Malawi tobacco sales down by K73billion

Malawi has suffered a loss of K73 billion in tobacco sales as tobacco sales go into its final week.

 Mzuzu tobacco auction floors
Mzuzu tobacco auction floors

Auction Holdings Limited coroporate manager Mark Ndipita said tobacco sales have rakes in K171 billion so far in the last six month tobacco market.

However, same period last year, according to Ndipita, the market raked in K244 billion.

“This year we had low prices coupled with the high rejection rate,” said Ndipita.

He said this year, 150 million kilograms has been sold off compared to last year’s 190 million kilograms.

“We are now in the last week of selling tobacco but we are not doing well,” he said.

This year, tobaccoi sold at an average US$1.36 as opposed to last year’s US$1.76

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Incomplete Dead Mathanyura
Incomplete Dead Mathanyura
5 years ago

That’s great. As long as Mathanyura is still alive, any forex earnings are a waste because it will be carelessly spent by DPP on unexplained holidays to the USA. In fact farmers would best be advised to put on hold their tobacco farming till Mathanyura Pitala is completely dead!

5 years ago

Au sure the tobacco season ends this week? Is this as was reported by Mr Ndipita or ua expressing your own opinion?

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