September 10, 2019 / 3:13 PM / 9 days ago

Ivory Coast to process 847,000 tonnes of cocoa beans by 2022 -minister of industry

ABIDJAN, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast is expected to process a record 847,000 tonnes of cocoa beans by 2022 as agro-industry firms are expected to increase their grinding capacity, the Ivorian minister of industry and trade said on Tuesday.

Minister Souleymane Diarrassouba told the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) that US-based Cargill will increase its grinding capacity in the country from 110,000 tonnes currently to 170,000 tonnes in 2021.

$1 = 591.0000 CFA francs Reporting by Ange Aboa; Editing by Juliette Jabkhiro and Chris Reese

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