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Tobacco Industry - Statistics & Facts

The global tobacco industry produced approximately 6.7 million metric tons in 2019. The leading producer is China, which produced some 2.6 million metric tons of tobacco in the same year. Other major producers were Brazil and India. The leading tobacco company worldwide was the British American Tobacco, generating some 33 billion U.S. dollars of revenue in 2019. With just over 30 billion U.S. dollars in sales, Philip Morris International was the second leader among tobacco companies around the world that year.

The United States is among the world’s largest producer of tobacco. In 2019, its production volume was around half a million pounds with a value of about one billion U.S. dollars. The total area of harvested tobacco included some 227 thousand acres. The leading U.S. state in tobacco production was North Carolina.

In 2019, the leading country of unmanufactured tobacco by export value was Brazil. That year, Brazil generated approximately two billion U.S. dollars in unmanufactured tobacco trade sales. Processed tobacco leaves are the main product exported by the South American country, adding up to more than 1.4 billion dollars that year, or nearly 88 percent of the sector's export value.

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Tobacco Industry - Statistics & Facts

The global tobacco industry produced approximately 6.7 million metric tons in 2019. The leading producer is China, which produced some 2.6 million metric tons of tobacco in the same year. Other major producers were Brazil and India. The leading tobacco company worldwide was the British American Tobacco, generating some 33 billion U.S. dollars of revenue in 2019. With just over 30 billion U.S. dollars in sales, Philip Morris International was the second leader among tobacco companies around the world that year.

The United States is among the world’s largest producer of tobacco. In 2019, its production volume was around half a million pounds with a value of about one billion U.S. dollars. The total area of harvested tobacco included some 227 thousand acres. The leading U.S. state in tobacco production was North Carolina.

In 2019, the leading country of unmanufactured tobacco by export value was Brazil. That year, Brazil generated approximately two billion U.S. dollars in unmanufactured tobacco trade sales. Processed tobacco leaves are the main product exported by the South American country, adding up to more than 1.4 billion dollars that year, or nearly 88 percent of the sector's export value.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 32 most important statistics relating to "Tobacco Industry".

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