This bold change calls for an in-depth understanding of the entire value chain. That’s why we have developed a database with socio-economic data regarding our sector for all countries around the world – and we are making this information publicly available to anyone who may find it of interest.
Below you can access information about each stage of the global tobacco value chain, and the full Tobacco and Nicotine Database.
15 million growers cultivate 5.8 million tons of tobacco on 3.2 million hectares.
Thousands work in the curing and processing of tobacco leaves.
1.6 million people manufacture 5.6 trillion cigarettes and 40 billion cigars/cigarillos.
Tobacco products are sold in 14 million points of sales worldwide.
Excise and VAT taxes on tobacco yield USD 401 billion for governments, which would be higher if not for illicit trade.
1.1 billion people smoke tobacco products, of them 840 million people smoke cigarettes.
The Tobacco and Nicotine Database is based on publicly available sources, subscription-based resources and company information that we have collected and aggregated for your convenience.
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This database provides an extensive global overview of economic data for the tobacco value chain. In the development of this database, we were assisted by Nomisma, an unaffiliated company based in Bologna, Italy, that carries out economic research and consulting for businesses, associations and public administrations at national and international levels. The information in this database is drawn primarily from government and other publicly available third-party sources; in all cases, the database shows which data source was used.
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