Ivory Coast will see cocoa output tail fall sharply from January
Friday December 13 2013
Poor weather in the run-up to the start of the 2013/14 cocoa season in Ivory Coast will cause production to fall off sharply next month despite a harvest that is currently stronger than last year, exporters and merchants said on Wednesday.
The season opened in the world's top cocoa at the beginning of October. Exporters estimate arrivals at the country's two ports reached around 587,000 tonnes by December 8 compared with 423,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season.
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