POLAND

EXPORT OVERVIEW

Export Overview comprises information regarding the national exports of tobacco leaf

IN THE WORLD

1%

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 Fire Cured

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2019 (Source: UNITAB): Growers: 6270

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

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

87%FLUE-CURED VIRGINIA
10%LIGHT AIR CURED
3%SUN CURED

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

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AREA

Thousand Hectares (2019), Source: UNITAB

24

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2019), Source: UNITAB

1.61

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2019), Source: UNITAB 

70

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2019), Source: UNITAB

2,370

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2019), Source: UNITAB

90

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2019), Source: UN Comtrade

6,963

REVENUE/HA

US$/ha (2019), Source: UNITAB

TOBACCO IN POLAND

Brief contextualization of the importance of Tobacco in Poland

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TOBACCO GENERAL EXPORTS

Tobacco related exports (% of total exports)

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oland is a very important player when tobacco is being addressed. The country is the 2nd largest exporter when tobacco is concerned (leaf and its products), shipping a value over US$ 3.3 billion, with the industry representing 1.35% of the total exports of the nation. To feed the need of tobacco leaf, the country is the 6th largest importer of tobacco leaf in the world, having imported over US$ 626 million worth of tobacco in 2017.  Sales of tobacco products in the country generated approximately US$ 7.9 billion, contributing with US$ 5.9 billion to the State budget. Illicit trade is estimated at 15%, meaning the country loses close to US$1 billion due to the sale of counterfeit and contraband tobacco products.  The tobacco industry is an important contributor for the Polish economy.

Sources: KPMG, UN Comtrade, FAO, Euromonitor International, Institute for Agricultural Economics, Tobacco and Nicotine Database and ITGA.

Poland is the second largest tobacco exporter (leaf and all tobacco related products), exports valued over US$ 3.3 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)

  • GERMANY 33%

  • ITALY 21%

  • NETHERLANDS 7%

  • BELGIUM 6%

  • TURKEY 4%

  • OTHERS 29%

  • GERMANY 35%

  • ITALY 19%

  • NETHERLANDS 7%

  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 6%

  • RUSSIAN FEDERATION 4%

  • OTHERS 29%

                                    VALUE (2017)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2017)