THAILAND

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 2017 (Source: ITGA): Flue Cured Virginia, Burley and Turkish

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2017 (Source: ITGA): Growers: 31 315

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

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

41%FC VIRGINIA
30%TURKISH
29%BURLEY

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

22

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2017), Source: ITGA

41

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2017), Source: ITGA

0.69

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2017), Source: ITGA

60

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2018), Source: UN Comtrade

83

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2017), Source: ITGA

1,881

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2017), Source: ITGA

3,875

REVENUE/HA

US$ per Hectare (2018), Source: ITGA 

TOBACCO IN THAILAND

Brief contextualization of the importance of Tobacco in Thailand

41%

FC VIRGINIA

(% of total tobacco leaf output)
T

obacco growing in Thailand continues to occupy an important role in the country’s economy. Domestic consumption of tobacco products has a very relevant economic impact, while revenue from tobacco products sales generated close to US$ 5 billion in revenue (2016). Tax collected by the Government amounted to US$ 2 billion, providing a significant share of the Government’s revenue. As there is domestic demand for the crop, tobacco is grown across the country. A large share of tobacco products consumed are produced in Thailand, ensuring employment opportunities and the possibility for the income of the industry to trickle down into the common citizen’s pocket. The regulations that will be introduced in the future are sure to pose a challenge to the industry and the farmers alike.

Sources: Tobacco and Nicotine database, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 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)

  • PHILIPPINES 32%

  • INDONESIA 14%

  • USA 9%

  • LAOS 8%

  • BELGIUM 8%

  • OTHERS 29%

  • PHILIPPINES 26%

  • INDONESIA 13%

  • LAOS 12%

  • USA 11%

  • BELGIUM 8%

  • OTHERS 30%

                                    VALUE (2018)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2018)