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Demand drives crop size increase

| May 14, 2013

The Tobacco Board of India has increased Karnataka’s authorized 2013–14 crop size by about four percent on that of 2012–13, according to a report in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter.

The crop size has been set at 102 million kg, up from 98 million kg in 2012–13 and 100 million kg in each of the previous two years.

The increase is said to have been driven by international demand for the crop.

Traders had sought a crop of 112 million kg and growers one of 105 million kg at a recent board meeting, the report said.

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