Uganda revises upwards its 2012/2013 coffee exports forecast

Uganda revised an earlier forecast of its coffee exports in the 2012/13 season to 3.2 million 60-kg bags from a year ago on good weather and increased coffee acreage, a the Ugandan Coffee Development Authority said on Monday.

The east African country had said in October that its exports would rise by 11 percent to 3 million bags. Uganda’s coffee season runs from October to September.

“We have had remarkably favourable weather marked by good rains interspersed with dry episodes throughout all the growing areas which has certainly helped in ensuring a good crop this season,” Norman Mutekanga, manager for Strategy and Development at the Uganda Coffee Development Authority, told Reuters.

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