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Uganda Earns Shs273 Billion from Coffee Exports in May

"This was a decrease of 7.75% in quantity but an increase of 55.15% in value compared to the same month last year," the Authority reported.
posted onJune 17, 2022
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Uganda collected US$ 73.01 million (about Shs273 billion) from coffee exports in May after shipping 455,166 60-kilo bags.

The shipment comprised 350,312 bags of Robusta valued at $47.31 million and 104,854 bags of Arabica valued at $25.71 million, according to Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA).

"This was a decrease of 7.75% in quantity but an increase of 55.15% in value compared to the same month last year," the Authority reported.

The report indicates that Ugacof (U) Ltd was the leading exporter with a market share of 15.65% compared to 11.11% in April 2022.

It was followed by Touton Uganda Limited 11.43% (9.77%), Ideal Quality Commodities Ltd 10.39% (7.47%) Olam Uganda Limited 9.15% (8.50%), Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd 8.69% (6.93), Kawacon (U) Ltd 5.24% (13.10%), Ibero (U) Ltd 4.90% (3.82%), Louis Dreyfus Company (U) Ltd 3.82% (5.27%), Export Trading Company (U) Ltd 3.87% (4.63%), and Besmark Coffee Company Limited 3.70% (3.58%) 

(The figures in brackets represent the percentage market share held in April 2022.)

"The top 10 exporters held a market share of 77% higher than 75% the previous month," reads the report.

"There were changes in positions compared to last month reflecting competition at the exporter level. Out of the 47 exporters that performed, 20 exported Robusta Coffee only while 10 exported Arabica coffee only."

Most of the coffee was shipped to Italy, which maintained the highest market share of 39.06% compared with 33.12% last month. It was followed by Germany 12.64% (13.41%), Sudan 10.74% (14.59%), India 7.27% (7.71%) and Belgium 6.78% (5.70%).

(The figures in brackets represent percentage market share held in April 2022.)

Coffee exports to Africa amounted to 70,782 bags, a market share of 16% compared to 90,076 bags (23%) the previous month.

African countries included Algeria, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa, South Sudan, and Kenya. Europe
remained the main destination for Uganda’s coffees with a 66% imports share higher than 58% in April 2022.

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