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Ivory Coast cocoa port arrivals down 32%

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Cocoa beans at the biggest chocolate factory in the world where Barry Callebaut is developing a chocolate that not only melts at 55°C, but is also low in calories. (Dominique Faget, AFP)
Cocoa beans at the biggest chocolate factory in the world where Barry Callebaut is developing a chocolate that not only melts at 55°C, but is also low in calories. (Dominique Faget, AFP)

Abidjan - Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 98 000 tonnes by October 16 since the start of the season on October 1, exporters estimated on Monday.

This is down from 145 000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season.

Exporters estimated that around 28 000 tonnes of beans were delivered to port in the West African state's commercial capital of Abidjan and 29 000 tonnes to the southern city of San Pedro.

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