ITALY

EXPORT OVERVIEW

Export Overview comprises information regarding the national exports of tobacco leaf

IN THE WORLD

3%

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): FC Virginia, Burley, Dark Air and Fired Cured

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2017 (Source: ITGA and Tobacco and Nicotine Database): Growers: 2 366, Workers involved: 34 900

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

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

67%FLUE CURED VIRGINIA
20%BURLEY
5%DARK AIR
8%FIRE CURED

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

16

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2017), Source: ITGA

56

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2017), Source: ITGA

6.8

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2017), Source: ITGA

184

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2017), Source: ITGA

306

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2017), Source: UN Comtrade

3,506

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2018), Source: ITGA

11,490

REVENUE/HA

US$ per Hectare (2018), Source: ITGA 

TOBACCO IN ITALY

Brief contextualisation of the importance of Tobacco in Italy

67%

FC VIRGINIA

% of tobacco leaf type production
I

taly is the largest European tobacco leaf producing country. Tobacco is grown in several Italian regions such as Tuscany, Umbia, Campania, Vento and Lazio.  Tobacco products revenue represented over US$ 22 billion, which resulted in Government revenue of US$ 15.4 billion (excise and value added tax). Illicit trade comprises 5.8% of the total trade and controlling it would generate a further US$ 866 million, representing an important slice of income for the country. Italian tobacco is regarded as one of the best fillers available in the market.

Sources: UN Comtrade, Tobacco and Nicotine Database, ITGA

The largest European producer of tobacco leaf. Tobacco related exports are worth over US$ 1 billion

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 39%

  • GERMANY 6%

  • UKRAINE 6%

  • NETHERLANDS 6%

  • RUSSIAN FEDERATION 5%

  • OTHERS 38%

  • BELGIUM 37%

  • RUSSIAN FEDERATION 7%

  • UKRAINE 7%

  • GERMANY 6%

  • THE NETHERLANDS 4%

  • OTHERS 39%

                                    VALUE (2017)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2017)