Tag: zimbabwe

Leaf prices up by 0.8 percent

Leaf prices up by 0.8 percent

| April 10, 2017

Zimbabwe’s tobacco growers are modest in their ambition; wanting only prices that allow them to break even. But even this goal might be out of reach, despite an excellent crop.

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Leaf tax threat withdrawn

Leaf tax threat withdrawn

| April 6, 2017

Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco growers seem to have seen off a threat that those who didn’t produce a tax clearance certificate would be subject to a 10 percent impost on their current sales.

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Tobacco market opens

Tobacco market opens

| March 17, 2017

Grower sales of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco crop, which this year is estimated at 205 million kg, have got under way in Harare.

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Seeking break-even prices

Seeking break-even prices

| February 24, 2017

The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board has relayed a message from Zimbabwe’s farmers that this season’s flue-cured tobacco crop is of excellent quality.

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More growers in Zimbabwe

More growers in Zimbabwe

| January 18, 2017

The number of tobacco growers in Zimbabwe has increased by 15 percent to 81,301 this farming season, according to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board.

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Early sales mooted

Early sales mooted

| January 11, 2017

Zimbabwe is preparing to open flue-cured tobacco sales earlier this year than was the case last year, a move that should help farmer finances and the country’s economy.

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Farmers flock to tobacco

Farmers flock to tobacco

| December 30, 2016

The number of farmers who have registered to grow tobacco in Zimbabwe this season has increased by more than 14 percent on that of last season, and plantings are up by about 17.5 percent.

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Zimbabwe: $585 million tobacco sold during 2015 season

Zimbabwe: $585 million tobacco sold during 2015 season

| September 15, 2015

Nearly 200 million kg of flue-cured tobacco worth $585 million was sold during the 2015 season, which ended on Sept. 9, according to a story in The Herald. “Tobacco growers sold 198.7 million kg of flue-cured tobacco worth $586 million during the 2015 marketing season,” said Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) public relations manager […]

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Zimbabwe’s tobacco exports earn $200 million

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 […]

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Zimbabwe sales near to 2001 peak

Zimbabwe sales near to 2001 peak

| June 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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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