GREECE

EXPORT OVERVIEW

Export Overview comprises information regarding the national exports of tobacco leaf

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 2019 (Source: UNITAB): FC Virginia, Light Air Cured and Sun Cured

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2019 (Source: UNITAB): Growers: 13 541

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

Represents the percentage of area cultivated by tobacco leaf type in the country in 2019 (Source: UNITAB)

18%FLUE-CURED VIRGINIA
1%LIGHT AIR CURED
81%SUN CURED

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

16

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2019), Source: UNITAB

21

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2019), Source: UNITAB

1.18

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2019), Source: UNITAB

160

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2019), Source: UN Comtrade

88

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2019), Source: UNITAB

1,285

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2019), Source: UNITAB

5,534

REVENUE/HA

US$ per Hectare (2019), Source: UNITAB

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)