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Zimbabwe sales near to 2001 peak

Zimbabwe sales near to 2001 peak

June 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Zimbabwe sold nearly 190 million kg during the 2013–2014 season, surpassing the target of 180 million kg, reports New Zimbabwe, quoting the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB). Auction and contract sales fetched a combined $604.7 million. Although auction marketing is set to end soon, contract sales would continue until further notice, TIMB added. In […]

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Tobacco the crop of choice in Zimbabwe

Tobacco the crop of choice in Zimbabwe

May 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

Zimbabwe had sold 107 million kg of flue-cured tobacco for a total of $400 million by the end of the 55th day of sales, according to a story in the Zimbabwe Herald. By the same stage of last season’s sales, 84 million kg of flue-cured had been sold for  $315 million. The Tobacco Industry and […]

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

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

April 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

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 […]

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Zimbabwe: $200 million realized at tobacco auction floors

Zimbabwe: $200 million realized at tobacco auction floors

April 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

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 […]

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Getting my bearings

Getting my bearings

May 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

One of the local leaf companies kindly let me borrow a car for the week, which should facilitate logistics considerably. I spent the day with my friend Makiwa, getting my bearings in Harare. I have a basic knowledge of the city from previous visits, but things are different when you are driving yourself. For starters, […]

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Life is good again

Life is good again

May 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

After traveling for nearly 24 hours, watching four movies and almost finishing a badly written book on the Hells Angels motorcycle club, I am enjoying a Zambezi beer in front of my room at York Lodge in Highlands, Harare. During past visits, I’ve flown from the United States through either Johannesburg or London. Due to […]

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