Unmanufactured Tobacco Market Overview in Qatar
In value terms, unmanufactured tobacco production skyrocketed to $ in estimated in export prices. In general, production posted a buoyant increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of % year-to-year. Unmanufactured tobacco production peaked in and is likely to continue growth in years to come.
The average yield of tobacco (unmanufactured) in Qatar amounted to kg per ha in , approximately reflecting the previous year's figure. In general, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
The unmanufactured tobacco harvested area in Qatar totaled ha in , leveling off at the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern.
The value of the unmanufactured tobacco market in Qatar skyrocketed to $ in , increasing by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, consumption, however, continues to indicate a abrupt shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.