Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Tobacco is grown in over 125 countries around the world, on over four 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 one percent 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 2013, with flue-cured tobacco leaves accounting for about 89.2%.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
In 2013, industry activity is concentrated in Yunnan province, Guizhou province, Henan province and Sichuan province, accounting for estimated 30.7%, 14.0%, 9.4% and 8% 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 30.7% of total output in 2013. Natural conditions, such as climate and soil conditions, are favorable for growing tobacco leaf... purchase to read more