Tobacco Growing in China: Market Research Report

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Tobacco Growing Market Research Report | May 2015

IBISWorld’s Tobacco Growing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Annual Growth 15-20
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Tobacco is grown in over 125 countries around the world on over 4.0 million hectares of land, a quarter of which are in China. The global tobacco crop is worth approximately $20.0 billion, a small fraction of the total amount generated from the sale of manufactured tobacco products around the world.

Tobacco is grown on less than 1.0% of the world's agricultural land and in a wide variety of soils and climates. Since the 1960s, the bulk of production has moved from the Americas to Africa and Asia. Land devoted to tobacco growing has been halved in the United States, Canada and Mexico, but has almost doubled in China, Malawi and Tanzania.

Tobacco leaf production in China is set to total 3.0 million tons in 2015, with flue-cured tobacco leaves accounting for 94.2% of the total.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

In 2015, industry activity is concentrated in Yunnan province, Guizhou province, Henan province and Sichuan province, accounting for estimated 30.9%, 14.1%, 9.6% and 7.9% of total tobacco leaf output, respectively. This is because these provinces have favorable agronomic conditions and skilled growers. In addition, these provinces are close to their downstream industries, and many cigarette manufacturers, such as Hongta Group, Honghe Group and Chengdu Cigarette Factory are located there.

Accounting for 30.3% of planting area, Yunnan province is forecast to make up of 30.9% of total output in 2015. Natural conditions, such as climate and soil conditions, are favorable for growing tobacco leaf... purchase to read more


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What is the Tobacco Growing Industry?

The Tobacco Growing industry in China is engaged in tobacco leaf production, including purchasing agricultural inputs such as plant seeds, plant bulbs, fertilizers, agricultural chemicals, pesticides and growing facilities. It is also engaged in the processing of tobacco leaves, such as baking, drying and basking. This industry does not engage in the redrying of tobacco leaves.

Industry Products
Flue-cured tobacco leaf Burley tobacco leafMaryland tobacco leafOther tobacco leaf
Industry Activities
Flue-cured tobacco leaf growingSun-cured tobacco leaf growingBurley tobacco leaf growingVirginia and Maryland tobacco leaf growingOther tobacco leaf growing

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