GREECE

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

2%

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 2016 (Source: ITGA): Basma, Katerini and FC Virginia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2017 (Source: ITGA): Growers: 15 680

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

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

67%BASMA
22%KATERINI
10%FLUE-CURED VIRGINIA

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

18

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2017), Source: ITGA

26

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2017), Source: ITGA

1.16

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2017), Source: ITGA

211

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2017), Source: UN Comtrade

113

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2017), Source: ITGA

1,473

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2017), Source: ITGA

6,243

REVENUE/HA

US$ per Hectare (2017), Source: ITGA 

TOBACCO IN GREECE

Brief contextualisation of the importance of Tobacco in Greece

2%

TOBACCO

Tobacco related exports (% of total commodity exports)
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reece is the 3rd largest tobacco producing country in Europe and one of the most important producers of oriental tobacco, growing varieties such as Basma and Katerini, which account for 89% of the total Greek tobacco leaf output. Government revenue (from excise tax and value added tax on tobacco) amounted to close to US$ 3.5 billion, however, the value could be further increased if the illicit trade (18.8%) were to be eliminated. This measure would add another US$ 600 million to the country’s coffers.

Source: 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 40%

  • BULGARIA 21%

  • RUSSIAN FEDERATION 5%

  • MEXICO 5%

  • USA 4%

  • OTHERS 26%

  • BELGIUM 30%

  • BULGARIA 24%

  • RUSSIAN FEDERATION 5%

  • MEXICO 4%

  • REP. OF KOREA 4%

  • OTHERS 32%

                                    VALUE (2017)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2017)