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Ivory Coast Coffee-Bean Exports From Abidjan Fell 43% in August

October 04, 2011

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Exports of coffee beans from Ivory Coast’s port of Abidjan, the commercial capital, fell 43 percent in August, according to data from the harbor.

Shipments amounted to 5,458 metric tons, compared with 9,515 tons in the same period a year earlier. Exports of soluble coffee produced in Abidjan rose to 705 tons from 589 tons a year ago in the same period.

Ivory Coast primarily grows robusta beans, a variety mainly used in instant coffee and espresso.

--With assistance from Baudelaire Mieu in Abidjan. Editors: Emily Bowers, Gordon Bell.

To contact the reporters on this story: Olivier Monnier in Abidjan via Accra at ebowers1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net.


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