TITLE

Tobacco outlook improved by leaf sale to China

AUTHOR(S)
Bickers, Chris
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;1/18/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
19813589

 

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