June 14, 2010 / 12:47 PM / in 10 years

Uganda's June coffee exports seen down 17 pct y/y

A farmer attends to her coffee bushes at a family plantation in Kiambu district, May 28, 2008. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda is forecast to export 210,000 60-kg bags of coffee in June, down 17 percent for the same period last year, a source at the state-run Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said Monday.

The June export forecast is up from 177,300 60-kg bags exported in May, but the east African country has been forced to lower its annual forecast to about 2.8 million bags due to poor weather.

Heavy rains across much of the country from January to May delayed the ripening process, disrupted the drying of beans and led to slower arrivals from the southwest of the country.

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