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Tobacco sales down 8.5 percent

Zimbabwe's tobacco sales have dropped 8.5 percent to 188.5 million kilograms this year after drought in southern Africa affected production of the country's top export earner, an official said on Thursday.

Tobacco production hit by heavy rains

Zimbabwe's tobacco crop will fall to 190 million kilograms this year, down from 216 million kilograms in 2014, an official said on Wednesday, as late planting and heavy rains hit production of the country's biggest exporter earner.