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Burundi’s Coffee Sales Increased 21% in January, Authority Says

February 21, 2012

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Burundi sold 663,000 kilograms (1.46 million pounds) of coffee in January, 21 percent more than a month earlier, according to the industry’s regulator.

Farmers in the East African nation earned $2.4 million from the sales, up from $2.2 million in December, the Burundi Coffee Authority said in a statement handed to reporters today in the capital, Bujumbura.

--Editors: Alastair Reed, Dan Weeks.

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