The cigar cutter market manufactures a variety of tools that are used to cleanly cut and puncture the closed end of cigars prior to smoking. Cigar cutters help remove the cap cleanly to allow for an even burn. Key product types include guillotine cigar cutters, punch cigar cutters, and v-cut cigar cutters. Guillotine cutters use a blade to slice off the end of the cigar cap, punch cutters use a small round blade to pierce the end and create an opening, and v-cut cutters cut a V-shaped slice to maximize airflow.
The global cigar cutter market is estimated to be valued at US$ 139.5 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The growing culture of cigar lounges, cigar bars and cigar clubs has led to increased socialization around cigars which has driven the “Cigar Cutter Market”. Cigar lounges and clubs provide members a place to relax, socialize and learn about different types of cigars and proper cigar accessories like cutters. With rising wealthy populations in regions like North America and Europe, the money spent on premium cigars and accessories has increased. Moreover, the availability of innovative cutter designs that provide for clean cuts and optimal airflow has also stimulated greater cigar cutter demand over the years. However, increasing regulation and taxation on cigar and tobacco products in some countries may slightly hamper market growth
The global cigar cutter market is dominated by the wood segment. Wood is the traditional and preferred material for cigar cutters as it provides the right degree of precision for snipping off the cigar’s closed end without compacting the tobacco. Wood cigar cutters are considered superior in delivering a clean cut while maintaining the optimal thickness of the remaining cigar for optimal smoking.
Political: There have been several policy and regulatory changes impacting the cigar industry globally. Higher taxes on cigars have been proposed or implemented in some regions to curb consumption.
Economic: The economic growth and rising disposable incomes in developing countries have expanded the customer base for cigar products and accessories like cutters. Increased socialization aided by economic prosperity is driving the “experience” of cigar smoking.
Social: Though adult smoking/use of cigars continues to be considered unfavorable in certain communities, a growing number of people consider cigar smoking or tasting as a recreational activity, especially on social occasions or as a way of relaxation. This positive social perspective supports the market for cigar and related accessories like cutters.
Technological: While cigar cutters are simple devices, technology advancements have enhanced product features and designs. Some premium cutters feature advanced materials like knives made of high-carbon steel for longevity and precision. Electronic cutters provide more consistent cuts.
The Global Cigar Cutter Market Growth is expected to witness high over the forecast period supported by surging demand for cigars across regions.
Regional analysis: The Americas dominate the global cigar cutter market led by the large popularity and affordable premium cigars in countries like the US. Changing social perspectives and growing acceptance of cigar smoking as a recreational activity has boosted the market size. Availability of key brands and smoking accessories also supports the American market’s rapid gains.
Key players operating in the cigar cutter market includes Olympus Corporation, GE Inspection Technologies (now part of Baker Hughes), Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG, SKF Group, FLIR Systems Inc., Yateks Corporation, PCE Instruments, Vizaar Industrial Imaging AG, VJ Technologies Inc., Gradient Lens Corporation, Medit Inc., RF System Lab (now owned by Olympus Corporation), Coantec Automation Technology Co. Ltd., IT Concepts GmbH, Chongqing Weichuang Flextube Technology Co. Ltd. Major brands compete based on design, materials used, additional features and pricing.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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