JULY coffee exports fetched $42.02m (about sh67.2b) from 325,080 60-kg bags, a Uganda Coffee Development Authority monthly report has shown. This was an improvement of 21% in volume and 48% in value compared to last year.
Robusta coffee fetched $36.7m from 289,684 bags, while Arabica fetched $5.3m from 35,398 bags.
The improvement in Robusta quantity was due to improved husbandry practices, which were supported by favourable weather and an improvement in prices on the world market.
â€œHowever, the decline in the volume of Arabica is due to the crop cycle following good performance in the last three years.â€
The volume of Arabica also fell due to seasonal factors because harvesting started earlier.
The volume of Robusta rose from 228,771 bags worth $28m in June to 289,684 bags worth $36.7m in July. The highest price among the robusta grades was 239 cents/kilo for organic robusta followed by washed robusta at 236 cents, which went to the specialty market.
July coffee exports fetch sh67b