Farmer's Voice

News - 10/08/2017

Market overview

In a market currently led by Phillip Morris International (PMI) through its iQOS device (with a current production of Heet sticks ten times greater than that of its main competitor, Japan Tobacco International) - and largely marked by Japan's dominant position in this segment (96 % of sales of heated tobacco are concentrated in this country) - according to data provided by Euromonitor, there is a very significant overall growth expectation for Heat-not-burn: in 2016 this market accumulated global sales of 2 billion dollars and forecasts from the same source point to a volume of 15.4 billion dollars in 2021.

News - 10/08/2017

Consumption overview

Indeed, although we are faced with a general reduction in cigarette consumption, other factors continue to merit the attention of the authorities.

News - 10/08/2017

Leaf overview

A task ITGA monitors regularly, there are innumerable constraints that have had an impact in this season. If in Argentina the impact of the cost of production factors (especially gas, electricity and wages) is already well known from previous campaigns, countries like Mozambique also report a generalized increase in the 2016/2017 campaign, with an emphasis on the 150 % fertilizer costs increase.

News - 19/05/2017

Argentina

This year, has been one of the most arduous price negotiations in the commercial history of tobacco

News - 19/05/2017

Brazil

Favorable weather conditions made productivity soar by 28% from the previous year.

News - 19/05/2017

India

The Tobacco Board has increased the crop size for Andra Pradesh from 120 million kgs to 130 million kgs.

News - 19/05/2017

Malawi

Land put to tobacco has reduced significantly by 30% - 35% compared to last year.

News - 19/05/2017

South Africa

Drought conditions continue to ravage South African agriculture and water resources remain under pressure in many of the tobacco production areas.