ABIDJAN, Oct 28 (Reuters) -
* Ghana’s graded and sealed (G&S) cocoa arrivals hit 44,000 tonnes between the start of this year’s harvest on Oct. 1 and Oct. 17, up 7.3% from the same period of the previous season, data from marketing board Cocobod showed on Monday.
* G&S is cocoa that has been quality checked and sealed in bags by Cocobod and is ready to be shipped.
* According to Cocobod data, G&S cocoa arrivals for the 2017/18 season had reached 60,000 tonnes in the same period.
* Cocoa production in Ghana is expected to total 850,000 tonnes this season, according to Cocobod’s forecast. (Reporting by Ange Aboa; Editing by Anna Pujol-Mazzini and Jan Harvey)