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News - 28/01/2016

The tobacco industry regulator in Zimbabwe says it will train 20,000 farmers on best farming practices

The tobacco industry regulator in Zimbabwe says it will train 20,000 farmers on best farming practices to improve output and quality of the golden leaf to avoid riots over poor prices that accompanied the start of the selling season early this year.

News - 28/01/2016

Updates on EU TPD and PP

On December 23rd, the case brought by Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco against the EU Tobacco Products Directive was rejected by Advocate General Juliane Kokott of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, who issued a non-binding opinion stating that the TPD

News - 28/01/2016

Poor Rainfall, Power Shortages Could Hit Tobacco Crop in Zimbabwe

Tobacco farming has come under threat from incessant power cuts that have resulted in households and industries going for lengthy periods without electricity, a Tobacco Industry Marketing (TIMB) official has said.

News - 28/01/2016

Leaf Prices Disappoint Farmers in Bulgaria

 In Bulgaria, where the leaf selling season began in October 2015, Asen Kichukov, deputy chair of the National Association of Tobacco Growers

News - 28/01/2016

The Tobacco Control Commission in Malawi Says Dry Spell Expected To Affect Tobacco Output

The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) of Malawi said a continuous dry spell since December 2015 is expected to affect both tobacco output and leaf quality.

News - 28/01/2016

Leaf Tobacco Earnings Up in Zimbabwe Due To Purchases By Chinese Buyers

Zimbabwe's leaf tobacco export earnings increased 11% y-y to US$ 855 million in 2015 as sales volume increased 12% to 152 million kgs, with cigarette makers in China buying 62 million kgs for US$ 513 million or 60% of total earnings, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board said.

News - 28/01/2016

Leaf Tobacco Earnings Up in Zimbabwe Due To Purchases By Chinese Buyers

Zimbabwe's leaf tobacco export earnings increased 11% y-y to US$ 855 million in 2015 as sales volume increased 12% to 152 million kgs, with cigarette makers in China buying 62 million kgs for US$ 513 million or 60% of total earnings, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board said.

News - 28/01/2016

Leaf Exports Down in Brazil 12.4% By Value In 2015

Brazil's leaf tobacco exports declined 12.4% year-year to US$ 2.2 billion in 2015 due to a weaker real, although volumes rose 8.6% y-y to 517,000 MT.