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Cameroon Average Cocoa-Export Price Rises 7.8% in Week

August 07, 2012

Cameroon’s average cocoa-export price rose 7.8 percent to 1,259 CFA francs ($2.38) a kilogram (2.2 pounds) in the week to Aug. 6 from a week earlier, according to Bloomberg calculations made using the Cocoa and Coffee Board’s data.

A total of 170,441 metric tons has been exported since the start of the season, compared with 193,851 tons shipped in the previous year during the same period.

The following is a table of free-on-board exports rates from the main port of Douala in CFA francs a kilogram:

Aug. 6          1,267
Aug. 3          1,279
Aug. 2          1,279                               
Aug. 1          1,273
July 31         1,196
Average         1,259

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

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Emily Bowers at ebowers1@bloomberg.net


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