Deliveries to shippers and processors fell to 70,858 bags in the week to July 29, Hartmann said in a report yesterday. That compares with 79,554 bags the reported a week earlier. A bag weighs 60 kilograms (132 pounds). Total arrivals across Brazil were 103,578 bags from 108,780 bags 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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