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TBS: Tobacco Outlook Catalog

  
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TBS-262-01, May 11, 2007
U.S. tobacco product manufacturers use foreign-produced leaf in items such as cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and pipe tobacco. Imports peaked in the mid-1990s but remain at historically high levels. The popularity of generic cigarettes, which use cheaper imported leaf, along with increases in ...
TBS-26001, August 04, 2006
This study focuses on factors that led to changes in the estimated residual returns to management and risk from tobacco production in 2003-04. Residual returns per acre for flue-cured tobacco declined less than those for burley tobacco in 2004 because yield increases for flue-cured tobacco helped to...
TBS-25901, September 30, 2005
U.S. tobacco product manufacturers use foreign-produced leaf in items such as cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and pipe tobacco. Imports peaked in the mid-1990s, but remain at historically high levels. The popularity of generic cigarettes-which use cheaper imported leaf-and increases in domestic...
TBS-25801, May 13, 2005
Average net returns per acre were estimated to be negative for burley and flue-cured tobacco in 2003. Total economic costs for burley and flue-cured tobacco production likely rose in 2003 from 2002 due to higher costs for energy, labor, and quota rental rates. Cost estimates are computed using produ...
TB-257-02, November 08, 2004
Tobacco farms are becoming fewer in number and U.S. tobacco acreage has declined since the 1950s. This article provides a snapshot of tobacco farm characteristics as of 2002. The number of farms growing tobacco in the United States dropped from 512,000 in 1954 to 56,977 in 2002, with 37,013 classifi...
TB-25701, October 20, 2004
U.S. consumers spent $86.7 billion on tobacco products in 2003, about $1.5 billion less than in 2002. Expenditures are declining as lower consumption (mainly cigarettes) outweighs higher costs facing tobacco product users. For cigarettes, a larger part of the consumer's dollar went to taxes and manu...
TB-25601, June 21, 2004
Both the gross value and the cash costs per acre for tobacco were lower in 2002 than in 2001, with the gross value of production falling more than the decline in cash costs. Consequently, net returns per acre were lower for burley and flue-cured. Lower gross production value was due primarily to yie...
TB-2003-01, February 12, 2004
U.S. imports (arrivals) of foreign-grown tobacco leaf and stems slipped from 587 million pounds in 2001/02 (July-June) to 580 million pounds during 2002/03 (July-June). Cigar and unstemmed flue-cured imports advanced. Burley, stemmed flue-cured, and stems arrivals slipped. During the same period, im...
TB-254-01, June 11, 2003
This article discusses the recent increase in tobacco contracting and the benefits of contracting. It also compares contract tobacco prices with auction market prices. The article "Contracting in Tobacco? Contracts Revisited" is the second article by this author discussing tobacco contracts.
TB-2002-02, February 26, 2003
U.S. imports (arrivals) of foreign-grown leaf and stems surged from 468 million pounds in 2000/01 (July-June) to 587 million pounds during 2001/02 (July/June), a gain of 25 percent. Stemmed flue-cured, burley, and stems accounted for the gain. During the same period, imports for consumption of leaf ...
TB-2002-01, February 05, 2003
Cash costs per acre to produce burley tobacco in 2001 were estimated to be unchanged from the previous year, while flue-cured tobacco cash costs per acre declined slightly. Current cost estimates are based on annual updates, since the last tobacco surveys were conducted in 1995 for burley tobacco an...
TBS-250-01, November 29, 2001
Since the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) was signed in November 1998, the cigarette industry has been forced to raise prices to cover the costs associated with the settlement. The agreement between the attorneys general from 46 States and the major cigarette companies was intended primarily to re...

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