The latest QBCS contains revised forecasts for the current 2006/07 cocoa year of world production, grindings and stocks of cocoa beans. The data published in this issue, Vol. XXXIII No. 2, Cocoa year 2006/07, reflect the most recent information available to the ICCO Secretariat as at the beginning of May 2007.

Summary of forecasts and revised estimates

Cocoa year (Oct-Sep)



Year-on-year change

   Previous estimates a/  Revised estimates  Forecasts

(thousand tonnes)

   (Per cent)
World production 3 721   3 472  3 444  -277  -7.4%
World grindings 3 492   3 540  3 555 +63   +1.8%
Surplus/deficit b/ +192  -103   -145    
End-of-season stocks  1 882 1 757   1 737  -145  -7.7%
Stocks/Grindings ratio 53.9%   49.6% 48.9%     

a/ Forecasts published in Quarterly Bulletin of Cocoa Statistics, Vol. XXXIII - No. 1 - Cocoa year 2006/07
b/ Surplus/deficit: net world crop (gross crop adjusted loss in weight) minus grindings
Totals and differences may differ due to rounding.

This issue also contains:

  • Data, by country, for the past four years of production and grindings of cocoa beans
  • Comments on crop and demand prospects in the leading countries for the current season
  • A review of price developments in international markets for cocoa beans during the January-March quarter of 2007
  • Statistical information on trade in cocoa beans, cocoa products and chocolate, by country and by region. This covers annual data from 2003/04 to 2005/06 and quarterly statistics for the period January-March 2005 to July-September 2006
  • Details of destination of export and origin of imports for leading cocoa-exporting countries
  • Historical statistics on cocoa trade and consumption, by country and by region, for the period 1997/98 to 2005/06

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