DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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, 2018)

IN THE WORLD

1%

Percentage that the country represents in the international tobacco leaf trade (Source: calculated from data from FAO, 2019)

PRODUCTION OUTLOOK

Types of tobacco leaf grown in 2020 (Source: ITGA): Olor Dominicano, Capa, Criollo, Havanesi and Andullo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2020 (Source: ITGA):  Growers: 4 286

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

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

54%HAVANESI
20%OLOR DOMINICANO
13%CRIOLO
10%ANDULLO
3%CAPA

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

9

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2020), Source: ITGA

15

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2020), Source: ITGA

2

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2020), Source: ITGA

27

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2020), Source: ITGA

93

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2018), Source: Calculated from data from UN Comtrade

1,772

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2020), Source: ITGA

3,228

REVENUE/HA

US$/ha (2020), Source: ITGA

TOBACCO IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Brief contextualisation of the importance of Tobacco in Dominican Republic

10%

TOBACCO

Tobacco related exports (% of total commodity exports)
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obacco growing in the Dominican Republic can be dated as far back as 1492. Tobacco is grown in several regions across the country such as Monte Crisit, Valverde, Puerto-Plata, Espaillat, Santiago Rodríguez, Santiago, La Veja, Sánchez Ramirez, Monseñor Nouel Azua and Monte Plata. Tobacco is grown in almost 5,000 farms. In 2015, tobacco generated close to US$ 100 million in tax revenue for the Government, even though the country has an illicit trade percentage of 51% (according to the latest figures). The country exported US$ 720 million of manufactured tobacco products in 2017. Tobacco related exports represent around 10% of the total commodity exports, making the tobacco industry an important economic activity in 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)

  • USA 30%

  • HONDURAS 15%

  • GERMANY 11%

  • NICARAGUA 10%

  • SRI LANKA 9%

  • OTHERS 25%

  • USA 30%

  • HONDURAS 18%

  • GERMANY 11%

  • NICARAGUA 9%

  • SRI LANKA 8%

  • OTHERS 24%

                                    VALUE (2017)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2017)