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Foodstuffs dominate Uganda’s EAC exports

Published on March 05, 2019

Foodstuffs dominated Uganda’s exports to regional markets in 2018, with farmers enjoying improved yields due to favourable weather.However, manufacturers faced weak demand for their products even as recent political developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan give hopes of stronger demand for industrial products this year.

According to Bank of Uganda data, total exports to Kenya rose to $719m as of December 2018 compared to the $551.06m recorded in 2017 with maize grain topping the exports. In addition to maize, Uganda exported beans, simsim, pineapples, watermelons and eggs in the second half of 2018. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor

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