Coverage

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.

Source/data collection methods

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.

Revision

The Statistics Section revises on a quarterly basis the cocoa beans production data. The posted table is updated in March, June, September and December.

ICCO Secretariat

International Cocoa Organization
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ICCO Agreements

The ICCO International Cocoa Agreement is available to download in Acrobat PDF format.

Go to the ICCO Agreements page

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