Zimbabwe mentioned it has earned $221.32 million after promoting 95 million kilogrammes of tobacco leaf for the reason that promoting season opened on April 29.

In a buying and selling replace, the Tobacco Trade and Advertising Board mentioned the gross sales had been 40 per cent greater than that of final yr, which stood at $158.07 million.

The common value at public sale and contract flooring was $2.33 per kg, greater than $1.79 in the identical interval of final yr.

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Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s second largest international foreign money earner behind gold.

The nation offered 259 million kg of tobacco leaf value greater than $500 million final yr, up from 253 million kg in 2018.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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