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Ivory Coast Main Cocoa Harvest May Be 950,000 Tons, Embassy Says

September 28, 2011

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.

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