Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Ivory Coast’s 2011-12 main cocoa harvest may be 900,000 metric tons to 950,000 tons, less than the previous season, according to the French Embassy in the West African nation.
Racketeering in cocoa-producing areas may hinder output in the October-to-May crop period, which last year was seen at 1 million tons to 1.5 million tons, the Abidjan-based embassy said in Les Echos d’Afrique d’Ouest, its monthly economic bulletin covering West Africa. The embassy did not say how it obtained the information.
--Editors: Emily Bowers, Alastair Reed.
To contact the reporter on this story: Olivier Monnier and Baudelaire Mieu in Abidjan via Accra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin in Johannesburg at email@example.com.