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Ghana 2020/21 cocoa arrivals down 10.4% by Nov. 5 - Cocobod

ABIDJAN, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Ghana’s graded and sealed (G&S) cocoa arrivals stood at 146,886 tonnes as of Nov. 5 since the start of this year’s harvest on Oct. 1, down from 163,162 tonnes the previous season, figures from marketing board Cocobod showed on Thursday.

G&S is cocoa that has been quality checked and sealed in bags by Cocobod and is ready to be shipped.

Cocoa production in Ghana is expected to reach 800,000 tonnes this season, Cocobod has forecast.

Below are exporters’ buying volume from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5. Exporter Volume (tonnes) Olam 37,550 AGL (Ecom Trading) 25,158 ELIHO 17,963 NYONKOPA (Barry Callebaut) 11,903 P.B.C 11,113 FCL 6,532 KUAPA KOKO 6,276 UNICOM 5,008 A.B.L. 3,283 CMGL 2,648 CARGILL 2,153 TRGL 305 ------------------------------------------------------------- TOTAL 146,162 (Reporting by Aaron Ross)