Deliveries to shippers and processors rose to 81,476 bags in the period, Hartmann said in a report yesterday. That compares with the 65,443 bags reported a week earlier. A bag weighs 60 kilograms (132 pounds). Total arrivals across Brazil were 118,608 bags compared to 118,866 bags a week earlier.
Bahia accounted for 74 percent of Brazil’s cocoa output and 94 percent of grindings in the past five years, Hartmann said in an Oct. 12 e-mail. He’s a board member of the Commercial Association of Bahia and heads the group’s statistical service on Brazilian production.
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