BANGLADESH

EXPORT OVERVIEW

Export Overview comprises information regarding the national exports of tobacco leaf

IN THE WORLD

1%

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: Tobacco Asia and Agricultural Yearbook of Bangladesh): Flue-Cured Virginia, Air-Cured Burley, Jati, Matihari

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2017 (Source: Tobacco and Nicotine Database): Growers: 100 000

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

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

69%FC VIRGINIA
13%JATI
18%MATIHARI

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

42

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2018), Source: FAO

89

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2018), Source: FAO

0.45

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2017), Source: Calculated from FAO

75

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2017), Source: FAO

81

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2016), Source: FAO

2,096

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2018), Source: FAO

1,766

REVENUE/HA

US$ per Hectare (2016), Source: Calculated from FAO 

TOBACCO IN BANGLADESH

Brief contextualization of the importance of Tobacco in Bangladesh

45%

KHULNA

Region Tobacco Production (% of total output)
T

obacco leaf production in Bangladesh is mostly due to the the crop providing a direct cash infusion and the existence of a structured tobacco market. Tobacco production has doubled since the early 21st century and has been relatively stable since then. Other factor that contributed to the production increase of this crop is the availability of loans. Tobacco companies filled financial gaps by providing loans directly to farmers, saving farmers the need to apply for bank loans. No other crop has organized marketing facilities and the lack of cold storage also creates difficulties for the marketing process of food crops, while growers stand to lose their full crop in case of not finding a buyer of the produce in appropriate time before having their production rotting. Growing tobacco eliminates the uncertainty regarding the sale of the production.

Source: Tobacco and Nicotine database, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Agricultural Yearbook of Bangladesh 2017, Akhter (2011) 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 36%

  • USA 13%

  • PAKISTAN 7%

  • NETHERLANDS 6%

  • RUSSIAN FEDERATION 6%

  • OTHERS 32%

  • BELGIUM 34%

  • USA 18%

  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 7%

  • PHILIPPINES 5%

  • NETHERLANDS 4%

  • OTHERS 32%

                                    VALUE (2015)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2015)