HC Deb 19 May 2004 vol 421 c984W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to which countries EU-grown tobacco is exported. [173189]

Alun Michael

The main destinations for EU grown tobacco in its raw state are Russia, the United States, Egypt, Poland, Algeria the Ukraine and Switzerland. A table showing the quantities exported to these and other important destinations is as follows:

EU 15 Exports of raw tobacco and tobacco refuse in 2002
Russia 44,190
USA 18,690
Egypt 12,948
Poland 11,149
Algeria 10,710
Ukraine 9,465
Switzerland 7,178
Turkey 5,091
Romania 5,025
Japan 4,830
Singapore 3,243
Uruguay 3,139
Serbia Montenegro 2,791
Tunisia 2,772
Ivory Coast 2,408
Other destinations 45,482
Total 189,111
Eurostat Comext database 12/2002