trends of tobacco

by zach

fact 1

Production of tobacco leaf increased by 40% between 1971, during which 4.2 million tons of leaf were produced.

fact 2

According to the Food and Agriculture organization of the UN, tobacco leaf production was expected to hit 7.1 million tons by 2010.
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fact 3

This number is a bit lower than the record high production of 1992, during which 7.5 million tons of leaf were produced
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fact 4

China's increase in tobacco production was the single biggest factor in the increase in world production. China's share of the world market increased from 17% in 1971 to 47% in 1997

fact 5

This growth can be partially explained by the existence of a high import tariff on foreign tobacco entering China. While this tariff has been reduced from 64% in 1999 to 10% in 2004

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