MOZAMBIQUE

EXPORT OVERVIEW

Export Overview comprises information regarding the national exports of tobacco leaf

EXPORT WEIGHT

4%

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 2017 (Source: ITGA): Burley, FC Virginia and Dark Fire Cured

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2018 (Source: COMESA): Farms/Growers: 137 042; Total number direct employment: 239 958

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

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

85%BURLEY

12%FLUE-CURED VIRGINIA

3%DARK FIRE CURED

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

79

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2018), Source: FAO

94

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2018), Source: FAO

0.58

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2017), Source: FAO and COMESA

89

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2018), Source: COMESA

216

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2018), Source: UN Comtrade

1,184

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2018), Source: FAO

1,115

REVENUE/HA

US$/ha (2018), Source: Calculated from COMESA

TOBACCO IN MOZAMBIQUE

Brief contextualization of the importance of Tobacco in Mozambique

54%

TETE

Top Tobacco Production Region (% of total output)


M

ozambique is the third largest tobacco producer in Africa, behind Malawi and Zimbabwe. Tobacco production has been important to the country since the time of colonization. In recent years the production increased from around 60,000 tons in 2009 to around 90,000. The creation of a processing factory in the nation is known to have contributed to higher levels of production of Mozambican tobacco. The crop is grown mostly on smallholder farms, which is common in the region. The main producing regions are Tete and Niassa which represent over 89% of the domestic tobacco production. In 2016, over US$ 253 million dollars worth of tobacco products were sold domestically.

Sources: KPMG, UN Comtrade, FAO, Euromonitor International, Tobacco and Nicotine Database and ITGA.

MOZAMBIQUE IS THIRD LARGEST TOBACCO PRODUCER IN AFRICA, HAVING PRODUCED OVER 90, 000 TONS OF TABACCO IN 2017

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 36%

  • ITALY 9%

  • ZIMBAWE 8%

  • TURKEY 7%

  • SOUTH AFRICA 7%

  • OTHERS 33%


                                    VALUE (2017)