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Cameroon’s Cocoa Exports Climbed 12% in September, Groups Say

October 31, 2011

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Cocoa exports from Cameroon, Africa’s fourth-largest producer of the crop, increased 12 percent in September, the second month of the new season, according to the country’s Cocoa and Coffee Board and the Cocoa and Coffee Inter-profession Council.

Exports rose to 27,636 metric tons from 24,593 tons a year earlier, the two institutions wrote in a joint report e-mailed today from the port city of Douala.

Twenty-five companies were involved in the trade, with TELCAR Cocoa Ltd. exporting 6,621 tons, followed by OLAM CAM on 5,957 tons and CAMACO with 4,013 tons, according to the report.

The country has exported 37,413 tons since the season started compared with 37,772 tons the previous year, the groups said. The cocoa season in the West African nation runs from Aug. 1 through July 31.

--Editors: John Deane, Vernon Wessels

To contact the reporter on this story: Pius Lukong in Yaounde via Accra at ebowers1@bloomberg.net.

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


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