East Africa Regional Grain Trade Analysis for the Week Ending 27th July 2018

Figure 1 East Africa Regional Grain Trade Flow for the Week Ending 27 July 2018

The Week’s Market Analysis

  • There was a drastic reduction in the number of beans exported from Uganda to Kenya, this is mostly due to reduced beans sales as there is plenty of food in Kenya, which is Uganda major commodity export market.
  • Uganda increased its export of Yellow beans (282.32MT) to DRC, from zero the previous week.
  • Tanzania’s increased its Rice exports to Uganda to 1,318MT, and did not export any beans to Uganda, a confirmation of decreasing beans demands within the region.

The Week’s Market Prices for Select Markets


Table 1- Market Prices for Select Markets in the East Africa Region for the Week Ending 13th July  2018, US$1=Ksh100.91

The Week’s Market Opportunities

Betta Grains continues to receive various request to buy and sell commodities.  Below is a table listing some of our clients request to find buyers and sellers.  Kindly visit our eDuka page https://www.bettagrains.com/?page_id=1236 for a more up to date list.


Author; Fostina Mani, Betta Grains. Fostina.Mani@bettagrains.com, Twitter: @FostinaMani.

 Acknowledgment:  The data used for the analysis has been obtained from; IAM, Government of Kenya, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, Government of Tanzania, Ministry of Trade and Industry, EAGC, RATIN, Farm Gain Uganda, FEWS NET,  & Betta Grains. 

 Disclaimer. Due to unavailable of data on various border points on formal cross-border trade flows and volumes in the public arena.  The volumes indicated above are mostly from the informal cross-border data that is available to the public.  The purpose of the analysis, is simply to provide an indication of the East Africa Regional Trade flow to SMEs, Smallholder Farmers, and Other Stakeholders in a manner and language that is applicable, simple, and makes sense. Those desiring to obtain actual trade volumes are advised to contact various internationally funded government projects that have been mandated to provide the regional trade data for public good.

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