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Uganda Coffee Exports To Rise

Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

UGANDA coffee exports are expected to rise 4.5% in December to 285,000 60-kg bags from the same period a year ago, a source at the state-run Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said on Wednesday.

The east African nation, which predominantly cultivates the robusta variety, is ranked among the three largest producers in Africa.

“We think December exports will be significantly higher because it’s a peak month for the season and also there are large stocks in warehouses that will boost shipments,” the source said.
Uganda shipped 272,779 60-kg bags in the same month last year.

The source at UCDA said farm gate prices were generally good, which could motivate farmers to sell their crop.

“The farm gate prices are quite good and definitely farmers will want to cash in on that and also they want to offload stocks because they need lots of money for Christmas festivities and paying school fees early next year,” said the source.

Harvesting in taking place in central and eastern regions which jointly account for 55% of the country’s annual bean output.

The eastern region primarily cultivates Arabica while central produces robusta.

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Apr 27, 2015
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Great performance
by: Greg Sheen

It is a very encouraging sign that December exports will be greatly higher because it’s a peak month for the season and also there are big stocks in warehouses that will bolster shipments. Another glaring aspect is that the country shipped 272,779 60-kg bags in the same month last year.Very healthy activity.

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May 11, 2011
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Uganda Coffee exports increase again
by: Anonymous

Monday, 9th May, 2011

Uganda exported 176,561 60-kg bags of coffee in April this year, up from 152,640 bags exported in the same month of 2010, a source at Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said on Saturday.

The rise is the second in a row following four straight months of export declines that were caused by drought and diseases in Africa?s second largest grower.

?The crop from the south and south-western region, where the harvest is underway, has been remarkably good in spite of our earlier fears about the possible impact of drought,? the UCDA source told Reuters.

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