Articles tagged 'tobacco industry and marketing board'

Plant early, tobacco farmers urged 25 October 2018 HARARE - Tobacco farmers are being encouraged to plant the crop early to avoid the likely danger of El Nino-induced low rainfall expected in the country. This is following indications by the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) that during the 2018 October-December period, there are high c...
Tobacco sales at all-time high 23 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's tobacco sales have reached a record high of 237,1 million kg with a week to go before the selling season ends, official data showed on Friday, raising hopes the second biggest export could help ease the country's severe dollar shortage. Growing demand from China, the world'...
Zim tobacco output hit all-time high 4 July 2018 HARARE - Eighteen years after the collapse of Zimbabwe's agriculture sector in the wake of former President Robert Mugabe's land grab programme, tobacco production has hit a record 207 million kg, with black farmers funded by private firms producing the highest volume ever produced in the post-la...
Tobacco farmers earn $400m 26 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean tobacco farmers have so far earned $400 million after 42 days of marketing from 138 million kilogrammes as expectations are high that the 2018 sales will reach 200 million kg. During the same period last year, farmers had earned $349 million from 123 million kg. Statisti...
Tobacco sales reach $355 million 25 May 2018 HARARE - The 2018 tobacco sales have reached $300 million after 39 days of marketing from 123 million kilogrammes as expectations are high that the sales will reach 200 million kg. Statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show that about 68 000 contracted growers have de...
Tobacco farmers rake in $236 million 10 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's tobacco farmers have so far earned over $236 million from 83 million kilogrammes (kg) that have gone under the hammer at the country's auction floors in the last 30 days. Statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board show that last year during the same period, th...
Govt acts on 'rogue' tobacco buyers 7 May 2018 HARARE - The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has suspended the operations of tobacco buyers accused of giving farmers a raw deal. This comes amid disgruntlement and complains by frustrated farmers who are threatening to quit growing the crop, claiming they are being short-changed b...
Zim tobacco exports reach $518m 27 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's tobacco export earnings rose by nearly 10 percent to $518 million in the seven months to October on higher prices and demand from China. Tobacco is the country's single largest export commodity, ahead of platinum and gold. Statistics released by the Tobacco Industry and ...
TIMB plays down tobacco cash hiccups 8 April 2016 HARARE - Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (Timb) says the current cash shortages being experienced by farmers will be addressed as the season progresses. This comes as tobacco farmers were this year ordered to open bank accounts where their proceeds would be deposited. However, the proc...
Decline in tobacco production worrying 24 March 2016 HARARE - Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board chairperson Monica Chinamasa on Tuesday said Zimbabwe is likely to register a 20 percent decline in the golden leaf production this year due to the El Nino effect. This means that the country's tobacco production which reached a peak of 210 million...
Tobacco exports earnings up 3 February 2016 HARARE - The value of tobacco exports has increased by 7,2 percent to $182,9 million in January this year from $181,3 million recorded prior comparable period, figures from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board (TIMB) show.According to TIMB data, 25,2 million kilogrammes (kg) of the golden leaf wa...
Tobacco exports up 190pc 20 January 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's tobacco exports have increased by 190 percent to 21,1 million kilogrammes (kg) in the first two weeks of 2016 fetching $161 million compared to 7,3 million kg sold in the same period last year, latest figures show. The latest data from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Boa...
Tobacco exports up 49pc 31 August 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe tobacco exports surged by 49 percent to $347 million this week from the sale of 65 million kilogrammes (kgs) up from $231 million recorded in the prior period, official statistics show. Figures released by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (Timb) on Friday revealed tha...
Zim to miss 2015 tobacco target 19 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe is likely to miss its 2015 tobacco target of 220 million kilogrammes due to poor weather and handling losses, Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) chief executive Andrew Matibiri told businessdaily. The development will dent revival of the country's agriculture sector,...
Zim targets 240m kg tobacco 21 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe is targeting to produce nearly 240 million kilogrammes (kg) of tobacco in the 2014/15 season on the back of increased cropping. This comes after the country surpassed a targeted 200 million kg this year — the first time in a decade — to produce 216 million kg of the golden le...
China remains Zim's biggest tobacco buyer 29 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe exported tobacco worth over $500 million in the 2013 selling season, with China remaining the biggest buyer, latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) reveal. As of last week, the Asian economic giant bought 23 353 750 kg tobacco worth $196 638 57...
Tobacco farmers blast TIMB 23 October 2013 HARARE - The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has failed to provide farming inputs it promised to tobacco farmers, amid indications that the board failed to raise money to support the project. TIMB, a state parastatal, unveiled an input support scheme three weeks ago for all registe...