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Uganda ranked leading coffee exporter in Africa

Published on September 07, 2015

After several months of struggling, Uganda’s leading export commodity coffee, posted gains both in volume and value at the international market, a new report indicates.

If this performance continues, Uganda stands a chance to be among the world’s top five producers in the next few years.

The new development has made the country move three steps from position number 10 in 2014 to seven in 2015 after Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Honduras, Indonesia and India.

Rising exports
Latest statistics from the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) indicate that in July, the tenth month on the coffee calendar, there was a 16 per cent and 18 per cent increase in volume and value respectively. Uganda exported 403,381 60-kg bags up from 335,405 60kg bags exported in June. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor