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News - 18/04/2014

Zambia: Country Projected To Harvest 45 Million Kgs Of Tobacco In 2014 Season

Zambia's Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Wylbur Simuusa said the country is projected to harvest 45 million kgs of tobacco worth 750 million kwacha (US$ 121.2 mn) in the 2014 season...

News - 16/04/2014

TISA Opposes Tobacco Products Control Act in Namibia

Francois van der Merwe, chairperson of the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA), criticized the Namibian government for adopting the Tobacco Products Control Act of 2010, which will ban smoking in public places effective July 1st, saying TISA and its members...

News - 08/04/2014

Indonesia: WHO Urges President To Ratify FCTC

Indonesian Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi said that at an April 1st coordination meeting, WHO Director General Margaret urged President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to ratify the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

News - 02/04/2014

Tanzania: Official Calls For Measures To Promote Cooperative Societies

Dr. Rajab Rutengwe, regional commissioner ofKatavi,Tanzania, called for measures to promote cooperative societies and unions across the country since Rutengwe believes that they are instrumental in reducing poverty in the nation.

News - 01/04/2014

Zimbabwe: Country Exports 15.3 Million Kg Of Flue-Cured Leaf So Far

Data from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board of Zimbabwe showed that so far in 2014 Zimbabwe exported 15.3 million kgs of flue-cured leaf worth US$ 55.9 million at an average price of US$ 3.65 per kg, compared with 23.2 million kgs worth US$ 88.6 million exported at US$ 3.82 per kg in the same period in 2013, with China continuing to be the leading buyer.

News - 01/04/2014

Malawi: Farmers Sell 5.1 Million Kgs In First Week Of Auctions

In Malawi, farmers sold a total of 5.1 million kgs of leaf tobacco worth US$ 5.8 million at an average price of US$ 1.14 per kg in the first week of the 2014 marketing season, which began March 24th, according to data from Auction Holdings Limited.

News - 28/03/2014

China: Leaf Exports Increase In January 2014

China exported 5,420 tons of leaf worth US$ 23.553 million in January 2014, up 20.1% in terms of volume and 24.2% in terms of value from January 2013, according to figures released by the General Administrations of Customs.

News - 27/03/2014

China: Country Seventh Largest Cigar Market In World

China's cigar market registered the highest growth in recent years and is now the seventh largest in the world, withShanghaiconsuming almost 50% of the cigars imported fromCubaand theDominican Republicin2013. In2008-12, the output of Chinese cigars more than doubled to 326 million pieces.