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The Tobacco Industry in South Africa 2024

Gary Philips | South Africa | 19 January 2024

The Tobacco Industry in South Africa 2021

Gary Phillips | South Africa | 25 August 2021

The Tobacco Industry in South Africa 2019

Nina Shand | South Africa | 05 July 2019

The Tobacco Industry in South Africa 2018

Nina Shand | South Africa | 26 March 2018

The Tobacco Industry in South Africa 2015

Juliet Gebbie | South Africa | 10 November 2015

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Report Coverage

This report on the tobacco and tobacco products industry includes information on tobacco farming and processing, cigarette manufacturing and tobacco, e-cigarettes, and tobacco heating products. There is comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, major manufacturers, distributors and brands, the effects of a large and growing illicit industry, notable players, trade in tobacco leaf and manufactured products, and influencing factors including health and environmental issues and innovation. There are profiles of 28 companies including major international players such as JT International, British American Tobacco and Philip Morris, major players in the local market such as Gold Leaf and Carnilinx, green tobacco leaf processor LTP and vape companies such as Vape Africa, Vaperite and the Vape Studio.

Introduction

• South Africa’s tobacco industry is facing enormous challenges from an illicit cigarette market that entrenched itself during the five-month tobacco sales ban in 2020.
• Illicit sales of cheaper cigarettes appear to occupy over half of the market and duties are collected on less than half of all cigarettes sold.
• Low revenue and volumes have resulted in a dramatic drop off in demand for tobacco leaf, causing the exit of many tobacco farmers from the industry.
• Competition has increased in the e-cigarette market, which is shifting from refillable cartridge and tank devices to cheaper, disposable units.
• Tobacco products and vape companies are concerned that legislation bringing e-cigarettes into the regulatory and tax net will destroy the industry.
• Industry players say intensifying tobacco controls in an environment of a large illicit economy will entrench illicit sales rather than discourage tobacco use.

Trends

• Closed, disposable vape devices are driving growth and the biggest part of the e-cigarette market.
• E-liquids became subject to excise duties from mid-2023.
• Illicit cigarette sales have increased and dominate the market.
• Increased competition among vape companies is leading to reduced prices.
• The number of smokers in South Africa appears to be increasing.
• There is declining demand for, and planting of, tobacco leaf, especially by small contract farmers.
• Vape companies incorporating CBD flavours into e-liquid.

Opportunities

• The arrival of new vape products and retailers show there is opportunity in the market.
• The vape market is growing.

Challenges

• Illicit tobacco sales are entrenched in the market.
• Proposed new tobacco controls legislation will significantly impact tobacco and vape companies.

Outlook

• The rapid growth of illicit cigarettes and looming stricter tobacco marketing controls mean the outlook for the industry is far from positive.
• The industry fears that increased excise duties will further entrench the illicit economy.
• A key factor is whether alleged widespread practices of tax avoidance will be addressed.
• The vape market is growing strongly, but excise duties introduced in 2023 and proposed regulation is causing concern about profitability.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 7
2.3. Size of the Industry 8
3. LOCAL 12
3.1. State of the Industry 12
3.2. Key Trends 15
3.3. Key Issues 16
3.4. Notable Players 16
3.5. Trade 18
3.6. Corporate Actions 23
3.7. Tobacco Controls and Regulations 23
3.8. Enterprise Development and Social Development 25
4. AFRICA 26
5. INTERNATIONAL 30
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 35
6.1. Unforeseen Events 35
6.2. Economic Environment 36
6.3. Labour 37
6.4. The Growth of the Illicit Market 39
6.5. Health and Environmental Issues 39
6.6. Technology, R&D, Innovation 41
6.7. Input Costs 42
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 42
7.1. Competition 42
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 43
7.3. Barriers to Entry 43
8. INDUSTRY SUMMARY 44
9. OUTLOOK 44
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 45
11. REFERENCES 45
11.1. Publications 45
11.2. Websites 47
APPENDIX 1 48
Summary of Notable Players 48
COMPANY PROFILES 53
Afroberg Tobacco Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd 53
Amalgamated Tobacco Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd 55
Best Tobacco Company (Pty) Ltd 57
Bewolk Industries (Pty) Ltd 58
British American Tobacco South Africa (Pty) Ltd 59
Carnilinx (Pty) Ltd 62
Flue Cured Tobacco Research Company (RF) NPC 64
Folha Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd 65
Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation (Pty) Ltd 66
Home of Cut Rag (Pty) Ltd 68
IMPTOB South Africa (Pty) Ltd 70
JT International South Africa (Pty) Ltd 71
Leonard Dingler (Pty) Ltd 73
Limpopo Tobacco Processors (Pty) Ltd 75
Lowveld Agri Research and Support Services (Pty) Ltd 77
OTP Distributors (Pty) Ltd 78
Pacific Cigarette Company (Pty) Ltd (The) 80
Philip Morris South Africa (Pty) Ltd 81
Smokey Treats (Pty) Ltd 83
Tobacco Producer Development (Pty) Ltd 84
Twisp (Pty) Ltd 85
Universal Leaf South Africa (Pty) Ltd 86
Van Erkoms Tabakke (Pty) Ltd 87
Vape Africa (Pty) Ltd 89
Vape Manufacturing and Distribution (Pty) Ltd 91
Vape Studio (Pty) Ltd (The) 93
Vapeboratories (Pty) Ltd 94
Vaperite (Pty) Ltd 95

