From October through the end of February, 2019/20 cocoa arrivals at major Ivorian ports were reported at just under 1.62 million metric tons (MMT), per CCC. This was a decline of 2 percent from arrivals for the same period last season.
From October through the end of March, the trade estimated that arrivals were close to 1.65 MMT, down less than 2 percent YOY.
Cumulative arrivals through the first week of April were estimated by exporters near 1.68 MMT, down closer to 3 percent YOY, per Financial Post.
While the trade waits for grind figures for the major use regions, some origin grind data is now available. Per Reuters, GEPEX reports that Ivory Coast grind from October through March totaled 282,000 MT, up more than 4 percent from arrivals of 270,000 MT a year prior.
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