Uganda’s coffee exports surge to record high


Uganda, Africa’s largest coffee exporter shipped 543,251 60-Kilogram bags of coffee in July, up from 463,709 bags exported same time last year and also a record in about three decades. Thanks to easing of coronavirus restrictions and maturing new coffee trees.

Uganda’s coffee exports rose 17.2% in July from the same month last year, boosted by output from maturing new coffee trees and easing coronavirus restrictions, the sector regulator said on Thursday.

This record is the highest in a month since 1991, according to Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA).

According to the regulator’s, there was “increased production on account of fruition of the newly planted coffee, and favourable weather.”

Source: Reuters

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