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A coarse natural fiber, also known as coco fiber, obtained from the husks of the coconut (Cocos nucifera). Although coconuts are grown for copra (the dried white meat of the coconut, which also yields coconut oil) throughout the tropics and into the subtropics, approximately 90% of all coir exports are from Sri Lanka and India. Smaller amounts are exported from Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Tanzania, Mexico, Kenya, Trinidad, and Tobago. A few other countries produce small amounts of coir fiber for their own use. See also: Coconut
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