These types of coffee were the highest priced in January
Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) says the average export price for coffee in January was US$ 2.57 per kilo, 23 cents higher than US$ 2.34 per kilo realized in December 2021.
According to the January report, Robusta exports accounted for 78% of total exports, lower than 84% in December 2021.
The average Robusta price was US$ 2.12 per kilo, 9 cents higher than the previous month while Arabica fetched an average price of US$4.20 per kilo, 25 cents higher than in December 2021, according to the report.
The highest-priced type of coffee was Washed Robusta, which fetched $ 2.57 per kilo, a premium of 30 cents over conventional Screen 18.
Other top seller coffee types were sold as follows: Organic Robusta at an average price of US$ 2.32 per kilo, Mt. Elgon AA, AB and C/PB at US$6 per kilo, Mt. Elgon A+ at US$5.06 per kilo and Drug at US$3.94 per kilo.
In terms of volume, under Robusta coffee, Screen 15 was the most sold at 130,000 bags, while under Arabica Bugisu AB was the most sold at 13,810 bags.