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HUNGARY TOBACCO CROP EDGES UP TO 5,511 TONNES IN 2019

 

Hungarian farmers grew 5,511 tonnes of tobacco last year, up from 5,448 tonnes in 2018, the chairman of the National Tobacco Growers Association (Madosz) told MTI. Average yield was 1.762 tonnes per hectare last year, up from 1.675 tonnes in 2018, said Illés Bényei. Hungary’s two big tobacco buyers – Universal Leaf Tobacco (ULT) Magyarország and Dofer Dohányfermentáló – paid 520 forints (EUR 1.76) per kilogramme of Burley tobacco last year, up from 483 forints in 2018, he added.