Uganda's coffee shipments in December increased 28%: Data
Uganda's coffee exports surged 28% in December compared to the same month last year, the East African nation said in a report.
The increase was boosted by higher yields from newly maturing coffee trees, the state-run Uganda Coffee Development Authority said in a report seen by Reuters on Friday.
The east African country shipped 536,889 60-kg bags of coffee during the month, up 28% from a year earlier, UCDA said.
"Increasing coffee exports during the month compared to the previous year was due to newly planted coffee which started yielding, supported by favorable weather," the report said.
Another East African nation, Ethiopia, says it expects another record year of coffee exports.
Ethiopia is Africa’s biggest coffee producer and is ranked fifth in the world.
Ethiopian coffee exports are forecast to reach 280,000 tons in the current fiscal year and generate $1.1 billion.