Category: Markets

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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Brussels threat to Belgium

Brussels threat to Belgium

| June 18, 2018

The ‘young people’ gambit is being used in Belgium to open what can only be described as a piece of gesture politics.

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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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IQOS rumored for India

IQOS rumored for India

| June 8, 2018

It has long been said that India’s bidi smokers should switch to the more modern cigarette. But perhaps they will jump that stage and go for post-modern technology.

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Tobacco use in decline

Tobacco use in decline

| June 8, 2018

Tobacco use among young people in the US fell between 2011 and 2017, but electronic-cigarette use increased. Is there a connection here?

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Flavor ban gets the nod

Flavor ban gets the nod

| June 7, 2018

A flavors ban in the US city of San Francisco will make life an uphill struggle for local vapers and smokers looking to switch to vaping.

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Catering for Chinese visitors

Catering for Chinese visitors

| June 7, 2018

Taking advantage of the increasing number of Chinese visitors arriving in Thailand, the Tobacco Authority of Thailand is to start marketing its own Chinese-style cigarettes.

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Packaging fight continues

Packaging fight continues

| June 6, 2018

The fight over standardized tobacco-product packaging, which at best has a marginal impact on consumption, seems to be a distraction. There should be a united focus on reduced-risk products.

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Americas doing well, badly

Americas doing well, badly

| June 1, 2018

The Region of the Americas, where a third of countries are not implementing a single control measure, seems to be uniquely on schedule to meet a tobacco-use reduction target.

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Botswana is smoking

Botswana is smoking

| June 1, 2018

World No Tobacco Day encourages an outpouring of facts and figures – some of them seemingly alternative facts.

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Price decrease denied

Price decrease denied

| June 1, 2018

There seems to be a difference of opinion as to whether the prices of cigarettes in Malaysia are going to fall during a period of tax transition.

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Dokha sales limited

Dokha sales limited

| May 31, 2018

Dokha will join other tobacco products sold in the UAE in having to carry graphic health warnings. Presumably there won’t be a ’causes dokha (dizziness)’ warning.

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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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E-cigs struggling in US

E-cigs struggling in US

| May 23, 2018

In the US, electronic cigarettes are struggling to hold onto the people who try them. Only 3.2 percent of people admit to being daily or occasional users.

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Expanding cannabis

Expanding cannabis

| May 22, 2018

An indirect subsidiary of Alliance One International is gearing up to satisfy expected increases in demand for medicinal and recreational cannabis in Canada.

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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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Looking beyond TPD2

Looking beyond TPD2

| May 17, 2018

Following the failure of the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive to reduce smoking, there is a need to look at other ways of achieving health gains.

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Snus sales increased

Snus sales increased

| May 9, 2018

Swedish Match’s Scandinavian shipments of snus during the first quarter were up by about nine percent, year-on-year.

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