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Burundi Coffee Exports Fall 29% in November, Regulator Says

January 03, 2012

Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Exports of coffee from Burundi declined 29 percent to 11,092 metric tons in November from a year earlier, said Jeremie Ndikumana, head of the commerce department at the country’s coffee regulator.

The shipments earned revenue of $51.4 million in the month, less than the $55.2 million made in November 2010, he said in an interview Dec. 30 in Bujumbura, the capital. Beans were sold for a minimum price of $4.64 per kilogram (2.2 pounds), he said.

--Editors: Emily Bowers, Ben Holland

To contact the reporter on this story: Desire Nimubona in Bujumbura at dnimubona@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net


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