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Seychelles Tuna Output Rises in Second Quarter as Milk Drops

October 04, 2011

(Updates with milk production in second paragraph)

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Canned tuna production in the Seychelles rose to 7,127 metric tons in the second quarter of the year from 6,519 tons a year earlier, the nation’s statistics bureau said.

Milk production on the Indian Ocean island slumped 64 percent to 16 kiloliters, the Victoria-based agency said in an e-mailed statement today. Sales of chickens more than doubled to 228,632 birds, while eggs sales gained 30 percent to 7 million, it said.

The island nation produced no copra from coconuts this year, the statistics office said, without commenting further. Electricity output climbed 11 percent to 83 kilowatts, the bureau said.

--Editors: Hilton Shone, Alastair Reed

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