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 3.5 million tons in 2018, with flue-cured tobacco leaves accounting for 90.0% of the total...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

China is the largest grower of tobacco leaves in the world, producing about 3.5 million tons of tobacco leaves per annum, or about one-third of global tobacco leaf production. More than 80.0% of the tobacco leaves produced in China are used for domestic cigarette production. To control the supply of tobacco leaves and to avoid a surplus, the State Tobacco Monopoly Association (STMA) sets a tobacco leaf production quota. The STMA controls Chinese tobacco leaf production and procurement prices and cigarette manufacturing and marketing. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture does not have jurisdiction over the production, pricing or marketing of tobacco leaves. Therefore, within the Chinese economy, the STMA is a vertically and horizontally integrated tobacco entity...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Tobacco Growing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Tobacco Growing Industry are

  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Tobacco Product mfg and Domestic Prices - Other Agriculture in the Tobacco Growing industry impact industry performance..

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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 leaf
  • Maryland tobacco leaf
  • Other tobacco leaf
  • Industry Activities
  • Flue-cured tobacco leaf growing
  • Sun-cured tobacco leaf growing
  • Burley tobacco leaf growing
  • Virginia and Maryland tobacco leaf growing
  • Other tobacco leaf growing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Tobacco Product mfg
  • Domestic Prices - Other Agriculture
  • Legislative Compliance Requirements - Tobacco Farming
  • Exchange Rates - Trade Weighted Index
  • Levels of Health - Smoking
  • Weather Conditions

  • Current Performance
    Industry revenueEstablishments, employment and wagesExports and importsOutput volumes and planting areasIndustry problems and issues
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    International tradeEnterprises and wagesIndustry development
  • Table: Tobacco Growing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tobacco Growing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Tobacco Leaf Processing
  • Cigarette Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Pesticide Manufacturing
  • Farming Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Flue-cured tobacco leaf
  • Burley tobacco leaf
  • Maryland tobacco leaf
  • Other tobacco leaf
  • Chart: Tobacco Growing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Number of smokers
  • Growing conditions
  • Foreign demand
  • Government controls

  • Major Markets
  • Tobacco leaf processors
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tobacco Growing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Depreciation and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tobacco Growing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tobacco Growing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tobacco Growing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Tobacco Growing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Planting Area of Tobacco Leaf (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Burley Tobacco Leaf
  • Tobacco leaves are attached to the stalks, which are then air-dried until brown.
  • Flue-Cured Tobacco
  • A tobacco-drying process that heat-cures tobacco to give it flavor. This was traditionally done in buildings with flues to keep smoke away from the leaves.
  • Virginia Tobacco
  • A light-colored tobacco, originally grown in fertile plains in Virginia, in the United States. Also called flue tobacco or bright leaf tobacco.
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