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Ivory Coast Cocoa Sent to Ports Reaches 1.5 Million Tons

October 11, 2011

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Cocoa beans delivered to Ivory Coast’s ports of Abidjan and San Pedro from farms in the interior of the country reached 1.511 million tons by Sept. 30, according to data from the industry’s regulator.

Cocoa deliveries from farms totaled 62,301 tons from Sept. 19 to Sept. 30, the document showed. The season started on Oct. 1, 2010 and ended Sept. 30.

In the previous harvest period, Ivory Coast produced 1.216 million tons of beans, Massandje Toure, president of the Comite de Gestion de la Filiere Cafe-Cacao, said last week.

As many as 168,000 tons of cocoa beans are stocked at the moment in warehouses and have not been exported yet, the document also showed.

--Editors: Emily Bowers, Ana Monteiro.

To contact the reporters on this story: Olivier Monnier and Baudelaire Mieu 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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