Ecuador Cocoa Exports Jump 56% to 14,822 Tons in May: Anecacao

Ecuador’s National Cocoa Exporters Association, known as Anecacao, reports May cocoa bean export data in e-mailed statement today. * May exports rose 56% y/y from 9,497 metric tons last yr * Exports may “decline slightly” in coming months as El Nino weather phenomenon begins, Anecacao says * NOTE: Ecuador is world No. 1 grower of flavored beans used in fine chocolate

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