Market size (billion sticks): 46.7
Let’s start the list of the top 15 countries with highest cigarette consumption in the world with the smallest market, Spain. Spanish cigarette market has been pretty flat in the last couple of years, despite the economic growth. Similar to many European countries, the cigarette market continues to be severely affected by sales of contraband cigarettes that are smuggled from countries that are outside the EU and have much lower prices. According to Euromonitor International, nearly 90% of the cigarette market is dominated by three big tobacco companies which are present on the market through their subsidiaries: Philip Morris Spain, Altadis (a subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco), and Japan Tobacco International Iberia.