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Cameroon Robusta, Arabica Export Rose in Week to May 20

May 21, 2012

The export price for both robusta and arabica coffee from Cameroon rose in the week to May 20, according to Bloomberg calculations made using daily export prices from the Cocoa and Coffee Board.

The price for robusta climbed 6.3 percent to 1,019 CFA francs, the figures, sent in a mobile-phone text message from the Douala-based board, indicated. Arabica coffee increased 3.3 percent to 1,884 francs.

The Central African nation has exported 775 metric tons of arabica since the season started in October and 7,703 metric tons of robusta since December, the board said in a monthly report on May 18.

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: Emily Bowers at ebowers1@bloomberg.net


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