exports to France ($11,472 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Saudi Arabia, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform