Zimbabwean tobacco sales up slightly
The 2005 Zimbabwean tobacco-selling season ended in late September with more than 72 million kilograms worth at least us$117 million sold, reports The Herald (Harare, Zimbabwe).
The 72 million kg delivered this year represents a 4.99-percent increase on the 68.7 million kg sold last year.
Officials say next year could be worse. The Tobacco Industry Marketing Board released a statement saying the 2005-2006 season might be “a disaster” because of lack of fuel and fertilizers, late preparations and labor problems.