In the just-concluded week (March 15-21), coffee export volumes increased by a massive 140% according to the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB).
“We exported 315,660Kg of Coffee generating US$1,035,448. Compared to previous week, both export quantities and revenues increased by 145% and 111.8% respectively with an average price of USD3.7/kg Vs USD3.2/kg of last week,” NAEB said early Monday, adding the main buyers were from China, Tanzania and the United States.
Rwanda is also a progressive producer and exporter of Tea that is highly sought after across global markets.
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According to NAEB, the country last week shipped out 510,016Kg of tea. The consignment generated US$1,322,965. The average price reduced from USD2.7/Kg to USD2.5/Kg. The main buyers included; Pakistan, Egypt, UK, Kazakhstan, Sudan and Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, horticultural products export performance has been impressive. 351,895Kg of horticultural products which generated US$ 1,031,579 were shipped out to Belgium, Holland, DRC, Russia, and UK among other destinations.
According to NAEB, both horticultural products export quantities and revenues increased by 29.6% and 16% respectively compared to the previous week.