Category: Leaf

Application will be ‘robust’

Application will be ‘robust’

| June 21, 2018

The 22nd Century Group is planning to submit this year a ‘revised and enhanced Modified Risk Tobacco Product … application for “BRAND A” Very Low Nicotine Content cigarettes’.

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Prices heading south

Prices heading south

| June 18, 2018

With the current direction of travel of Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco sales, growers will end up this year having received a lower average price than they did in 1996.

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Support for leaf export levy

Support for leaf export levy

| June 14, 2018

A claim that encouraging leaf tobacco exports from Bangladesh would discourage the domestic consumption of tobacco products seems to stretch credulity.

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Prices increased marginally

Prices increased marginally

| June 13, 2018

Zimbabwe’s 20-year wait for an increase in the average grower price for its flue-cured tobacco seems likely to become a 21-year wait by the end of this sales season.

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High prices at slow sales

High prices at slow sales

| June 1, 2018

Although prices for leaf tobacco in Andhra Pradesh seem to be sharply up on those of 2017, growers are concerned about the slow pace of sales.

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Lebanon suffers leaf losses

Lebanon suffers leaf losses

| May 24, 2018

A survey is to be carried out to determine the extent of losses incurred by tobacco growers in southern Lebanon, where viruses are said to have caused extensive damage.

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Universal presents results

Universal presents results

| May 24, 2018

Universal Corporation expects to make higher volume sales from the next tobacco-crop cycle, given that the global market remains stable.

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Contracting Burley

Contracting Burley

| May 22, 2018

Tennessee’s Burley crop is expected to fall by 20 percent or more following Alliance One International’s decision not to buy US Burley.

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Leaf prices increased

Leaf prices increased

| May 22, 2018

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Zimbabwe will be hoping that the “encouraging” prices being paid for their leaf will stand up for the rest of the season.

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Growers up in arms

Growers up in arms

| May 22, 2018

Some tobacco growers in Pakistan are claiming that tobacco manufacturers are exploiting them, and they have vowed to fight back.

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Universal results webcast

Universal results webcast

| May 21, 2018

Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer at Universal Corporation, will host a results webcast on May 23.

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Child labor an ‘open secret’

Child labor an ‘open secret’

| May 16, 2018

Human Rights Watch paints a grim picture of one legacy of the leaf-tobacco production-industry in Zimbabwe – exploitation.

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Following the money

Following the money

| May 14, 2018

In the Philippines, a share of the excise taxes collected annually on the sale of tobacco products is supposed to go towards helping tobacco growers, but …

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Market lacks logic

Market lacks logic

| May 10, 2018

A story on Zimbabwe’s flue-cured tobacco auction market amounts to an indictment against buyers and their claim that quality is rewarded.

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Funding issue festers

Funding issue festers

| May 10, 2018

Is the amount of money provided by the tobacco-industry to the International Labour Organization sufficient to justify the fuss and bother it seems to create?

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Growers exploited

Growers exploited

| May 8, 2018

In a country where the average price paid to growers for flue-cured tobacco has hardly increased in 20 years; a story telling how growers are being exploited is hardly news.

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Modest price increase

Modest price increase

| May 4, 2018

At least one observer believes that a modest price increase in the average price being paid to Zimbabwe growers for their flue-cured tobacco is down to concerns that the crop might be relatively small.

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Sales picking up

Sales picking up

| April 27, 2018

The average price paid to Zimbabwe’s growers for flue-cured tobacco seems to be hovering around where it was at about the same stage of the previous two seasons.

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Grading system questioned

Grading system questioned

| April 17, 2018

The grading system in Malawi, where yet again leaf tobacco prices are favoring buyers, is said to leave a lot to be desired.

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Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

Prices dip to US$0.80 per kg

| April 10, 2018

Malawi’s tobacco sales season got off to an awful start on Monday with some prices well below a dollar a kg, which far from reflected the work that had gone into producing the leaf.

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