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the South African tobacco and tobacco products industry and contains comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, trade, corporate actions and regulations. It includes information on the major players in manufacture and retail, the rapidly-growing illicit market, e-cigarettes and health and environmental concerns. There are profiles of 24 companies including major players such as British American Tobacco, JT International and Philip Morris, e-cigarette companies such as Vape Manufacturing and Distribution and Limpopo Tobacco Processors, South Africa’s only green leaf processor.

Introduction

The tobacco and tobacco products industry, calculated to be contributing about R31bn to the South African economy in 2021 and employing around 14,000 people, is under strain. After more than a decade of pressure from a mix of increasing government tobacco controls, a growing illicit cigarette economy and changing consumer attitudes towards smoking, in 2020 the industry was subjected to the shock of a twenty-week prohibition on the sale of all raw tobacco leaf, processed tobacco and all manufactured tobacco products under coronavirus lockdown measures. Entering 2021 having lost huge market share to illicit cigarette sales, the tobacco industry was faced with an 8% increase in excise duties for tobacco products and announcements of renewed government efforts to finalise further tobacco controls. The industry believes the new controls would put further pressure on it without addressing the mushrooming problem of illicit cigarette sales. The proposed new controls also include regulating and taxing e-cigarettes for the first time in South Africa. This has concerned the vaping industry and the major tobacco manufacturers that have begun investing in these “next generation products” as alternative growth markets. While tobacco product manufacturers have some options available to respond, such as investing in next generation products, growing export markets or importing cheaper inputs, the tobacco leaf farming and processing industry does not. It is hugely dependent on the downstream market structure succeeding. Having experienced extensive contraction and consolidation when tobacco leaf marketing was liberalised in the mid-1990s, the farming and processing industries have rebuilt to a measure with support from British American Tobacco South Africa (BATSA) and agricultural services company Afgri. However, around 90% of locally-farmed and -processed tobacco leaf is sold to BATSA, leaving upstream farmers and the country’s only remaining green leaf processor exposed to risks in downstream market dynamics and without any serious alternatively identified value chains. All players in the industry are united in the belief that addressing the illicit cigarette economy is the key factor to improving the industry’s future prospects. With the revival of the South African Revenue Service’s (Sars) capacity to investigate and prosecute illicit product sellers – and renewed interest in applying policy instruments provided by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products – there is a possibility for a fresh state-led endeavour to protect and develop the industry. Relations within the industry, and between the industry and government, are filled with hostility, however, with accusation and counter-accusation prevailing, particularly around allegations of participation in the illicit economy and questioning of commitment to see the illicit economy eliminated.

Strengths

• Markets for farmers are secured through Limpopo Tobacco Processor’s supply relationship to British American Tobacco South Africa.
• Support is provided to farmers, especially small farmers.
• The addictive nature of nicotine secures demand for tobacco products.
• There has been substantial investment in the sales and distribution network.
• Tobacco farming is labour-intensive.

Weaknesses

• Domination of the local market by one big player.
• Sector is tainted by a history of corruption, tax avoidance and participation by some in the illicit economy.
• Tobacco is associated with major health risks, including cancer.

