25/03/2011 03:07:53
Ivory Coast crisis helps Cameroon cocoa export
Cameroon benefited from the political crisis in neighbouring Ivory Coast as its cocoa export hit new highs at 184,090 tons till February this fiscal.
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Cameroon benefited from the political crisis in neighbouring Ivory Coast as its cocoa export hit new highs at 184,090 tons till February this fiscal.

According to Cocoa and Coffee Interprofessional Board (CCIB) and the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB, this is a 22 percent increase from the same period last year.

Exports for February, the seventh month of the season, reached 10,086 tonnes, down from 25,031 tonnes in January but up from 9,246 tonnes in the same month last year.

World’s fifth largest cocoa producer Cameroon's cocoa season runs from August 1 to July 31, with the main harvest period from October to February. The South-West and Centre regions account for 40 percent each of total cocoa beans output in the country, while the remainder come from the South and East regions.

The country hit a production record of 205,000 tonnes of cocoa beans in 2008/09, before slowing to 197,000 tonnes in 2009/2010. But experts and farmers now foresee production rising to over 200,000 tonnes in 2010/11.

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