Ecuador Cocoa Exports Rose 25% to 9,548 Tons in May: Anecacao

Ecuador’s National Cocoa Exporters Association, known as Anecacao, reports May cocoa-bean export data in e-mailed statement. * Cocoa-bean exports +25% from 7,614 tons in May 2012 * Ecuador cocoa crop in flowering phase now * Harvest peak expected in August * NOTE: Ecuador is world No. 1 grower of flavored beans used in fine chocolate

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