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Zimbabwe’s tobacco exports earn $200 million

| March 17, 2015

Zimbabwe has earned $211.9 million from tobacco sales thus far this year. China continues to be the leading importer after buying 19.3 million kg worth $166.7 million since the beginning of the marketing season. Zimbabwe exports Virginia tobacco to more than 50 countries on all but two continents.

South Africa ranks as the second-biggest importer of the golden leaf, after buying 3.5 million for $13.5 million at $3.77, according to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board. Mauritius, which bought 1.3 million kg worth $5.4 million at $4 per kg, ranks as the third-highest importer. Other top importers include Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Zimbabwe produced 216.2 million kg of Virginia tobacco in 2014.

Tobacco among top Russian exports

| May 22, 2013

Tobacco factories feature prominently on a list of leading Russian exporters recently published by Expert Severo-Zapad.

According to the business magazine, British American Tobacco in St. Petersburg leads the pack with export revenues of $91.9 million last year. Philip Morris Izhora exported tobacco products worth $70.9 million in 2012, up 15.1 percent from the previous. JTI’s Petro factory came next with exports worth $57.2 million, up 20.7 percent from 2011. JTI’s Kres Neva tobacco processing plant saw its export declining 56.6 percent to $14 million.