Opportunities

• Development of smallscale tobacco farmers.
• Next generation heat-not-burn and e-cigarette products, especially in importing, wholesale and retail.
• Proximity to markets in Africa that may introduce anti-smoking measures more slowly than other regions.

Threats

• Declining local market.
• Growth in illicit trade.
• Increased regulation by government including plain packaging regulations.
• Increasing excise duties.
• Reduced consumer spending as a result of depressed economic conditions.
• Regulation and taxing of e-cigarettes under new tobacco controls

Outlook

South Africa’s tobacco and tobacco products industry is a well-established, mature industry that has been through significant challenges and changes in the last thirty years. The towering presence of BATSA throughout the value-chain has led to investment and development in upstream aspects of the industry, rescuing tobacco processing and providing opportunity for small leaf growers. Meanwhile, small South African manufacturers have firmly established themselves despite the near monopoly conditions at the time of their emergence just over a decade ago. The industry’s next-generation product markets are also showing strong progress through investments by BATSA, Philip Morris and others. This resilience has been shown in the face of rapidly-increasing excise duties and non-price tobacco controls, the damage of the growing illicit economy and the shock of the coronavirus lockdown sales prohibition. Future challenges, however, remain enormous. Proposed tighter tobacco controls, including the proposed regulation and taxing of e-cigarettes, the strengthened hand of the illicit economy after the sales prohibition, South Africa’s disrupted economic recovery in 2021 and a declining cigarette market all conspire to work against the industry. The development of consumer wealth in South Africa is vital for the growth of premium-priced next-generation products which would otherwise be considered unaffordable. The market is already dominated by BATSA. The most critical issue for the industry, however, is the successful combatting of the illicit economy. Much hangs on the implementation of a track-and-trace system and much hope lies in seeing it achieve the successes noted in Kenya. Until then, it is one of the biggest threats facing the industry. If the less welcome future scenarios materialise, multinational companies in the industry will exercise options afforded to them through their global investments to restructure their operations and navigate marketing under the stringent tobacco controls with experience they’ve gained in other countries. Farmers, processors and local manufacturers, however, will need to work hard to develop their options. Accessing export opportunities in Africa’s growing tobacco leaf and tobacco product markets will become vital.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 2
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 8
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 16
4.1. Local 16
4.1.1. British American Tobacco South Africa 17
4.1.2. Tobacco Control and Regulations 20
4.1.3. Trade 24
4.1.4. Corporate Actions 34
4.1.5. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 35
4.2. Continental 36
4.3. International 40
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 47
5.1. Coronavirus 47
5.2. Economic Environment 49
5.3. The Growth of the Illicit Market 51
5.4. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 55
5.5. Health and Environmental Concerns 57
5.6. Labour 58
6. COMPETITION 63
6.1. Barriers to Entry 64
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 64
8. OUTLOOK 65
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 66
10. REFERENCES 66
10.1. Publications 66
10.2. Websites 69
APPENDIX 1 70
Summary Of Notable Players 70
ORGANOGRAM – MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS 75
ORGANOGRAM – WHOLESALE TRADE IN TOBACCO PRODUCTS 77
COMPANY PROFILES 79
AFROBERG TOBACCO MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 79
AMALGAMATED TOBACCO MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 80
BEST TOBACCO COMPANY (PTY) LTD 82
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 83
CARNILINX (PTY) LTD 86
FLUE CURED TOBACCO RESEARCH COMPANY (RF) NPC 88
FOLHA MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 89
GOLD LEAF TOBACCO CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 90
HOME OF CUT RAG (PTY) LTD 92
IMPTOB SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 94
JT INTERNATIONAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 95
LEONARD DINGLER (PTY) LTD 97
LIMPOPO TOBACCO PROCESSORS (PTY) LTD 99
LOWVELD AGRI RESEARCH AND SUPPORT SERVICES (PTY) LTD 101
OTP DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 102
PACIFIC CIGARETTE COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 104
PHILIP MORRIS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 106
TOBACCO PRODUCER DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 108
TWISP (PTY) LTD 109
UNIVERSAL LEAF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 110
VAN ERKOMS TABAKKE (PTY) LTD 111
VAPE AFRICA (PTY) LTD 113
VAPE MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION (PTY) LTD 115
VAPERITE (PTY) LTD 117

