Cocoa exports reached $67.2 million in August, after plummeting through the year from a high $301.8 million in January, according to the data.
The fall in cocoa exports resonates with the fall in the price of cocoa from $3,325 per metric tonne in July, to $3,154 per metric tonne in August.
In contrast, imports reached about $1.24 billion, the highest for the year, shadowed closely by the value of imports for January: $1.170 billion, and that for April – $1.168 billion.
Non-oil imports in particular accounted largely for most of the imports: $1.06 billion, the highest since January.
Imports were very close to $1.02 billion in January but fell, ranging between $860 million and $970 million from February to July.
By Emmanuel Odonkor