The answer isn’t as straight-forward as you might think. Of course, it’s obvious that the amount of tobacco used will vary considerably from Vitola to Vitola, and that it will also be influenced by the density of the roll. It can be said that the wrapper and the binder each use one half of a tobacco leaf.
How important is the cigar industry for a country like the Dominican Republic? Hendrik Kelner at Davidoff points to the concentration of cigar related businesses in the city of Santiago as one of the main reasons for the Dominican success.
A thriving tobacco industry transformed the former Nicaraguan farming town of Estelí into a Mecca for cigar smokers.