The annual tobacco harvest has decreased by 30 to 40 percent. Climate change, rain at planting time, drought before harvest and during crop growth, took its toll. The crop is of high quality, but the quantities are few.
The Union of Agricultural Associations counts on support from the Ministry of Agriculture and on a constructive dialogue with buyers for a higher price of tobacco, due to inflation, increased costs for repromaterials and a low standard of living.
This year, 29,400 contracts for 26,600 tons of tobacco were signed with the purchasing companies.