AND COTTON SOURCES
FREE KIDS publication (pdf) False Friends: The
US Cigarette Companies' Betrayal of American Tobacco Farmers.
Excellent report on the geographic shifts of tobacco growing
from US to overseas. Some examples of fascinating graphs and
- Foreign Facilities of US Cigarette Companies
- Percentage of US Tobacco Leaf in American-Made
- US vs. Foreign Production of Flue-cured
This website also has a
list of reports equally informative. See: Illegal Pathways
to Illegal Profits: The Big Cigarette Companies and International
April 2001, which has a nice flow chart of cigarette smuggling
Pathways to Illegal Profits: the Big Cigarette Companies and
International Smuggling is an excellent pdf report
on how cigarette companies are encouraging smuggling of their
cigarettes. Excellent graphs on smuggling routes.
TRADE ANALYZER - Through purchase only. Database
of commodities with country-to-country flows. Word
file contains overview of files created by INA through
TOBACCO ASSOCIATION - lists statistics 1990-current
of flue-cured Virginia and Burley production, acreage, number
of growers, $ of exports, etc.
(Trade and Environment Database) from American University.
Case study on Zimbabwe Tobacco (ZIMTOBAC)
MORRIS INTERNATIONAL provides a information on
its international cigarette brands as well as research on
the tobacco industry.
LEAGUE OF NATIONS archival
material from 1919-46. Country-to-country exchange of tobacco
under Review of World Trade, Balance of Payments and International
LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE - has an online publication
(pdf) Tobacco in Transition--an extensive and excellent report
on the history (the globalization tracking), legal matters,
auctioning, farming, and, in general, the US's changing position
in tobacco production.
Tobacco Statistics: download excel file: net-tables.xls (consult
The periodic publication of Tobacco Outlook consistently shows
graphs an charts of current tobacco stats.
Tobacco Statistics 1935-1992 available through
order (also found in many libraries) has tobacco stats and
by state going back to 1935 in some cases. The data cover
production, yield, price, value, consumption.
Also, the pdf publication Tobacco Situation and Outlook is
an updated report on US tobacco. This report has excellent
charts of US-to country imports/exports.
(Foreign Agricultural Service) See the online publication
World Markets and Trade. FAS also has an online
database of trade. Here one can select a SITC level of
tobacco and find out where the US has exported it.
LAW & POLICY PROGRAM - has a link "cigarette
brands" that shows the various cigarette brands worldwide.
REPORTER - Through subscription only. See Maxwell
Tobacco Fact Book, which compiles US import/export statistics
from various sources. Of interest is the chart of the % companies
in countries worldwide.
JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL - Through subscription
only See "Statistics" on main page and the TJI Yearbook
ERS see the Cotton
and Wool Outlook. Annual online data report on cotton.
Charts include data as far back as 1960 of importers/exporters.
World Market and Trade an annual downloadable report on
cotton statistics. Extensive graphs and charts on cotton production/importing/exporting.
Check online database for US-to country exchange.
(Office of Textiles and Apparel) Excellent source for US import/export
of cotton-based clothing and articles. See the online data
base called "Trade Data." Also available is extremely
thorough data on US-based cotton products assembled in other
countries. A CD-ROM is available (for a nominal fee) that
contains just about all you need to know.
(international Cotton Advisory Committee) Extensive reports
on cotton. Subscription required to access many documents,
although some reports are free.
WTA World Trade Analyzer (see above)