ARGENTINA

EXPORT OVERVIEW

Export Overview comprises information regarding the national exports of tobacco leaf

IN THE WORLD

3%

Percentage that the country represents in the international tobacco leaf trade (Source: calculated from data from FAO)

PRODUCTION OUTLOOK

Types of tobacco leaf grown in 2017 (Source: ITGA): Flue Cured Virginia, Burley, Criollo Argentino, Criollo Misionero, Criollo Chaqueño, Criollo Correntino

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2017 (Source: ITGA):  Growers: 21 551; Workers: 50 000; Total Employed: 500 000

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

Represents the percentage of area cultivated by tobacco leaf type in the country in 2017 (Source: ITGA)

62%FC VIRGINIA
34%BURLEY
04%CRIOLLO

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

67

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2018), Source: ITGA

104

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2018), Source: ITGA

3.09

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2018), Source: ITGA

186

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2018), Source: ITGA

303

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2017), Source: ITGA

1,565

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2018), Source: ITGA

2,796

REVENUE/HA

US$/ha (2018), Source: ITGA

TOBACCO IN ARGENTINA

Brief contextualisation of the importance of Tobacco in Argentina

36%

JUJUY

 The largest producing region of Argentina (% of total output)
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rgentina began growing tobacco in the XIX century. Jujuy is the largest tobacco producing region accounting for 36% of the national tobacco production in 2017. It is followed by Salta (30%), Misiones (26%), Tucumán (5%), Corrientes (1.1%), Catamarca (0.7%) and Chaco (0.6%). Production is distributed by 18,931 farms according to data from the Ministry of Agro-industry (2016). Argentina is the 3rd largest tobacco producer in America, and 2nd in South-America. The tobacco sector represents over US$ 3.6 Billion in  revenue to the government (excise, VAT and import duties), a staggering number that could be further increased if illicit trade was erased (tax lost due to illicit trade is thought to be worth close to US$ 400 million). The country exported US$ 320 million in tobacco related exports in 2017, representing 0.55% of the total commodity exports of the country.

Sources: UN Comtrade, Tobacco and Nicotine Database and ITGA.

EXPORT PARTNERS

This section aims at identifying the most important commercial partners in terms of Value and Quantity (Source: Calculated from data from UN Comtrade)

  • BELGIUM 32%

  • CHINA 23%

  • PARAGUAY 10%

  • U.S.A. 7%

  • SOUTH AFRICA 3%

  • OTHERS 25%

  • BELGIUM 30%

  • PARAGUAY 17%

  • CHINA 13%

  • U.S.A. 7%

  • BRASIL 5%

  • OTHERS 28%

                                    VALUE (2017)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2017)