Ecuador Cocoa Exports Drop 42% to 10,172 Metric Tons: Anecacao

Cocoa exports from Ecuador, the world’s top grower of flavored beans used in fine chocolate, fell to 10,172 metric tons in August, a 42 percent decrease from a year earlier.

Ecuador shipments fell from 17,627 metric tons in August 2011, according to an e-mailed statement today from the National Cocoa Exporters Association, known as Anecacao. Exports rose from 6,937 metric tons in July, the group said.

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