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South Africa: Unmanufactured Tobacco Market Overview 2021

Unmanufactured Tobacco Market Size in South Africa

In 2020, the South African unmanufactured tobacco market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the second year in a row after five years of growth. Overall, consumption, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Unmanufactured Tobacco Production in South Africa

In value terms, unmanufactured tobacco production fell to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. In general, the total production indicated pronounced growth from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, production decreased by -X% against 2018 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Unmanufactured tobacco production peaked at $X in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, production remained at a lower figure.

In 2020, the average unmanufactured tobacco yield in South Africa reached X tonnes per ha, growing by X% against 2019. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 when the yield increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of X tonnes per ha. from 2013 to 2020, the growth of the average unmanufactured tobacco yield failed to regain the momentum. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, the harvested area of tobacco (unmanufactured) in South Africa shrank slightly to X ha, flattening at the previous year. In general, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when the harvested area increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level of X ha. from 2012 to 2020, the growth of the unmanufactured tobacco harvested area remained at a lower figure.

Unmanufactured Tobacco Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2020, exports of tobacco (unmanufactured) from South Africa surged to X tonnes, growing by X% on the previous year's figure. In general, exports, however, saw a drastic downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, unmanufactured tobacco exports surged to $X in 2020. Overall, exports, however, recorded a abrupt decrease. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

Nigeria (X tonnes), South Korea (X tonnes) and Turkey (X tonnes) were the main destinations of unmanufactured tobacco exports from South Africa, with a combined X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in South Korea (+X% per year), while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for unmanufactured tobacco exported from South Africa were Turkey ($X), South Korea ($X) and Georgia ($X), with a combined X% share of total exports.

South Korea (+X% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, in terms of the main countries of destination over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average unmanufactured tobacco export price amounted to $X per tonne, reducing by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, export price indicated a perceptible expansion from 2007 to 2020: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average export prices attained the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major overseas markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Georgia ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Indonesia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Turkey, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Unmanufactured Tobacco Imports

Imports into South Africa

In 2020, imports of tobacco (unmanufactured) into South Africa declined dramatically to X tonnes, which is down by -X% compared with 2019. Overall, imports showed a pronounced setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, imports reached the peak of X tonnes. from 2010 to 2020, the growth imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, unmanufactured tobacco imports declined significantly to $X in 2020. In general, imports showed a pronounced shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, imports reached the peak of $X. from 2010 to 2020, the growth imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Zimbabwe (X tonnes) constituted the largest unmanufactured tobacco supplier to South Africa, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, unmanufactured tobacco imports from Zimbabwe exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Brazil (X tonnes), fourfold. India (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Zimbabwe totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Brazil (-X% per year) and India (-X% per year).

In value terms, Zimbabwe ($X) constituted the largest supplier of unmanufactured tobacco to South Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Brazil ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Mozambique, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Zimbabwe stood at +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Brazil (-X% per year) and Mozambique (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average unmanufactured tobacco import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when the average import price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Mozambique ($X per tonne), while the price for Zambia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Philippines, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for tobacco (unmanufactured) in the world?
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China (2.6M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of unmanufactured tobacco consumption, accounting for 37% of total volume. Moreover, unmanufactured tobacco consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (669K tonnes), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Brazil (285K tonnes), with a 4.1% share.
What are the largest producers of tobacco (unmanufactured) in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of unmanufactured tobacco production was China (2.6M tonnes), comprising approx. 39% of total volume. Moreover, unmanufactured tobacco production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (834K tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Brazil (759K tonnes), with a 11% share.
What are the leading suppliers of tobacco (unmanufactured) to South Africa?
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In value terms, Zimbabwe ($24M) constituted the largest supplier of unmanufactured tobacco to South Africa, comprising 49% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Brazil ($11M), with a 23% share of total imports. It was followed by Mozambique, with a 6.8% share.
What are the leading importers of tobacco (unmanufactured) from South Africa?
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In value terms, the largest markets for unmanufactured tobacco exported from South Africa were Turkey ($4M), South Korea ($4M) and Georgia ($3.4M), together comprising 40% of total exports.
What is the average export price for tobacco (unmanufactured) in South Africa?
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The average unmanufactured tobacco export price stood at $5,884 per tonne in 2020, with a decrease of -13.9% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for tobacco (unmanufactured) in South Africa?
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The average unmanufactured tobacco import price stood at $2,777 per tonne in 2020, falling by -16.8% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 826 - Tobacco leaves

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the unmanufactured tobacco market in South Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• South Africa

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in South Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION, HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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