Cocoa bean forecast released by The International Cocoa Organisation

The study into world production and surplus/deficit is now available, drawing comparisons between previous cocoa trading statistics and the future outlook

The International Cocoa Organisation has now released its first forecasts for the 2016/17 cocoa year, and revised estimates of world production, grindings, and stocks of cocoa beans for 2015/16.

The data, published in Issue I, Volume XLIII of the Quarterly Bulletin of Cocoa Statistics, reflects forecasts for the year ahead, as well as data for the past four years of production and grindings of cocoa beans, detailed according to country.

The main features of the global cocoa market are illustrated with colour charts, with commentary on crop and demand prospects in the leading countries for the current season. Furthermore, a review of price developments on international markets for cocoa beans during the October-December quarter of 2016 is included.

Statistical information on trade in cocoa beans, cocoa products and chocolate – by country and by region – feature in the edition, covering annual data from 2012/13 – 2014/15, and quarterly statistics for the period between October – December 2014, to April – June 2016.

Details on the origin of imports and destination of exports for leading cocoa importing countries are also provided. Historical statistics on cocoa trade and consumption – by country and region for the period 2006/2007 – 2014/2015 – are presented for reference.

Copies of the report are available from The International Cocoa Organisation.

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