Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer, is also the leading producer of natural rubber in Africa. Exports have risen in recent years as farmers, lured by the promise of a more stable income, are increasingly switching away from volatile cocoa.
The following are port export figures in tonnes:
Dec 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2016 Abidjan 61,119 48,350 39,476 San Pedro 23,937 24,135 22,533 Total 85,056 72,485 62,009 Cumulative from Jan 701,034 615,978 533,913
NOTE: December data for Abidjan is provisional and subject to revision.