Table 1

Global cigarette market share, major companies, 1991 and 2008

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Billion cigarettesShare of global market (%)Billion cigarettesShare of global market (%)
China National Tobacco Company (CNTC)168732.0214338.3
Philip Morris International64012.286915.5
Altria/Philip Morris USA1693.0
BAT (and Canada's Imperial and India's ITC)52910.183014.8
Japan Tobacco2755.261210.9
RJ Reynolds/Reynolds American1352.6901.6
Rothmans International1202.3*
Korea Tobacco and Ginseng (South Korea)901.71021.8
Bulgartabac (Bulgaria)801.5130.2
American Brands781.5*
Tekel (Turkey)581.1*
Tabacalera (Spain)571.1*
Eastern Tobacco (Egypt)541.0681.2
Reemtsma (Germany)531.0*
Seita (France)500.9*
AAMS (Italy)470.9*
Thailand Tobacco Monopoly380.7220.4
Imperial (UK)320.63295.9
Austria Tabak (SM)210.4*
  • * No longer in operation.

  • Now 40% owned by BAT and reported with BAT in this study.