North American Q3 cocoa grind up 8.25 pct yr/yr at 131,974 tonnes - NCA

Reuters

NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - North American cocoa grindingsjumped 8.25 percent to 131,974 tonnes in the third quarter of2013 from a year earlier, data from the National ConfectionersAssociation showed on Thursday.

The results were in line with expectations for a rise ofbetween 6 percent and 10 percent.

That was up from 126,044 tonnes in the second quarter ofthis year and puts the region on track for its best year since2010.

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