COLOMBIA

PRODUCTION OUTLOOK

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2017 (Source: ITGA): Growers: 9 656; Farmers: 5 200

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

Represents the percentage of area cultivated by tobacco leaf type in the country in 2018 (Source: ITGA)

35%BURLEY
30%FC VIRGINIA
26%NEGRO
9%VICA

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

04

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2018), Source: ITGA

09

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2018), Source: ITGA

0.98

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2017), Source: ITGA

39

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2019), Source: UN Comtrade

21

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2016), Source: FAO

2,179

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2018), Source: ITGA

4,592

REVENUE/HA

US$/ha (2016), Source: Calculated from data from FAO and ITGA

TOBACCO IN COLOMBIA

Brief contextualisation of the importance of Tobacco in Colombia

36%

SANTANDER

Top producing region (% of total output)
T

obacco growing in Colombia can be dated as far back as 1776. The most important tobacco producing regions in Colombia are: Santander (36%), Huila (19%), Sucre (17%), Bolivar (9%), Boyaca (10%) and Norte de Santander (10%). The sector contributes with close to US$ 200 Million to Government revenue (excise tax), and if the illicit trade would be controlled, the numbers would grow a further US$ 114 Million.  Exports related with tobacco represent a total of US$ 45 million, which amounted to 0.11% of the total commodity exports of the country in 2017.

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%

  • CHILE 25%

  • GERMANY 8%

  • SWITZERLAND 8%

  • USA 7%

  • OTHERS 20%

  • BELGIUM 26%

  • CHILE 24%

  • VENEZUELA 22%

  • SWITZERLAND 5%

  • GERMANY 5%

  • OTHERS 18%

                                    VALUE (2017)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2017)