USA

EXPORT OVERVIEW

Export Overview comprises information regarding the national exports of tobacco leaf

IN THE WORLD

10%

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 2018 (Source: TMA): Flue Cured Virginia, Burley, Dark Fired, Fire Cured, Sun Cured, Maryland, Cigar filler, Cigar Binder, Conn cigar Wrapper, Black Fat Tobacco

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TOBACCO

Employment numbers of the tobacco leaf value chain in 2017 (Source: ITGA):  Growers 9 700

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KEY INSIGHTS

Key statistics of the tobacco leaf production in the country

117

AREA

Thousand Hectares (2017), Source: ITGA

282

PRODUCTION

Thousand Tons (2017), Source: ITGA

12.1

AREA/GROWER

Hectares per Grower (2017), Source: ITGA

1

EXPORT VALUE

Billion US$ (2017), Source: UN Comtrade

1

PRODUCTION VALUE

Billion US$ (2018), Source: TMA

2,392

YIELD

kg per Hectare (2017), Source: ITGA

10,441

REVENUE/HA

US$ per Hectare (2017), Source: ITGA

TOBACCO IN THE U.S.A.

Brief contextualisation of the importance of Tobacco in the United States of America

46%

NORTH CAROLINA

Top producing region (% of total output)
T

obacco cultivation in the United States of America began in 1600.  It is mostly grown in the Southern regions of the country. North Carolina (NC) is the biggest tobacco producing state, accounting for 46% of the national tobacco production. NC is followed by Kentucky (26%), Virginia (9%), Tennessee (7%), Georgia (4%), South Carolina (4%) and Pennsylvania (3%). Leaf production is spread throughout a total of 4,268 farms as per 2015. The US tobacco sector contributes with over US$ 32.4 Billion in revenue to the Government (excise tax and state tax). Tobacco related exports represented over US$ 2 billion, which amounted to 0,14% of the total commodity exports in 2017.

Sources: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis (FRED), Tobacco and Nicotine Database.

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)

  • SWITZERLAND 28%

  • CHINA 15%

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLICAN 8%

  • MEXICO 6%

  • INDONESIA 5%

  • OTHERS 38%

  • SWITZERLAND 24%

  • CHINA 12%

  • MEXICO 9%

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 7%

  • INDONESIA 4%

  • OTHERS 44%

                                    VALUE (2017)                                                                                                          QUANTITY (2017)