Ivory Coast 2018 cotton exports up 13 pct

ABIDJAN, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast exported 366,871 tonnes of cotton in 2018, up around 13 percent from the previous year, provisional port data showed on Tuesday.

The main port of Abidjan is also the primary point of export for cotton produced in Ivory Coast's landlocked neighbours, Mali and Burkina Faso.

Following are figures for cotton exports in tonnes:

Dec 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2017 Abidjan 14,686 12,044 15,895 San Pedro 876 1,309 3,160 Total 15,562 13,353 19,055 Cumulative 366,871 351,309 324,817 NOTE: Cumulative figures include exports of cotton from Burkina Faso and Mali. December port data for Abidjan is provisional and subject to revision (Reporting by Loucoumane Coulibaly Editing by Sofia Christensen and Louise Heavens)

2019-01-29 13:33:42

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