Indian Tobacco and tobacco products generate around US$ 3.1 billion in revenues to the national exchequer by way of excise duty, and around US$ 768.69million by way of foreign exchange every year.
Flue-cured Virginia (FCV) is the main exportable tobacco produced in India and around 60 per cent of it is exported, while the rest used in domestic cigarette manufacturing.
Export of tobacco products from India stood at 7,920 tonnes, valued at US$ 64.09million, during April-June 2017. During the period, export of Flue Cured Virginia (FCV) tobacco stood at 33,559 tonnes valued at US$ 121.82 million, while un-manufactured tobacco exports stood at 42,382 tonnes valued at US$ 141.05 million.
Indian tobacco is exported to about 100 countries across the globe.
India exports un-manufactured tobacco primarily to Western Europe, South and Southeast Asia, East Europe and Africa. Western Europe is the key market for Indian tobacco exports