Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Though government regulations are increasingly discouraging smoking, the industry is heading into a growth phase, with exports on the rise. Higher cigarette consumption rates and fewer tobacco product regulations in major export markets such as China will drive demand. Furthermore, US prices of tobacco leaf will remain competitive, supporting growth in the industry. Farmers will look to new opportunities for demand, such as using tobacco for ethanol and biodiesel... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The majority of leaf tobacco product is designed for use in cigarette production. The main types of tobacco used for this purpose are flue-cured and burley leaf, which is an air-cured tobacco. These varieties are used predominantly because cigarette manufacturers consider them to be an appropriate mix of quality and price.
Over the centuries, farmers have developed a wide range of morphologically different types of tobaccos, from small-leafed aromatic plants to larger, broad-leafed cigar tobacco. Despite their difference in size and species, tobacco is generally defined by the curing method applied to each plant... purchase to read more