Report Coverage

This report covers the tobacco manufacturing industry, including the size and state of the industry and the factors that influence it. These include detailed descriptions of proposed legislation, the illicit tobacco trade and the e-cigarette market. There are profiles of 16 companies including British American Tobacco South Africa which is estimated to hold 74% of the legal market and 22 out of around 30 brands. There are also profiles of Philip Morris, with leading brands Marlboro and Chesterfield, and its subsidiary Leonard Dingler, which manufactures products such as pipe tobacco and snuff. Other profiles include Limpopo Tobacco Processors, the biggest single supplier of tobacco leaves to local buyers.

Introduction

The report focuses on the manufacture of tobacco in South Africa, an industry that is estimated to be worth close to R30bn and supported by nearly 8 million adult tobacco users. While the number of legally-declared cigarettes declined more than 20% between 2013 and 2018, according to industry sources the illegal trade grew to 33% of the total market in 2018. The industry has been a significant contributor to the government purse, although this has dropped over the past five years due to a decrease in the number of declared cigarettes, losing the fiscus an estimated R8bn in taxes per year. The rampant illicit trade in cigarettes is blamed for the reduction in cigarette sales volumes for multinational tobacco companies. This has also meant small leaf orders to farmers over the past two years. Another key issue facing the industry is government’s plans to further tighten legislation with regard to smoking and the introduction of plain packaging.

Strengths

• In general there are good relations between tobacco growers and manufacturers.
• Smoking is addictive so there is steady demand for product.
• There has been substantial investment in the sales and distribution network of the tobacco industry.
• Tobacco farming is highly labour-intensive.

Weaknesses

• Domination of the local market by one big player.
• Sector is tainted by corruption and bribery.
• Tobacco is associated with major health risks, including cancer.

Opportunities

• Development of small-scale tobacco farmers.
• Heat-not-burn and e-cigarettes.
• Proximity to markets in Africa that may introduce anti-smoking measures more slowly than other regions.

Threats

• Declining local market.
• Growth in the illicit trade.
• Increase in consumers switching to heat-not-burn and e-cigarettes.
• Increased regulation by government including plain packaging regulations.
• Increasing excise duties.
• Reduced consumer spending as a result of depressed economic conditions.

Outlook

Anticipated regulatory changes will have a significant impact on the tobacco manufacturing industry. Sales will be restricted by the proposed ban on the public display of tobacco products by retailers, ban of smoking in public and the plain packaging requirements. The regulations will exacerbate the declining sales seen in developed countries as a result of health concerns. Tobacco companies will need to focus on markets in developing countries where there are poor tobacco controls and markers are unregulated. Cigarette consumption in Africa is rising, making the continent an attractive destination for tobacco companies. Locally, cigarette sales volumes are expected to remain stagnant. Although cigarette companies have begun to acquire e-cigarette and vaping brands, e-cigarette sales in South Africa are not expected to have much impact on conventional cigarette sales as they remain unaffordable for the vast majority of the country’s smokers.

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Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4.1. Local 8
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 11
4.1.2. Regulations 12
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 14
4.2. Continental 16
4.3. International 19
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 23
5.1. Economic Environment 23
5.2. Health Concerns 24
5.3. Proposals to Ban the Growing of Tobacco 25
5.4. Regulations 25
5.5. Illicit Trade 26
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 28
5.7. Labour 30
5.8. Environmental Concerns 32
6. COMPETITION 33
6.1. Barriers to Entry 34
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 35
8. OUTLOOK 36
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 36
10. REFERENCES 36
10.1. Publications 36
10.2. Websites 37
APPENDIX 1 39
Summary of Notable Players 39
COMPANY PROFILES 44
AFROBERG TOBACCO MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 44
AMALGAMATED TOBACCO MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 45
BEST TOBACCO COMPANY (PTY) LTD 47
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 48
CARNILINX (PTY) LTD 51
FOLHA MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 53
GOLD LEAF TOBACCO CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 54
HOME OF CUT RAG (PTY) LTD 56
JT INTERNATIONAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 58
LEONARD DINGLER (PTY) LTD 60
LIMPOPO TOBACCO PROCESSORS (PTY) LTD 62
OTP DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 64
PHILIP MORRIS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 66
PROTOBAC (PTY) LTD 68
UNIVERSAL LEAF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 69
VAN ERKOMS TABAKKE (PTY) LTD 71

