BRAZIL

EXPORT OVERVIEW

Export Overview comprises information regarding the national exports of tobacco leaf

EXPORT WEIGHT

1%

Percentage that tobacco leaf represents on the overall exports of the country (Source: calculated from data from UN Comtrade)

IN THE WORLD

19%

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 and Comum

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2017 (Source: ITGA): Growers: 149 350; Farmers: 638 440; Total Employed: 2.10 M

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

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

86%FC VIRGINIA
13%BURLEY
1%COMUM

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

314

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2018), Source: ITGA

688

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2018), Source: ITGA

2.1

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2018), Source: ITGA

02

EXPORT VALUE

Billion US$ (2017), Source: UN Comtrade

1,823

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2018), Source: ITGA

2,191

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2018), Source: ITGA

5,805

REVENUE/HA

US$ per Hectare (2018), Source: ITGA 

TOBACCO IN BRAZIL

Brief contextualisation of the importance of Tobacco in Brazil.

97%

SOUTH BRAZIL

The three southern States (% of total output)
T

he Southern region accounts for 97% of the Tobacco production in Brazil, followed by the Northeast region that produces 2,9%. Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná, all in the Southern region of Brazil, are the three most relevant tobacco producing states. In these states, tobacco is one of the main economic drivers.  Brazil is the world’s leading exporter of tobacco. The sector contributes with over US$ 3 Billion to government revenue, and if the illicit trade (54%) would be controlled, the numbers would grow a further US$ 3 Billion. Tobacco is farmed in over 123 thousand farms in 566 counties spread across Brazil. All tobacco related exports surpassed US$ 2 billion, accounting for around 1% of the total commodity exports of the country in 2017.

Sources: IBOPE, UN Comtrade, AFUBRA and ITGA.

BRAZIL IS THE NUMBER 1 EXPORTER OF TOBACCO LEAF

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 17%

  • CHINA 14%

  • USA 10%

  • ITALY 6%

  • INDONESIA 5%

  • OTHERS 48%

  • BELGIUM 16%

  • USA 10%

  • CHINA 9%

  • ITALY 5%

  • RUSSIAN FEDERATION 5%

  • OTHERS 55%

                                    VALUE (2017)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2017)