The West African nation produced 365 metric tons of the fiber from May to June this year, compared with 730 tons in 2008, an e-mailed report from the Conakry-based ministry showed, without giving a reason for the stoppage.
In the six months through June, palm oil output plummeted to 156 tons from 6,372 tons in the same period a year earlier, according to the statement. Coffee rose 91 percent to 29,406 tons, while cocoa fell to 8,696 tons from 20,361 tons in 2011, the ministry said in the statement.
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