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News - 26/03/2015

Tobacco output in Philippines up in 2014

Latest figures released by the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that the country's leaf tobacco output rose by 14.3% to 61,420 MT in 2014, primarily attributed to financial and marketing assistance provided to the growers as well as attractive leaf prices.

News - 26/03/2015

United Kingdom experiencing a slow down in e-cig market

The Financial Times reports that the market for e-cigs is witnessing a slowdown in the UK, mirroring the trend in the US, largely due to rising competition from customizable vaporizers

News - 12/02/2015

Heat-not-Burn Launches Open a New Front for the Future of Tobacco

news_1.jpgOne of the central plotlines for the tobacco industry in 2015 will be the evolution of large manufacturer responses to the steadily increasing prevalence of e-cigarettes and their efforts to wrestle back control of the future incarnation of the cigarette. This week had the feeling of a watershed moment in that ongoing narrative as the potential silver bullet for tobacco manufacturers, heat-not-burn technology, took a further step into the minds and mouths of consumers with major announcements from Philip Morris International on its iQOS platform and Reynolds American on the launch of a specific heat-not-burn brand, Revo.

News - 02/02/2015

Unites States contracting expected to decline in 2015

Chris Bickers of Tobacco Farmer Newsletter writes that due to the unexpectedly high leaf production in 2014, with the US Department of Agriculture in January raising its total volume estimate for the 2014

News - 31/01/2015

Tanzanian Agriculture Minister, outlines economic importance of tobacco Sector

Responding to Tanzanian MP Rukia Kassim Ahmed's question on how the country was benefiting from tobacco farming, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives Godfrey Zambi said that the sector contributed over 100 billion shillings (US$ 55.0 mn)

News - 27/01/2015

Zimbabwe exports 20.6 Million Kg Of leaf tobacco as per January 21st

Statistics released by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) of Zimbabwe showed that country exported 20.6 million kg of leaf tobacco worth US$ 161.5 million in the first three weeks of January

News - 25/01/2015

Floods in Malawi will affect the country’s growth in 2015.

President Peter Mutharika of Malawi said January 27th in his state of the nation address that the country's growth in 2015 will fall short of the 5.8% projected at the beginning of the year because of the damage massive floods have caused to the domestic agricultural industry, affecting 35,000 hectares of cropland and 116,000 farmers.

News - 16/01/2015

The Tobacco Growers’ association in Bulgaria calls for new tobacco legislation

Tsvetan Filev, President of the Bulgarian National Tobacco Growers' Association (NAT 2010) said that as part of efforts to improve the quality of leaf tobacco, the government should amend the Tobacco and Tobacco Products Act