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July 19, 2011

Uganda coffee exports up

Coffee exports from Uganda, one of Africa's leading exporters of the beans, is expected to rise by 20.2 percent in July from the same month a year ago, the state-run Uganda Coffee Development Authority said on July 18.

The regulator said the nation, east Africa's third largest economy, is forecast to ship 320,000 60-KG bags of coffee this month from 266,245 bags in July last year.

Bean exports in June rose to 370,924 60-kg bags, up from the month's forecast of 265,000 bags and earnings more than doubled to $53 million from $23.03 million in June 2010.

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