Ugandan Coffee Exports Jumped by 38% in September – UCDA

The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has said that Uganda’s coffee exports in September rose 37.7 percent year on year as good prices encouraged farmers to sell.

According to the UCDA, the Uganda shipped a total of 286,322 60-kg bags last month, up from 207,923 bags exported in September 2014.

Reuters reports that Uganda exported 3.46 million bags in the 2014/15 (Oct-Sept) crop year, down slightly from 3.5 million the previous year. Farm gate coffee prices improved in line with the global prices, the regulator said.

According to Footprint2Africa, UCDA said shipments in the 2014/15 crop year earned the country $410 million, up from $394 million the previous year.

Coffee is Uganda’s leading commodity export and its single biggest source of hard currency.

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