Unmanufactured Tobacco Market in Japan
In value terms, unmanufactured tobacco production reduced to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production, however, saw a abrupt slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of %. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2009 to , production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
In , the average yield of tobacco (unmanufactured) in Japan skyrocketed to tons per ha, increasing by % compared with the year before. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. As a result, the yield attained the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , approx. ha of tobacco (unmanufactured) were harvested in Japan; dropping by -% against the year before. Overall, the harvested area saw a abrupt decline. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 with a decrease of -%. The unmanufactured tobacco harvested area peaked at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the unmanufactured tobacco market in Japan rose rapidly to $ in , picking up 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). Overall, consumption, however, continues to indicate a perceptible slump. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. From 2009 to , the growth of the market failed to regain momentum.