AZERBAIJAN

PRODUCTION OUTLOOK

Types of tobacco leaf grown in 2017 (Source: ITGA): Flue Cured Virginia and Burley

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2017 (Source: ITGA): People who depend on tobacco: 10 000; Growers: 240

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

3

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2017), (Source: FAO)

6

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2018), (Source: FAO)

13.4

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2017), Source: Calculated by ITGA

13

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2019), Source: UN Comtrade)

 

1,900

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2018), Source: FAO

TOBACCO IN AZERBAIJAN

Brief contextualization of the importance of Tobacco in Azerbaijan

86%

GROWTH OF TOBACCO OUTPUT

(% increase between 2014-17)
T

obacco production in Azerbaijan has been increasing in recent years. The growth of the sector has been spurred by efforts of the Government to reduce dependence on imports. The country will increase domestic tobacco leaf production to satisfy the demand for domestic tobacco products and to increase the export potential of tobacco. The production growth is set to continue to increase until the threshold set by the Government of 12,000 tons is produced by 2021. As such, it is expected that the crop will occupy a role of increased importance in certain regions of the country.  It is estimated that tobacco product sales generated revenues of close to US$ 1 billion in 2016.

Source: Azerbaijan Government, Tobacco and Nicotine Database, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 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)

  • BELARUS 70%

  • RUSSIAN FEDERATION 29%

  • OTHERS 1%

  • BELARUS 57%

  • RUSSIAN FEDERATION 41%

  • OTHERS 2%

                                    VALUE (2017)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2017)