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Cocoa Sent From Ivory Coast’s San Pedro Port Rose in September

October 10, 2011

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Exports of cocoa beans from Ivory Coast’s port of San Pedro more than doubled to 26,094 metric tons in September from 10,034 tons a year earlier, the harbor said.

Shipments of cocoa liquor increased 46 percent to 6,916 tons, while exports of chocolate jumped to 1,199 tons from 227 tons, according to an e-mailed statement.

Coffee exports almost doubled to 219 tons from 113 tons last year, according to the statement. Shipments of palm oil dropped 11 percent to 6,543 tons, while rubber exports rose 37 percent to 11,191 tons from last year’s 8,159 metric tons, the document showed.

--Editors: Emily Bowers, Karl Maier.

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

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


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