tobacco-floors.jpgZimbabwe has so far exported a total of 48 million kilogrammes of flue cured tobacco worth US$243 million since February at an average price of $5.07 per kilogramme.

China remains the biggest consumer of the country’s golden leaf, having purchased more than 18 million kilogrammes worth US$141 million at an average price of $7, 48.

South Africa is the leading buyer of Zimbabwean tobacco on the African continent, having purchased around 5 million kilogrammes valued at around US$14 million at an average price $2,94.

Despite imposing sanctions on Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom is also amongst the biggest buyers of flue cured tobacco, having purchased 4,2 million kilogrammes valued at US$15 million at an average price of US$3,62.

The country has so far managed to export its flue cured tobacco to 44 countries across the globe including Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Germany, USA, Iran, and South Korea amongst others.