June 17 (Bloomberg) -- Shipments of cocoa beans and the bean equivalent of processed products registered at Ivory Coast’s ports for export totaled 911,497 metric tons in the season to June 9, according to an industry official with access to the data.
In the 14 days to June 9, deliveries cocoa beans totaled 88,012 metric tons, said the official, who declined to be identified because the data are confidential. The figures are based on data provided by the ports of Abidjan and San Pedro. The official declined to be identified because the data are confidential.
Processing companies declared 23,180 tons of beans used for derived products during the period. The processed beans generated 18,544 tons of product, primarily cocoa liquor, butter and powder, which on average require one ton of raw beans to produce 800 kilograms (1,764 pounds) of finished derivative.
Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa producer, harvests its main crop from Oct. 1 to March 31, while a smaller mid crop is gathered from April to the end of September. The figures are tabulated under exporting company, metric tons of beans shipped, and total beans shipped since the season opened.
The following table shows the bean equivalent of products declared in the period, tabulated under processing company, metric tons of processed beans, and total beans exported since the season opened.
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