Page 4: National and provincial/territorial tobacco sales data 2017

Cigar sales

Since 2001, tobacco companies have been required by the Tobacco Reporting Regulations to provide Health Canada with reports on sales of tobacco products.

There are three important factors to consider when using these data:

  1. The data are subject to ongoing revision due to re-submissions by tobacco companies and/or audits by Health Canada.
  2. Sales represent shipments to wholesalers or retailers in a province/territory. Sales totals may not be representative of tobacco consumption for that province/territory.
  3. In certain cases, provincial/territorial sales were not reportable due to a limited number of companies active in that market. In these cases, the data were merged into a larger geographical grouping.

Cigar sales in Canada from 2001-2017

Cigar sales in Canada from 2001-2017.
Year Units of cigars
2001 206,446,214
2002 211,603,074
2003 241,528,822
2004 303,517,287
2005 354,536,247
2006 439,888,210
2007 602,766,356
2008 604,684,827
2009 649,687,094
2010 556,069,737
2011 457,026,608
2012 444,979,808
2013 443,857,084
2014 424,425,258
2015 374,166,663
2016 354,135,698
2017 337,335,121
Cigar sales in Canada from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales in Canada from 2001 to 2017. Cigar unit sales increased from 206.4 million in 2001 to 337.3 million in 2017.

Cigar sales in Canada by province 2017 - 337,335,121 units

Total cigar sales - 2017 Canada - 337,335,121  units.
Total cigar sales - 2017 Canada - 337,335,121 units
Province Units of cigars
Ontario 121,265,105
Quebec 61,721,025
Alberta 48,512,376
British Columbia 42,157,717
Nova Scotia 22,318,298
Manitoba 18,694,196
New Brunswick 14,718,100
Saskatchewan 4,698,434
Newfoundland & Labrador 3,125,426
P.E.I., Northwest Territories, Nunavut & Yukon 124,444
Canada 337,335,121
Cigar sales in Canada by province 2017 – 337,335,121 units - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales by province in 2017. Ontario had the highest unit sales followed by Quebec and Alberta.

Alberta cigar sales from 2001-2017

Alberta cigar sales from 2001-2017.
Year Units of cigars
2001 29,171,889
2002 25,407,577
2003 27,437,199
2004 38,675,211
2005 44,320,486
2006 57,777,256
2007 91,567,737
2008 109,741,274
2009 118,005,574
2010 87,705,997
2011 83,541,284
2012 80,239,071
2013 81,928,006
2014 80,939,851
2015 55,159,564
2016 51,760,426
2017 48,512,376
Alberta cigar sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales in Alberta from 2001 to 2017. Cigar unit sales increased from 29.2 million in 2001 to 48.5 million in 2017.

British Columbia cigar sales from 2001-2017

British Columbia cigar sales from 2001-2017.
Year Units of cigars
2001 25,075,965
2002 25,630,062
2003 28,544,304
2004 34,835,567
2005 38,598,366
2006 48,862,646
2007 77,115,183
2008 83,205,636
2009 84,331,891
2010 74,335,441
2011 59,373,087
2012 51,987,715
2013 54,807,567
2014 54,197,754
2015 48,582,173
2016 48,887,827
2017 42,157,717
British Columbia cigar sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales in British Columbia from 2001 to 2017. Cigar unit sales increased from 25.1 million in 2001 to 42.2 million in 2017.

Manitoba cigar sales from 2001-2017

Manitoba cigar sales from 2001-2017.
Year Units of cigars
2001 11,587,660
2002 13,191,616
2003 14,858,428
2004 14,992,986
2005 13,068,095
2006 12,518,611
2007 15,024,391
2008 17,431,659
2009 21,354,794
2010 18,254,674
2011 18,204,075
2012 19,178,272
2013 18,764,363
2014 20,518,988
2015 17,398,073
2016 19,235,430
2017 18,694,196
Manitoba cigar sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales in Manitoba from 2001 to 2017. Cigar units sales increased from 11.6 million in 2001 to 18.7 million in 2017.

New Brunswick cigar sales from 2001-2017

New Brunswick cigar sales from 2001-2017.
Year Units of cigars
2001 3,589,889
2002 3,875,975
2003 4,326,353
2004 4,827,724
2005 7,126,663
2006 12,316,311
2007 16,658,443
2008 21,750,053
2009 26,446,439
2010 20,131,729
2011 17,249,362
2012 16,331,203
2013 16,615,324
2014 15,656,378
2015 12,681,656
2016 13,031,354
2017 14,718,100
New Brunswick cigar sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales in New Brunswick from 2001 to 2017. Cigar unit sales increased from 3.6 million in 2001 to 14.7 million in 2017.

