TANZANIA

EXPORT OVERVIEW

Export Overview comprises information regarding the national exports of tobacco leaf

EXPORT WEIGHT

2%

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): Flue Cured Virginia and Dark Fire

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2018 (Source: COMESA): Growers: 60 005; Total number of direct employment: 228 000

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

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

99%FC VIRGINIA
01%DARK FIRE

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

57

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2018), Source: COMESA

60

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2018), Source: COMESA

1

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2018), Source: COMESA

67

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2018), (Source: UN Comtrade).

105

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2018), Source: COMESA

1,053

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2018), Source: COMESA

1,842

REVENUE/HA

US$ per Hectare (2018), Source: COMESA

TOBACCO IN TANZANIA

Brief contextualisation of the importance of Tobacco in Tanzania

70%

WOMEN IN TOBACCO

Estimated % of women employed on farms (% of total output)
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obacco production in Tanzania has been decreasing for the past years, after rising incredibly in the end of the 20th century and beginning of the millennia. A large portion of the tobacco exported by the continent passes through the port in Dar-es-Salaam. As such, Tanzania plays a very important role in the African tobacco industry. Even with falling tobacco domestic production, the crop continues to have a significant economic impact in the coastal country. Tobacco is grown in the rural regions of the country and remains as one of the main agricultural export crops generating foreign exchange revenue for the nation. Domestic sales of tobacco products generate sale revenue of US$ 350 million, contributing US$ 100 million to Government coffers.

Sources: FAO, UN Comtrade, Tobacco and Nicotine Database, COMESA 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 64%

  • REP. OF KOREA 10%

  • GERMANY 7%

  • FRANCE 4%

  • CHINA 3%

  • OTHERS 12%

  • BELGIUM 57%

  • REP. OF KOREA 9%

  • GERMANY 6%

  • ROMANIA 6%

  • FRANCE 5%

  • OTHERS 17%

                                    VALUE (2016)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2016)