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Ivory coast cocoa arrivals up 9% to 2.127 mln T by July 28 - exporters

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Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached 2.127 million tonnes for the Oct. 1, 2018-July 28 period, exporters estimated on Monday, up about 9% from 1.942 million tonnes during the same period last season.

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ABIDJAN, July 29 (Reuters) -

* Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached 2.127 million tonnes for the Oct. 1, 2018-July 28 period, exporters estimated on Monday, up about 9% from 1.942 million tonnes during the same period last season.

* About 10,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to Abidjan and 6,000 tonnes to San Pedro from July 22-28 for a total of 16,000 tonnes, up from 14,000 tonnes during the same week last season.

* Ivory Coast's 2018/19 October-to-March main crop ended with production of 1.660 million tonnes on March 31, according to official CCC data.

* Cocoa bean arrivals at the ports of Abidjan and San Pedro reached 525,000 tonnes between the start of the mid-crop on April 1 and July 28, up from 462,000 tonnes during the same period last season.

* Mid-crop arrivals reached a record of 500,000 tonnes last season and are expected to be around 600,000 tonnes this season, according to pod counters and exporters.

(Reporting by Ange Aboa, Editing by Anna Pujol-Mazzini and Deepa Babington)

((ange.aboa@thomsonreuters.com))

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