Newfoundland and Labrador cigar sales from 2001-2017

Newfoundland and Labrador cigar sales from 2001-2017.
Newfoundland and Labrador cigar sales from 2001-2017
Year Units of cigars
2001 1,649,357
2002 1,807,182
2003 1,902,428
2004 2,607,683
2005 2,926,052
2006 3,345,144
2007 4,199,249
2008 5,557,658
2009 7,297,681
2010 5,704,576
2011 4,346,193
2012 3,659,964
2013 4,544,446
2014 4,509,090
2015 3,862,426
2016 3,783,585
2017 3,125,426
Newfoundland and Labrador cigar sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales in Newfoundland and Labrador from 2001 to 2017. Cigar unit sales increased from 1.6 million in 2001 to 3.1 million in 2017.

Nova Scotia cigar sales from 2001-2017

Nova Scotia cigar sales from 2001-2017.
Year Units of cigars
2001 7,095,962
2002 7,732,907
2003 8,668,235
2004 10,454,865
2005 11,136,179
2006 13,616,258
2007 18,785,590
2008 23,073,079
2009 28,332,257
2010 23,124,856
2011 19,484,145
2012 19,051,041
2013 19,058,125
2014 19,896,058
2015 15,781,514
2016 19,675,325
2017 22,318,298
Nova Scotia cigar sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales in Nova Scotia from 2001 to 2017. Cigar unit sales increased from 7.1 million in 2001 to 22.3 million in 2017.

Ontario cigar sales from 2001-2017

Ontario cigar sales from 2001-2017.
Year Units of cigars
2001 84,710,346
2002 84,064,680
2003 96,183,138
2004 120,488,441
2005 143,207,146
2006 146,993,570
2007 170,093,260
2008 181,024,760
2009 185,743,828
2010 178,160,014
2011 146,853,259
2012 153,137,662
2013 150,258,186
2014 135,578,233
2015 140,090,699
2016 130,422,095
2017 121,265,105
Ontario cigar sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales in Ontario from 2001 to 2017. Cigar unit sales increased from 84.7 million in 2001 to 121.3 million in 2017.

Quebec cigar sales from 2001-2017

Quebec cigar sales from 2001-2017.
Year Units of cigars
2001 37,419,928
2002 42,765,200
2003 50,795,899
2004 66,454,932
2005 85,402,117
2006 138,421,544
2007 198,056,408
2008 154,747,354
2009 169,292,899
2010 141,873,734
2011 101,339,173
2012 94,611,071
2013 90,658,753
2014 85,913,736
2015 74,306,264
2016 61,582,292
2017 61,721,025
Quebec cigar sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales in Quebec from 2001 to 2017. Cigar unit sales increased from 37.4 million in 2001 to 61.7 million in 2017.

Saskatchewan cigar sales from 2001-2017

Saskatchewan cigar sales from 2001-2017.
Year Units of cigars
2001 3,058,345
2002 3,344,472
2003 4,112,547
2004 4,978,742
2005 5,066,677
2006 5,594,822
2007 6,660,021
2008 7,583,670
2009 8,199,781
2010 6,356,396
2011 6,353,546
2012 6,383,461
2013 6,959,756
2014 7,060,713
2015 6,088,323
2016 5,561,367
2017 4,698,434
Saskatchewan cigar sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales in Saskatchewan from 2001 to 2017. Cigar unit sales increased from 3.1 million in 2001 to 4.7 million in 2017.

Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon cigar sales from 2001-2017

Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon cigar sales from 2001-2017.

Sales data for PEI and the territories are merged due to the limited number of companies active in those markets. Unit sales may not represent total consumption as they only include direct shipments by tobacco companies and exclude products shipped from wholesalers in other provinces.

Year Units of cigars
2001 3,087,914
2002 3,783,403
2003 4,700,291
2004 5,201,136
2005 3,684,466
2006 442,048
2007 384,573
2008 569,844
2009 682,030
2010 422,320
2011 288,766
2012 400,348
2013 262,638
2014 227,383
2015 215,971
2016 195,997
2017 124,444
Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon cigar sales from 2001-2017 - Text Equivalent

Bar graph showing cigar sales Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon in from 2001 to 2017. Cigar unit sales decreased from 3.1 million in 2001 to 124 thousand in 2017.

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