Tobacco is an important commercial crop that provides employment to nearly 36 million people in India.Exports of Indian Tobacco have grown at a rate of 15.8 per cent from US$ 322.49 million in 2005-06 to a record US$ 900.64 million in 2012-13.
India has so far exported 18,003 tonnes of tobacco in the period of 2014-15. India is the second-largest exporter of FCV tobacco in the world. Indian tobacco is exported to around 100 countries.
India exports un-manufactured tobacco primarily to Western Europe, South & South-east Asia, East Europe and Africa.
India has exported around US$ 64.38 million worth of tobacco in year 2014.