ABIDJAN: Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached 2.148 million tonnes for the period from Oct. 1 last year to Sept. 1, exporters estimated on Monday, up from 1.925 million tonnes in the same period last season.
About 2,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to Abidjan and 3,000 tonnes to San Pedro between Aug. 26 and Sept. 1 for a total of 5,000 tonnes, down from 9,000 tonnes in the same week last season.
Ivory Coast’s 2018/19 October-to-March main crop ended with production of 1.660 million tonnes on March 31, official CCC data showed.
Cocoa bean arrivals at the ports of Abidjan and San Pedro reached 561,000 tonnes between the start of the mid-crop on April 1 and Sept. 1, up from 495,000 tonnes during the same period last season.
Mid-crop arrivals reached a record 500,000 tonnes last season and are expected to be around 600,000 tonnes this season, according to pod counters and exporters.