Wake Up, Smell the Uganda Coffee as Exports Hit 30-Year Record
In the financial year 2020-2021, Uganda exported a record 6.08 million coffee bags, the highest total for 12 months in 30 years. Exports for FY20/21 were also worth U.S.$559 million compared to 5.11 million bags worth U.S.$496 millio in FY19/20. The figures were boosted by June's 618,388 bags worth U.S.$ 58.56 million, which is also the highest in a single month. June exports had an increase of 47% in quantity and value compared to the previous month, with Robusta figures shooting up, while Arabica slowing.
The biggest consumer of Ugandan coffee in June was Italy that maintained the highest market share with 34.57% compared with 37.02% last month. It was followed by Germany 13.11% (14.36%), India 9.52% (5.00%) Sudan 7.81% (4.04%) and Algeria 6.28% (5.80%).
Coffee exports to Africa amounted to 112,416 bags, a market share of 18% compared to 69,349 bags (14%) the previous month. African countries included Sudan, Morocco, Kenya, Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa. Europe remained the main destination for Uganda's coffees with a 61% imports share.
Coffee Exports Hit 30-Year Record
Independent (Kampala), 11 July 2021
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