Category: Leaf

Warning against overproduction

Warning against overproduction

| November 21, 2019

The Tobacco Board of India has asked farmers to refrain from growing more than the authorized crop among indications that tobacco production might reach 100 million kg in the Prakasam and Nellore districts.

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Protecting the environment

Protecting the environment

| November 11, 2019

Independent tobacco dealer NewCo recently started to dispatch its leaf samples in biodegradable, pesticide-free cotton bags, rather than in traditional plastic bags.

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Registrations down

Registrations down

| November 11, 2019

Registrations to produce leaf tobacco in Zimbabwe are down 16 percent following a growing season characterized by drought, falling prices and challenges obtaining foreign currency payments.

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Malawi leaf imports halted

Malawi leaf imports halted

| November 4, 2019

The U.S. government has suspended all imports of tobacco from Malawi over child labor allegations.

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Farmers decry tax hike

Farmers decry tax hike

| October 25, 2019

Indonesian tobacco farmers say demand for their leaf has declined ahead of tax and price hike schedule for 2020.

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TC speaks on weak earnings

TC speaks on weak earnings

| October 21, 2019

Inferior leaf quality and inaccurate forecasting by authorities contributed to the low prices prevailing during the 2019 Malawi tobacco selling season, according to the Tobacco Commission.

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Temporary reprieve

Temporary reprieve

| October 16, 2019

Thailand’s excise department will temporarily reduce a tobacco tax from THB0.10 to THB0.03 per gram for one year, starting Jan. 1, 2020.

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Production rising

Production rising

| October 16, 2019

The government expects Azerbaijan’s 2019 crop to reach a value of $45 million in 2019 and to increase by 20 percent annually until 2022.

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Higher quota promised

Higher quota promised

| September 9, 2019

Malawi’s minister of agriculture, irrigation and water development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, has assured growers that the government would increase their production quota to meet demand.

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Reassuring growers

Reassuring growers

| September 5, 2019

The government of Tanzania has promised to ensure that all 12,000 tons of tobacco currently in the hands of farmers will be purchased.

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Preparing for harvest

Preparing for harvest

| August 2, 2019

Farmers in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, expect to plant about 20,050 hectares of tobacco for the 2019-2020 season.

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Fears about forex

Fears about forex

| August 1, 2019

Tobacco sales in Malawi are down compared to the same period last year, bringing fears that the country might face a shortage of foreign exchange.

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Seed sales plunge

Seed sales plunge

| July 29, 2019

Tobacco seed sales in Zimbabwe have plummeted 55.2 percent as farmers grapple with viability challenges ahead of the 2019/2020 season.

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Farm worker abuse alleged

Farm worker abuse alleged

| June 3, 2019

A report in The Guardian newspaper has alleged that migrant workers have been unfairly treated in Italy’s tobacco fields.

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Grower returns squeezed

Grower returns squeezed

| March 28, 2019

Zimbabwe’s auction floor charges were recently raised overnight by more than 70 percent. Growers’ tobacco prices have remained largely unchanged for a quarter of a century. Hmm.

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Crop down “significantly”

Crop down “significantly”

| March 25, 2019

Tobacco manufacturers will no doubt be contributing generously to the aid currently flowing into Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique following the devastation caused by cyclone Idai.

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Malawi crop confirmed

Malawi crop confirmed

| March 22, 2019

In the face of destruction, death and displacements caused by flooding, the state of the tobacco crop might seem unimportant; but the income from its sale will be needed more than ever.

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Production down 18 percent

Production down 18 percent

| March 20, 2019

Tobacco production in Cambodia fell during the past few years ‘due to market fluctuations,’ which presumably means downward ‘fluctuations’.

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Fresh thinking needed

Fresh thinking needed

| March 15, 2019

Since air pollution kills more people than are killed by tobacco smoke, perhaps the Bangkok authorities should take a fresh look at their taxation policies.

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Sales set to start

Sales set to start

| March 14, 2019

Sales of Zimbabwe’s 2019 flue-cured tobacco crops are due to start next week. Ominously for growers, there seems to have been little talk about prices.

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