Report Coverage

The report on the South African tobacco industry describes current conditions and factors influencing the success of the industry, including government plans to further tighten legislation and the introduction of plain packaging. The negative effect of the severe drought and exceedingly hot temperatures in some areas as well as the continued illicit trafficking of cigarettes are also discussed. The report profiles 15 companies, including the three major players and smaller players such as Folha Manufacturers and Afroberg Tobacco Manufacturing. Also profiled is Gauteng-based Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation which announced in 2017 that it planned to set up a US$1.5m plant in Harare, Zimbabwe within two years.

Introduction

The report focuses on the manufacture of tobacco in South Africa, an industry that is estimated to be worth R28.8bn supported by 8.2 million adult tobacco users. It is a significant contributor to the government purse, paying more than R16.6bn in excise duty and VAT in the 2016/2017 marketing season. A key issue facing the industry continues to be government plans to further tighten legislation with regard to smoking and the introduction of plain packaging. Although the consumption of legal products has declined 30% over the past ten years, the illegal trafficking of cigarettes continues to plague the industry. Illicit trafficking is estimated at 23% of the tobacco industry and costs the economy R4bn.

Strengths

• In general, good relations exist between tobacco growers and manufacturers.
• There has been substantial investment in the sales and distribution network of the tobacco industry.
• Tobacco farming is highly labour-intensive.

Weaknesses

• Domination of the local market by one big player.
• Sector is tainted by corruption and bribery.
• Tobacco is associated with major health risks, including cancer.

Opportunities

• Acquisition of e-cigarette and vaping brands.
• Development of small-scale tobacco farmers.
• Proximity to markets in Africa that may introduce anti-smoking measures more slowly than other regions.

Threats

• Declining local market.
• Decreasing area under tobacco cultivation as the WHO plans to phase out tobacco farming.
• Growth in the illicit trade.
• Increased regulation by government including plain packaging regulations.
• Increasing excise duties.
• Reduced consumer spending as a result of general depressed economic conditions.

Outlook

Declining sales of cigarettes in developed companies are likely to be compensated for by increased sales in developing countries, as population growth and the levels of disposable income increase in these areas. Locally, cigarette sales in terms of quantities sold are expected to continue to decline, and additional restrictions on packaging are likely to be introduced in the near future. Other anticipated regulatory changes such as cigarettes no longer being publicly displayed by retailers are designed to further restrict sales and there is concern that the impending legislation could exacerbate the already high levels of illicit trade. Although cigarette companies have begun to acquire e-cigarette and vaping brands, e-cigarette sales in South Africa are not expected to have much impact on conventional cigarette sales as they remain unaffordable for the vast majority of the country’s smokers.

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Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 12
4.1. Local 12
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 15
4.1.2. Regulations 15
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 17
4.2. Continental 19
4.3. International 21
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 24
5.1. Economic Environment 24
5.2. Health Concerns 25
5.3. Proposals to Ban the Growing of Tobacco 25
5.4. Regulations 26
5.5. Illicit Trade 27
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 28
5.7. Labour 30
5.8. Environmental Concerns 31
6. COMPETITION 33
6.1. Barriers to Entry 34
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 34
8. OUTLOOK 35
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 35
10. REFERENCES 36
10.1. Publications 36
10.2. Websites 36
COMPANY PROFILES 38
AFROBERG TOBACCO MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 38
AMALGAMATED TOBACCO MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 39
BEST TOBACCO COMPANY (PTY) LTD 41
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 42
CARNILINX (PTY) LTD 45
FOLHA MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 47
GOLD LEAF TOBACCO CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 48
HOME OF CUT RAG (PTY) LTD 50
JT INTERNATIONAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 51
LEONARD DINGLER (PTY) LTD 53
LIMPOPO TOBACCO PROCESSORS (PTY) LTD 55
OTP DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 57
PHILIP MORRIS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 59
PROTOBAC (PTY) LTD 61
UNIVERSAL LEAF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 62
VAN ERKOMS TABAKKE (PTY) LTD 64

Report Coverage

The report on the South African tobacco industry describes the current market and developments in the e-cigarette sector and focuses on factors influencing the success of the industry. The report profiles ten companies, including the dominant British American Tobacco, which manufactures 27 billion cigarettes per annum for the domestic and international markets and has a local market share of approximately 85%. Also profiled is local company, Carnilinx (Pty) Ltd t/a CTC, which manufactures a number of less expensive brands, and Philip Morris South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of well-known brands, Chesterfield and Marlboro.

