Daily Prices at time of London Close

Previous Prices 20 Nov 2014 19 Nov 2014
ICCO daily price (SDRs/tonne) 1959.78 1961.19
ICCO daily price (US$/tonne) 2874.64 2877.51
London futures (£ sterling/tonne) 1868.33 1871.33
New York futures (US$/tonne) 2823.67 2826.67

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) | Cocoa Producing and Cocoa Consuming Countries

The ICCO's attention to cocoa production is the mirror image of its work on cocoa consumption. Issues such as the environment, as well as economic and social sustainability play prominent roles in cocoa production. Cocoa is predominantly a smallholder crop, as more than 90% of world cocoa production originates from small farms. In Africa and Asia, a typical smallholder cocoa farm covers only 2 to 5 hectares of land.

Trends in Production

An overview of trends in production is included in the annual analysis on the world cocoa market (which can be accessed here). Analyses of factors underlying the growth of cocoa production are hindered by a lack of knowledge of the available cocoa resources in cocoa producing countries. Such a lack of knowledge also limits the development of rational policies in cocoa producing countries. Hence the ICCO encourages producer countries to improve the basic knowledge of the cocoa resource base.

Sustainable Production

This area comprises: production policies for sustainability, efforts to improve the functioning of the cocoa supply chain, preservation of the environment in cocoa production, diversification, etc. The Consultative Board is currently reviewing a number of project proposals that have been tailored to address the need to achieve sustainable cocoa production.

Pests and Diseases

Cocoa pests and diseases have a very negative effect on annual cocoa production, requiring much more natural resources (land) than would normally be the case without such losses. Resistant planting material can greatly reduce crop losses, as can best practice in farming techniques. Special efforts appear to be essential in order to prevent and contain the international and global spread of cocoa pests and diseases. For these reasons, the Secretariat has been involved with a number of stakeholders in developing projects aimed at dealing with the spread of pest and diseases.

Costs of Production

Acquiring a better insight into the costs of cocoa production, trade and exports in different countries and regions has been considered by the Consultative Board on the World Cocoa Economy, as the Board views such information as one of the building blocks for a sustainable cocoa economy.

ICCO Secretariat

International Cocoa Organization
Westgate House
Ealing
London W5 1YY
United Kingdom

Tel:  +44 (0)20 8991 6000
Fax: +44 (0)20 8997 4372
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ICCO Membership Procedure

The procedures for becoming a member of the International Cocoa Organization are provided in Articles 52 to 57 of the International Cocoa Agreement, 2010.

How to Become an ICCO Member - International Cocoa Agreement 2010

Quarterly Bulletin of Cocoa Statistics and The World Cocoa Directory

The Quarterly Bulletin of Cocoa Statistics provides reliable data and up-to-date analysis from 1960 onwards, covering most cocoa producing and importing countries.

It is published in February, May, August and November

The World Cocoa Directory 2013/14 includes the contact details of over 3,000 companies and organizations within the global cocoa and chocolate sector, completely updated and indexed by region and by activity, and incorporating many websites and email addresses that are available for the first time.