Tobacco Sales Rise Marginally
FLUE-CURED tobacco growers have so far earned US$267 million from the auction of 71 million kg of the golden leaf that were sold at an average price of US$3,78 per kg. This marks an 18,78 percent change from last year when farmers grossed US$168 million from the sale of 60 million kg during the same period. Last year's average price was US$2,82 per kg. This year's marketing season started in February.