The Tobacco Leaf Processing industry in China has been growing at an annualized rate of 4.2% over the past five years to an expected $3.4billion in 2017. Over the period, the industry has benefited from continued improvements in processing technology. However, government-imposed bans on smoking in public areas have limited demand from downstream cigarette manufacturers. In 2010, for example, Nanchang, Haerbin, Shenyang, Tianjin and Lanzhou all began promoting smoke-free environments, which negatively affected industry sales.Tobacco leaves in China are of lower quality compared with international markets, especially the United States. Therefore, exported Chinese tobacco leaves can only be used as subsidiary materials. Chinese exports are expected to increase 3.0%...purchase to read more.

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

There is virtually only one product in the Tobacco Leaf Processing industry. Flue-cured tobacco with separated stems and leaves refers to tobacco leaf pieces that have been stemmed and then redried, which is called the threshing redrying process.To popularize threshing redrying processes and facilities, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration announced that all stick redrying activities were to be stopped by 2003. However, some small firms still produce small volumes of stick redried and other tobacco products (see the Technology & Systems section for more information on threshing redrying versus stick redrying)...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Tobacco Leaf Processing Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Use of production techniques that add value to products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Tobacco Product mfg and Levels of Health - Smoking in the Tobacco Leaf Processing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Tobacco Leaf Processing Industry?

    Companies in the Tobacco Leaf Processing industry primarily stem and redry tobacco. The methods of redrying include stick redrying and threshing redrying. The stick redrying process involves hanging tobacco leaves on sticks inside a redrying machine or bulk curing barn. Threshing redrying involves separating the leaves from the stems through a threshing machine before redrying them separately.

    Industry Products
  • Flue-cured tobacco with separated stems and leaves
  • Stick redrying and other tobacco
  • Industry Activities
  • Redrying tobacco
  • Selecting tobacco
  • Removing sand or dust
  • Tobacco stemming
  • Cooling tobacco
  • 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
  • Levels of Health - Smoking
  • Legislative Compliance Requirements - Tobacco Stemming and Redrying
  • Health Policy - Smoking Laws

  • Current Performance
    Exports and importsEnterprises and wagesIndustry issues
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    International tradeEnterprises and wagesDevelopment trends
  • Table: Tobacco Leaf Processing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cigarette Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Tobacco Growing

  • Products & Services
  • Flue-cured tobacco with separated stems and leaves
  • Stick redrying and other tobacco
  • Chart: Tobacco Leaf Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Development of cigarette manufacturing industry
  • Import competition
  • Tobacco consumption
  • Rising incomes
  • Health concerns
  • Policy from government

  • Major Markets
  • Cigarette manufacturers
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tobacco Leaf Processing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profitability
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tobacco Leaf Processing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Quality
  • R&D
  • Relationships with downstream cigarette manufacturers

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tobacco Leaf Processing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    China Yunnan Tobacco Leaf Company, Yunnan Tobacco Leaf Processing Co. Ltd., Tianchang International Tobacco Co., Ltd., Guizhou Tobacco Monopoly Administration (Corporation), Yunnan Qujing Tobacco Leaf Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: China Yunnan Tobacco Leaf Company - financial performance
  • Table: Yunnan Tobacco Leaf Processing Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Tianchang International Tobacco Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Guizhou Tobacco Monopoly Administration (Corporation) - financial performance
  • Table: Yunnan Qujing Tobacco Leaf Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tobacco Leaf Processing 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 Leaf Processing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Output of Flue-cured Tobacco leaf (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The process of regulating temperature and humidity conditions for freshly harvested tobacco leaves.
  • 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.
  • Threshing
  • The separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw.
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