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UGANDA – Exports slightly down in calendar year 2014

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Uganda’s coffee exports in December 2014 amounted to 224,803-kilo bags worth US $ 29.78 million.

This comprised 176,711 bags ($ 20.62 million) of Robusta and Arabica, 48,092 bags ($ 9.16 million, says UCDA in its monthly report.

Robusta exports decreased by 12.38% in volume and increased by 8.51% in terms of value compared to the same period last year 2013/14.

Similarly, Arabica exports decreased by 13.669% in volume and increased by 47.37 % in value compared to last year.

Coffee exports for 12 months January 2014 to December 2014) totalled 3.44m bags worth $409 million (comprising of Robusta 2.70 million bags and Arabica 0.74 million bags) compared to 3.67 million bags worth US$424 million in calendar 2013.

Over 78% of the total export volume was exported by 10 exporters, out of 29 exporters who performed in the month same as the previous month.

Exports to EU countries totalled 163, 423 bags accounting for 72.70% of total exports compared to 139,913 bags (63.61%) exported in November 2014

It was followed by Sudan with 33,240 bags (14.79%) compared to 32,698 bags (14.87%) and USA with 5,320 bags (2.37%) compared to 14,390 (6.54%) exported in November 2014.