Tobacco Regions

Tobacco is grown all around the world in over 120 countries.  The largest producer of tobacco is China; they produce over 1/3 of the world’s total production. Brazil is the second largest producer and India is the third, followed by the US. In some of the smaller countries such as Cuba and the Dominican Republic tobacco production is a very important part of their economy.


Tobacco Regions and their Production in Thousands of Tonnes

Country or Region

Production in
Thousands of Tonnes

China2,298.8
India595.4
Brazil  520.7
United States408.2
European Union314.5
Zimbabwe204.9
Turkey  193.9
Indonesia166.6
Soviet Union116.8
Malawi108.0