What is Raw Tobacco Leaves?
There are currently around 1.3 billion smokers in the world, mostly living in low- and middle-income countries. The global Raw Tobacco Leaves market is expected to witness high demand in the forecasted period due to Introduction of numerous premium tobacco products such as flavoured, long and skinny, coloured and e-cigarettes by the manufacturers. Raw tobacco leaves, also known as unmanufactured tobacco, are leaves that are sourced directly from the farms and require further processing by the manufacturing companies. The raw leaf tobacco includes all varieties of unmanufactured tobacco including flue‑cured, dark‑fire‑cured/dark‑air‑cured (also known as black) and burley tobacco. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the demand for tobacco products. The major problems affecting tobacco growers, besides the disruption to the marketing seasons caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures introduced, are the economic difficulties that several major tobacco-producing countries are facing (Argentina, Brazil, Zimbabwe, and Malawi). Rampant inflation is seriously reducing the purchasing power of tobacco growers and eroding their profitability as the production costs increase.
The market study is broken down by Type (Virginia, Oriental, Burley and Blends), by Application (Smoking Tobacco [Cigarettes, Roll-Your-Own, Cigars, Water Pipes, E-Cigarettes & Vapes, Chewing Tobacco], Moist & Dry Snuff and Dissolvable Products) and major geographies with country level break-up. According to AMA, the Global Raw Tobacco Leaves market is expected to see growth rate of 1.46%
The global raw tobacco leaves market is highly influenced by the activities occurring in the entire supply chain of the tobacco industry. The tobacco industry is highly consolidated. So, the growth of raw tobacco leaves the market, and its vendors are highly impacted by the demand for the final product in which raw tobacco leaves are used, i.e., tobacco products. Research Analyst at AMA estimates that Vendors from United States will contribute to the maximum growth of Global Raw Tobacco Leaves market throughout the predicted period.
Leaf Only (United States), Whole Leaf Tobacco LLC (United States), Sopariwala Exports (India), Star Tobacco International (Turkey), Atmiya International (India), Leafcon International (India), NYC Tobacco Leaf LLC (United States), Leaf 2 Smoke (Canada), Tobacco and Tubes (India) and Capital Tobacco Ltd (Bulgaria) are some of the key players that are part of study coverage. Additionally, the Vendors which are also part of the research coverage are U.S. Tobacco Cooperative Inc. (United States), Alliance One International, Inc. (United States), Universal Corporation (United States) and Associated Tobacco Company Ltd. (India).
AdvanceMarketAnalytics has segmented the market of Global Raw Tobacco Leaves market by Type, Application and Region. On the basis of Type, Virginia are dominating the market in the year 2020
On the basis of geography, the market of Raw Tobacco Leaves has been segmented into South America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Europe (Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Rest of Europe), MEA (Middle East, Africa), North America (United States, Canada, Mexico). Asia Pacific region held largest market share in the year 2020. If we see Market by Buying Module, the sub-segment i.e. Farmers will boost the Raw Tobacco Leaves market. Additionally, the rising demand from SMEs and various industry verticals gives enough cushion to market growth.
According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), "Under section 201(rr) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. § 321(rr)), as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act), these products are tobacco products because they are made or derived from tobacco and intended for human consumption. Certain tobacco products, including cigarette tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco, are subject to FDA jurisdiction under section 901(b) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. § 387a(b))."
- Emerge lucrative for active vendors due to the continuous innovation in tobacco products
- The rising demand due to government initiatives in selling raw tobacco leaves.
- High demand due to Increasing consumption of cigarettes in low- and medium-income economies
- Upsurging popularity of the Cigarettes among the youngsters
- High demand for smokeless tobacco products and ready availability of over the counter products in tobacco shops
- The concern related to the growing illicit trade of tobacco
- The rising issues of regulatory restrictions imposed in the tobacco industry
Analyst ViewIn 2006, 3.9 million hectares of land to produce, 6.7 million metric tons of tobacco leaves, and 25% traded globally. China, Brazil, India are the major producer of tobacco leaf which produce 41%, 14%, 8% of tobacco leaf respectively. Also, Tobacco leaf production has been shifting towards low & lower-middle-income countries.
Key Target AudienceRaw Tobacco Leaves Manufacturer, Suppliers, Distributors, Government Regulatory Bodies, Private Research Organizations, Government Research Organizations and Others
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