Cameroon cocoa grind purchases up by end June – official data




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YAOUNDE – Cameroon’ Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) on said its local cocoa grinders purchased 32,042 tonnes of beans for grinding by end of June.

current figure is up from 30,496 tonnes same period 2012/13 season, according statistics from Leading grinder NCCB.

Sic-Cacaos, is a subsidiary of Swiss chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut.

The firm bought 31,116 tonnes by the end of June since the start of the 2013/14 season August, up from 28,494 tonnes the same period last year. Sic-Cacaos bought 1,091 tonnes June, up from 521 tonnes in May but down from 1,291 tonnes for the same month a year ago, NCCB data showed.

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A second local grinding called Chocolaterie Confiserie du Cameroun (CHOCOCAM) bought 131 tonnes in June, up from none in May same amount of purchases as this month last year.

Its total since the start of the season now stands at 926 tonnes, down from 2,002 tonnes for the same period in the 2012/13 season.

Sic-Cacaos processes raw cocoa beans into cocoa powder, cocoa cake and cocoa liquor which are sold in the six nations of the CEMAC sub-region.

Meanwhile, CHOCOCAM, an affiliate of South Africa’ Tiger Brand, manufactures chocolate sold in Cameroon.(Reuters/NAN)

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