Mozambique to export 43,000 tonnes of tobacco in 2009

3 September 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 3 Sept – Mozambique Leaf Tobacco, with headquarters in Mozambique’s Tete province, has announced that tobacco exports in 2009 are expected to total 43,000 tonnes, according to a report from Mozambican news agency AIM.

The company’s managing director, Rod Haggar said that this year’s exports were expected to rise by 4,000 tonnes as compared to 2008.

“Last year we exported 39,000 tonnes to several countries but this year exports will reach 43,000 tonnes,” he said.

Mozambique Leaf Tobacco exports tobacco to Europe, Russia, Latin America, Australia, South Africa and other countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

The company employs 4,000 people at its processing factory in Tete and 12,000 rural workers in Tete, Zambézia and Niassa that work on the tobacco plantations. (macauhub)