Introduction

This report focuses on the South African tobacco industry, which is worth R29bn, contributes more than R12bn in excise duty and VAT per annum and is supported by about 7.7 million tobacco users, 6.3 million of whom smoke cigarettes. The local industry which is dominated by one main manufacturer is finding itself under increasing pressure. One of the key issues facing the tobacco industry is tightening legislation with regard to smoking, with the government aiming to introduce further restrictions in the next few years. In addition, illegal trafficking of cigarettes is placing the industry under pressure both locally and internationally. In South Africa, illicit trading is estimated to account for 23% of the tobacco market.

Strengths

• There has been substantial investment in the sales and distribution network of the tobacco industry.
• Tobacco farming is highly labour-intensive.

Weaknesses

• Domination of the local market by one big player.
• Tobacco is associated with major health risks, including cancer.

Opportunities

• Development of small-scale farmers growing tobacco.
• New innovations, such as e-cigarettes.
• Proximity to markets in Africa that may introduce anti-smoking measures more slowly than other regions.

Threats

• Decreasing area under tobacco cultivation and the WHO plans to phase out tobacco farming.
• Illicit trafficking.
• Increasing costs associated with greater regulations.
• Land reform disputes could have an impact on tobacco farming in the country.
• Reduced consumer spending.
• South African government is keen on plain packaging regulations.

Outlook

In terms of tobacco farming in South Africa, this sector of the industry is facing a number of uncertainties including erratic weather conditions, rising production costs, unreliable electricity supply and uncertainty around the issue of land reform. Cigarette sales in terms of quantities sold are expected to continue to decline, and additional restrictions on packaging are likely to be introduced in the near future, particularly with regard to plain packaging. Although the acquisition of e-cigarette brands by cigarette companies has taken place globally, this has not yet been the case in South Africa and e-cigarette sales are not expected to have much impact on conventional cigarette sales, as they remain unaffordable for the vast majority of South African smokers. Internationally, declining sales of cigarettes in developed companies are being compensated for by an increase in developing countries, as population growth and the levels of disposable income increase. Tightening regulation of the industry, as well as increased taxation, continues to place pressure on the industry, and the emphasis for tobacco manufacturers is likely to continue to be on the development of potentially healthier tobacco alternatives such as e-cigarettes.

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R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $104.58 (USD)*

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R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 73.21 (USD)*

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R 20 000.00(ZAR) estimated $1100.87 (USD)*

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R 6 500.00(ZAR) estimated $357.78 (USD)*

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The Tobacco Industry in South Africa 2019-07-05

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $104.58 (USD)*

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R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $104.58 (USD)*

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4.1. Local 8
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 10
4.1.2. Regulations 11
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 12
4.2. Continental 12
4.3. International 13
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 15
5.1. Economic Environment 15
5.2. Health Concerns 15
5.3. Proposals to Ban the Growing of Tobacco 16
5.4. Illicit Trafficking 16
5.5. Regulations 17
5.6. Technology 18
5.7. Research and Development (R&D) 19
5.8. Innovation 19
5.9. Labour Resources 20
5.10. Environmental Concerns 22
6. COMPETITION 23
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 24
8. OUTLOOK 24
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 25
10. REFERENCES 25
10.1. Publications, Podcasts and Youtube 25
10.2. Websites 26
COMPANY PROFILES 27
AMALGAMATED TOBACCO MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 27
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 29
CARNILINX (PTY) LTD 32
GOLD LEAF TOBACCO CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 34
JT INTERNATIONAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 36
LEONARD DINGLER (PTY) LTD 38
OTP DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 40
PHILIP MORRIS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 42
UNIVERSAL LEAF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 44
VAN ERKOMS TABAKKE (PTY) LTD 46