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Cameroon coffee exports sharply up in April

Robusta coffee shipments from Cameroon rose sharply in April. According to figures released by the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) on Tuesday, export reached 7,575 tonnes in April, from 984 tonnes in March and from 2,622 tonnes in April 2014. The Board did not give reasons for the increase in exports.

Seven firms exported robusta beans during the period with Olam Cam, a local unit of Singapore’s Olam International topping the chart with 6,359 tonnes, followed by UTI with 540 tonnes and Nealiko with 378 tonnes, NCCB said.

Some 559 tonnes of arabica coffee were also shipped during the month, from 157 tonnes in March and from 232 tonnes in April a year ago, bringing the total since the start of the season last October 1 to 965 tonnes.