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Tobacco Growing in the US: Market Research Report

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Tobacco Growing Market Research Report | NAICS 11191 | Apr 2014

Lighting up: While the number of US smokers is falling, farmers will reap the benefits of exports

IBISWorld’s Tobacco Growing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
15,679
Businesses
5,299
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 Investment Chapter

Along with the rest of the farming sector, tobacco growers have increasingly invested in machinery. Many smaller farmers have exited the Tobacco Growing industry since its deregulation in 2005. Existing large operators have purchased harvesters and automatic transplanters to cut labor costs and produce at lower per-unit costs. The federally funded Tobacco Transition Payment program has helped farmers finance many of these purchases over the past ten years. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor, $0.51 is spent on capital equipment. This capital-to-labor ratio has decreased over the past five years because, while tobacco farmers use machinery heavily, they have been using and maintaining current machines rather than investing in new equipment... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Tobacco Growing Industry?

Farms in this industry grow tobacco leaf. Tobacco farmers purchase inputs, such as fertilizers, agricultural chemicals, pesticides, plant seeds, plant bulbs and curing fuel, from farm supply and other wholesaling industries. The tobacco leaf is exported or sold to domestic tobacco-product manufacturers.

Industry Products
Air-cured darkAir-cured lightCigarFire-curedFlue-curedOther tobacco products
 
Industry Activities
Flue-cured leaf tobacco growingFire-cured leaf tobacco growingCigar leaf growingAir-cured light leaf tobacco growingAir-cured dark leaf tobacco growingOther tobacco products growing


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