As of the 20th of December 2019, area under tobacco cultivation in Zimbabwe had increased to 81,977 hectares (+2.8%) while the number of registered growers decreased to 143,568 (-15%), compared to the previous year.
By the 2nd of January tobacco stripping in Kentucky was 82% complete.
From January to November 2019, Brazil accounted for 31% of Japan's tobacco leaf imports.
The 2020 quota for Pakistan tobacco increased to 45,628 tons (+23%) from 2019's volume.
The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has signed into law a bill raising the federal age requirement for tobacco and vapor product purchases to 21.