KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 12): Grindings rose to 59,137 tons in the fourth quarter from 57,029 tons during same quarter in 2016, according to e-mailed statement from Malaysian Cocoa Board and Cocoa Manufacturers Group on Friday.
* Grindings +6.2% q-o-q from 55,665 tons in 3Q
* Malaysia total 2017 cocoa grindings +7.5% y-o-y to 218,258 tons vs 203,093 tons in 2016: board
* "The positive growth of the cocoa grindings for the previous quarter had improved the overall total Malaysia’s cocoa grindings for 2017": statement
* NOTE: Malaysia Cocoa Grindings Seen About 200,000 Tons in 2017: Board