NORTH MACEDONIA

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

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): Prilep, Yaka and Basma

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2017 (Source: ITGA): Growers: 28 500

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AREA BY LEAF TYPE

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

84%PRILEP
12%YAKA
4%BASMA

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

15

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2018), Source: ITGA

25

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2018), Source: ITGA

0.52

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2017), Source: ITGA

88

PRODUCTION VALUE

Million US$ (2018), Source: UNITAB

143

EXPORT VALUE

Million US$ (2019), Source: UN Comtrade

1,704

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2018), Source: ITGA

5,932

REVENUE/HA

US$ per Hectare (2018), Source: ITGA

TOBACCO IN NORTH MACEDONIA

Brief contextualisation of the importance of Tobacco in the Republic of North Macedonia

2%

TOBACCO GENERAL EXPORTS

Tobacco related exports (% of total exports)
M

acedonia is an important producer of Oriental tobacco, a variety characterized for its richer aroma compared with other types of tobacco. The domestic tobacco production comes from a total of 28 500 farms spread across the nation. The production value of tobacco related products, like cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos amounts to a value of over US$ 429 million. Tobacco represents 3.2% of the North Macedonia’s GDP and it still is the crop that can produce the highest monetary value per hectare and is regarded as a strategic crop. Tobacco industry comprises 4% of the total industry of the country.

Sources: UN Comtrade, Tobacco and Nicotine Database, 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)

  • GREECE 27%

  • USA 16%

  • BELGIUM 16%

  • BULGARIA 14%

  • POLAND 5%

  • OTHERS 22%

  • GREECE 27%

  • USA 15%

  • BULGARIA 14%

  • BELGIUM 14%

  • POLAND 5%

  • OTHERS 25%

                                    VALUE (2017)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2017)