September 13, 2016 / 9:32 AM / a year ago

Ivorian cocoa port arrivals down 16 pct by Sept. 11 - exporters

Women from a local cocoa farmers association called BLAYEYA spread cocoa beans to dry in Djangobo, Niable in eastern Ivory Coast, November 17, 2014.Thierry Gouegnon/File Photo

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,465,000 tonnes by Sept. 11 since the start of the season on Oct. 1, exporters estimated on Tuesday, down from 1,748,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season.

Exporters estimated around 8,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to the West African state's two ports of Abidjan and San Pedro between Sept. 5 and 11 down from 16,000 tonnes during the same period last year.

Reporting by Ange Aboa; Editing by Joe Bavier

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