World cocoa surplus forecast lifted

The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) has released its revised forecasts for the current 2016/2017 cocoa year, predicting a larger than previously expected global cocoa surplus.

ICCO cocoa bulletin

The International Cocoa Organisation has released its revised forecasts for the current 2013/2014 cocoa year and revised estimates of world production, grindings and stocks of cocoa beans for 2012/2013.


Cocoa resources reviewed

The world’s largest cocoa producing countries should marshal their resources with a view to avoiding oversupply in the future and helping ensure equitable prices, ICCO executive director Dr Jean-Marc Anga told attendees at the opening of the 91st session of the International Cocoa Council in Abidjan in late March. The meetings, hosted by the Government […]


ICCO cocoa forecasts

The International Cocoa Organization has released its first forecasts for the 2014/2015 cocoa year and revised estimates of world production, grindings and stocks of cocoa beans for 2013/2014. The data published in Issue No. 1 – Volume XLI – Cocoa year 2014/2015 of the Quarterly Bulletin of Cocoa Statistics, reflect the most recent information available […]


World Cocoa Conference 2016

A delegation from the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), led by the executive director Dr Jean-Marc Anga, is to visit the Dominican Republic this week in order to begin preparations for the world’s largest cocoa gathering, scheduled for Bávaro, Punta Cana in March 2016. The Dominican Republic was selected as an ideal venue of the third […]

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World cocoa stocks

The ICCO Expert Working Group on Stocks (EWGS) met last week to review the level of world cocoa bean stocks. The EWGS is composed of experts in the cocoa field who meet once a year, at the invitation of the ICCO, to review and analyse the results of the ICCO’s annual survey of cocoa stocks […]

Ivory coast cocoa plant

Puratos, a global leader in bakery, patisserie and chocolate products, has inaugurated a cocoa collection and fermentation plant in San Pedro province in Ivory Coast. Created in partnership with the French chocolate maker, Cémoi, this confirms Puratos’ strong commitment to long-term sustainability of Ivorian cocoa. The official opening ceremony of the cocoa collection and fermentation plant (CCFP), took place on the […]


Boost to African cocoa sector

Sealing a wide-ranging international programme of collaboration, the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Cairo, Egypt, where the bank is based. The MOU aims to boost the development of the cocoa sector in Africa, foster the long-term competitiveness of smallholder cocoa farmers and […]

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