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Lower cocoa yields

This article was originally published in The Public Ledger

DROUGHT and disease will reduce yields from Brazil's 2009/10 season cocoa midcrop, saidThomas Hartmann, a commodities analyst specialising in cocoa.The first forecasts for the next mid-crop season have pegged Brazil's cocoa output at between 900,000 and 1m 60kg bags, compared with 1.28m bags in the previous year.



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