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Exports rise by 5.1 per cent

Published on February 27, 2019

Gold, coffee, fish, oil and maize topped Uganda’s export list in the calendar year ending 2018, increasing overall earnings by 5.1 per cent. According to records from Bank of Uganda (BoU) released this month, the country’s export earnings for the year ending 2018 were $3.6b (Shs13.2trillion), up from $3.4b (Shs12.5 trillion) earned the previous year.

Uganda’s leading agricultural export commodity, during in 2018 experienced a drop in both value and volume of exports. The BoU report shows that the country exported 4.1 million 60kg bags, fetching the country $436m (Shs1.6 trillion), down from 4.7 million kilogramme 60kg bags worth $555m (Shs2 trillion) exported the previous year. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor

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