Indian tobacco is appreciated worldwide for its rich flavour and smoothness. India has an impressive and progressive profile in the global tobacco industry, and it is an important commercial crop grown here. India is the second-largest tobacco producer and exporter in the world.
Total exports of tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes stood at US$ 981.33 million in 2018-19 and reached US$ 669.05 million in 2019-20.
Indian tobacco is exported to about 100 countries across the globe.
Total exports of un-manufactured tobacco stood at US$ 570.30 million in 2018-19 and reached US$ 437.54 million in 2019-20 (till January 20P).
India exports un-manufactured tobacco primarily to Belgium, Korea, Nigeria, Egypt and Nepal.
Western Europe is a key market for Indian tobacco exports.