Buy-Import-Export Premium Grade UGANDA VANILLA BEANS                           Buy-Import-Export Un-Refined Raw SHEA BUTTER 

Uganda revises 2010/2011 coffee exports up by 5 pct

Monday, 8th August, 2011

KAMPALA-Uganda lifted its coffee export forecast to 2.8 million 60kg bags for 2010/2011 on expectations for good harvests, just months after scaling down its estimate owing to a drought.

Exports of the beans rose in July compared with the same month last year after good harvests in the southwestern part of the country, the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said on Friday.

“The crop from southwestern Uganda has been excellent, and we evaluated the forecast that we gave in April again. “We now think we will be able to export about 2.8 million bags this year,” said David Kiwanuka, a spokesman for UCDA.

The UCDA had in April cut the forecast to 2.67 million 60kg bags for October 2010 -September 2011 from a previous estimate of 3.1 million bags, citing the drought ravaging parts of the east and Horn of Africa region.

Uganda exported 375,843 60kg bags of coffee in July, up from 266,245 bags in the same month last year.

The New Vision Newspaper

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Africa Uganda Business Travel News .

Haven't yet found what you Want...?

If you haven't yet found what you were looking for or you need detailed information about the subject matter on this page


feel free to ask our business travel consultants.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.