Market updates on cocoa with up-to-date price trends
Apr 24, 2019

Cocoa: Stable demand situation

BONN. As the Association of German Confectionery Industry has recently reported cocoa bean grindings in Germany have risen nominally in the first quarter. Figures are also encouraging in Europe, North America and Asia.
Feb 11, 2019

Cocoa: Upswing in demand in Europe

AMSTERDAM/FRANKFURT. The grinding statistics from Europe and North America fall short of expectations. Last year’s prolonged summer weather has put off consumers from eating chocolate in Germany and concerns have been voiced over the mid-crop in the Côte d’Ivoire. Traders are, however, skeptical towards these and similar statements.
Oct 22, 2018

Cocoa: North America is back again

WASHINGTON DC/ SINGAPORE. North American Cocoa grindings dropped significantly in the second quarter. Judging by the recently announced cocoa grindings for the third quarter it, however, seems that demand has recovered.
Oct 17, 2018

Cocoa: Grinds rise in Germany

BONN. The Association of the German Confectionery Industry records a nominal increase of in cocoa grinds for Q3.
Oct 15, 2018

Cocoa: Demand is on the rise in Europe

BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM. The Q3 grind statistics announced by the European Cocoa Association (ECA) may hint that growth has slowed, but market players remain positive. In addition, the data presented by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) in the September report bespeaks of a better start to the new season than previously anticipated.
Sep 24, 2018

Cocoa: New EU limits pose great challenge for the market

AMSTERDAM/ABIDJAN. With EU regulations concerning cocoa becoming more and more specific traders are confronted with ever increasing challenges. The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has, in addition, stimulated speculations over production in West Africa.
Jul 23, 2018

Cocoa: Q2 grinds exceed expectations

FRANKFURT. The recently published grindings data of the Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) shows solid demand. Contrary to this, the Q2 grindings presented by the National Confectioners Association (NCA) highlight a significant drop in demand.
Jul 16, 2018

Cocoa: New record

BRUSSELS. The European Cocoa Association has published the grind statistics for the second quarter. Grindings have risen massively.
May 17, 2018

Cocoa: Germany exports 100,000 mt

FRANKFURT. According to the Federal Statistical Office, cocoa bean imports to Germany have increased dramatically in 2017. The country is also an important exporter of cocoa powder.
Apr 26, 2018

Cocoa: Rapid price turnaround

FRANKFURT While European cocoa bean grindings broke all records over the first quarter, America shows a downwards trend. There are also new figures available from Asia, the Ivory Coast and Germany.
Mar 20, 2018

Cocoa: Germany set to increase market shares for sustainable production

BONN. With sales figures for sustainable cocoa surging in Germany the Association of the German Confectionary Industry (BDSI) has urged its members to invest further in sustainability in its most recently published report.
Jan 23, 2018

Cocoa: Mixed impulses from Asia

SINGAPORE. The long wait is over. The Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) has finally published the fourth quarter grind data.
Jan 15, 2018

Cocoa: Drop in Grindings

BRUSSELS. According to the European Cocoa Association (ECA) Cocoa grindings have jumped to a six-year high in the EU. Contrary to this, grindings in Germany have dropped. And yet, a minor turnaround may be observed.
Jun 8, 2017

Cocoa: Africa strengthens its market position

ABIDJAN. The current estimates by the International Cocoa Organization are reaching record values.
May 22, 2017

Cocoa: The growing crop

Time for the government to support the Cocoa farmers.
Apr 13, 2017

Cocoa: Turnaround in Europe

BRUSSELS. So much for the traditional sales market being dead in Europe. The new grind statistics for the first quarter in Europe has produced a small sensation.
Nov 17, 2016

Cocoa: Appearances are deceiving

LONDON. After a slow start into the new season, farmers have now increased the speed with which they deliver cocoa beans.