OPEC: Venezuela's oil output drops 2.42%
Production in August stood at 2.77 million barrels per day
In its monthly report, OPEC states Venezuelan oil output in August averaged 2.77 million barrels per day, descending 2.42% with respect to a year earlier when output hit 2.84 million barrels.
Compared to July this year, oil output increased 0.69% to 19,000 barrels per day.
In August 2013, Venezuela made up 8.63% of OPEC total output, a slight fall as against August 2012.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
"Cocoa is to Venezuelans what wine is to the French," says Alejandro Prosperi, head of the Venezuelan Chamber of Cocoa, using this simile to express the paramount importance or the cocoa industry for the country. Often times heralded as "the best cocoa in the world," a passion for quality dating back to the sixteenth century has made Venezuelan cocoa growers to enjoy high prestige at international level and their product to be among the most sought-after in the world.