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TIMB report: nearly $300 million in sales of golden leaf

| April 25, 2013

The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has recorded close to $300 million from the sales of the golden leaf as more farmers deliver their crop to the country’s three auction floors, according to a story by Zimbabwe’s NewsDay.

TIMB shows that as of Wednesday (Day 44), revenue had reached $289 million from 77,787 million kg of tobacco sold. The sales comprised 46,619 million kg contract and 31,168 million kg auction sales.

On Friday, April 19, Tobacco Sales Floor handled 11.8m kg, followed by Boka Tobacco Auction Floors at 11.3m kg and Premier Tobacco Floor with 7.9 million kg.

On the day’s trade TSF bought tobacco at an average price of $3. 70 per kg, BTF at $3. 61 per kg and PTF at $3. 56 per kg.

At least 1,099,020 bales were accepted, while 48,954 bales had been rejected for various reasons. According to the TIMB weekly tobacco report, the current 2013 seasonal sales were 16 percent firmer than the prior year at the same time.

TIMB said to date, about 51,083 growers have delivered tobacco against 86,941 growers who have registered for 2013 season. During the same period last year about 64,293 had registered.

TIMB projects 170 million kg of the golden leaf to be brought to the auction floors this season.

Zimbabwe: $200 million realized at tobacco auction floors

| April 8, 2013
Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has recorded close to $200 million from sales of the golden leaf as more farmers continue to deliver their crop, according to a story in the Zimbabwe newspaper NewsDay.

The latest statistics from TIMB showed that as of Friday (Day 35), revenue had reached $191,243 million from the 51 million kg of tobacco sold so far.

The total value is 25.57 percent above last year’s figure and 26.29 percent above last year’s output. The price of tobacco as of April 4 averages $3.74 per kg up from $3.72 per kg during the same period last year. The sales comprised 30,572 million kg contract and 20,504 million kg auction sales.

On Friday, 7,555 million kg went under the hammer at Tobacco Sales Floor (TSF) while Boka Tobacco Auction Floors (BTAF) and Premier Tobacco Auction Floor (PTAF) sold 7,460 million kg and 5,488m kg respectively. In the period under review, TSF bought tobacco at an average price of $3,77 per kg, BTAF at $3,67 per kg and PTAF at $3,63 per kg. At least 720 888 bales were accepted, while 36 434 bales had been rejected for various reasons.

According to TIMB weekly tobacco report, about 82,833 growers have registered for the 2013 season compared to about 58,801 who had registered by the same period last year.

TIMB projects 170 million kg of the golden leaf to be brought to the auction floors this season. In the 2012/2013 marketing season, 144 million kg of tobacco were sold, earning the country $525 million.