The ICCO constantly follows and analyses the world cocoa market. Each quarter, recent developments in the market are reviewed, together with longer-term trends and forecasts. Any findings resulting from studies and analyses are subsequently translated into recommendations and action.
The genus Theobroma originated millions of years ago in South America, to the east of the Andes. Find out all about growing, harvesting, processing, trading and shipping cocoa from our overview of the industry. We also list the companies that are world's largest chocolate manufacturers.
The ICCO's Monthly Review of the Cocoa Market Situation reports on the latest developments on the international cocoa futures markets, as well as on the supply and demand for cocoa beans and other factors influencing the cocoa trade and current prices.
|Previous Prices||21 May 2015||20 May 2015|
|ICCO daily price (SDRs/tonne)||2279.73||2253.28|
|ICCO daily price (US$/tonne)||3206.26||3158.02|
|London futures (£ sterling/tonne)||2080.33||2070.67|
|New York futures (US$/tonne)||3155.33||3102.67|
Data on grindings of cocoa beans posted on this web page cover the main grinding countries for the last three cocoa years. The cocoa year runs from 1 October to 30 September.
Detailed forecasts for the current cocoa year and more information are available in the Quarterly Bulletin of Cocoa Statistics, published by ICCO.
As published in the latest issue of the ICCO Quarterly Bulletin of Cocoa Statistics (QBCS).
These data are collected in numerous ways, primarily by sending questionnaires to countries (ministries of agriculture, ministries of trade, cocoa organisations, etc).
Other sources are libraries, Internet, trade organisations, specialist institutions and international news agencies.
The Statistics Section revises on a quarterly basis the cocoa beans production data. The posted table is updated in March, June, September and December.