The main producing countries of cocoa are Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Incidentally, over 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa, which provides the bulk of cocoa used for mass-produced chocolate. Cote D’Ivoire is the largest producer, with 1.45 million tonnes annually, and around 4.7 million metric tonnes of cocoa are produced annually. Traditionally, every stage of the growth and harvesting of the cocoa plant is done by hand, however the governments of most cocoa-producing countries are developing infrastructure and encouraging cocoa cultivation to increase trade.
At AP Commodities, we source and market Cocoa and Cocoa products for the Industry.