Tobacco Growing in the US: Market Research Report

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Tobacco Growing Market Research Report | NAICS 11191 | Jun 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Tobacco Growing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The 2005 deregulation of the Tobacco Growing industry continues to linger over tobacco farmers. The end of price supports has led to an exodus of farmers; however, deregulation has also boosted industry exports as domestic demand for tobacco has declined, helping the industry maintain moderate growth. Nevertheless, the industry has experienced volatility over the past five years stemming from fluctuating weather conditions. Over the coming five years, industry farms will continue to replace falling domestic demand with exports to emerging markets where tobacco consumption is actually on the rise. Additionally, potential alternate uses for tobacco leaves could provide additional revenue streams... purchase to read more

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The Southeast

Tobacco is a versatile and resilient crop. It can be grown in a wide range of soil and climate conditions. Tobacco farms can be found in 16 states across the United States and 120 countries around the world. The Southeast region is the major tobacco producing area in the United States. It accounts for about 96.0% of the country's unprocessed production value and volumes, based on US Department of Agriculture data. Prior to 2005, greater price support was given to farmers in the Southeast. However, in 2005, the price support was abolished. North Carolina and Kentucky are the dominant states, although tobacco is grown in at least six of the 12 states within the Southeast region... 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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