Tobacco outlook improved by leaf sale to China

Bickers, Chris
January 2006
Southeast Farm Press;1/18/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p28
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the import of tobacco by China from the U.S. In October 2005, the import arm of China's state tobacco monopoly sent a delegation to the U.S., and it purchased around 13.6 million pounds of tobacco from the Flue-Cured Cooperative, the grower cooperative for tobacco. This tobacco, which is valued at $35.3 million, will be shipped to China by February 2006. China also purchased an estimated 3.8 million pounds of tobacco from leaf dealers. These Chinese imports have improved the outlook for U.S. tobacco farmers.


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