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Uganda coffee exports fall 7pc yr/yr in September KAMPALA: Uganda coffee exports for September fell by 7 percent to 207, 927 60-kg bags of coffee compared with the same month a year ago, an industry source said on Thursday, extending a pattern of lower exports this year. Industry experts in Uganda, Africa's number one exporter of coffee which mostly cultivates the robusta variety, said the coffee yield is usually poorer in some parts of the country at this time of the year. "We're at the tail end of the harvest in the south and south western (coffee) growing areas typically we tend to get small yields," said a source at the Uganda Coffee Development Authority. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Egypt to stop wheat imports until March CAIRO: Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer, will stop purchasing wheat until March 2015, the supplies minister said on Saturday."After the recent purchase of 175,000 tonnes of French and Russian wheat to produce subsidized bread, the strategic reserve of wheat is enough to last until the first week of next March," Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi said in a statement.The recent purchase consisted of 120,000 tonnes of French wheat and 55,000 tonnes of Russian wheat at ...
Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 1,719,000 tonnes by Sept 21 ABIDJAN: Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,719,000 tonnes by Sept. 21 since the start of the season on Oct. 2, exporters estimated on Monday, up from 1,462,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. Exporters estimated around 9,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to the West African state's two ports of Abidjan and San Pedro between Sept. 15 and 21, down from 20,000 tonnes during the same ...
Iraq issues new tender to buy minimum 30,000 T rice HAMBURG: Iraq's state grains buyer has issued an international tender to buy at least 30,000 tonnes of rice, European traders said on Monday.The closing date for the tender is Monday, Sept. 22, and offers must be valid until Friday, Sept. 26.The rice can be sourced from the United States, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Vietnam and Thailand. Thai white rice will be accepted, traders said.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Uganda coffee exports seen rising 3pc in 2014/15 season KAMPALA: Uganda's coffee exports are likely to rise by 3 percent to 3.6 million 60-kg bags of the beans in the 2014/15 (Oct-Sep) crop year largely due to good weather and attractive prices.Uganda, Africa's number one exporter of coffee and which predominately cultivates the robusta variety, expects 2013/14 exports to hit a forecast for the season of 3.5 million bags.By the end of July, Uganda had shipped 3 million bags since the beginning of the ...
Uganda coffee exports seen rising in 2014/15 season KAMPALA: Uganda's coffee exports are likely to rise by 3 percent to 3.6 million 60-kg bags of the beans in the 2014/15 (Oct-Sep) crop year, an industry official said on Monday. The coffee exports will rise on the back of favourable rains and good farmgate prices, David Muwonge, head of marketing and production at the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), told Reuters.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Saudi Arabia says buys 610,000 tonnes of hard wheat ABU DHABI: Saudi Arabia bought 610,000 tonnes of hard wheat in a tender for shipment periods between Dec. 1 and Jan.30 , the Grain Silos and Flour Mills Organisation (GSFMO) said on Monday. The accepted origins are the European Union, North and South America and Australia at the sellers' option, the GSFMO said. The wheat is to be shipped in 10 consignments, with 310,000 tonnes for shipment to the port of Jeddah and 300,000 tonnes ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln