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Emerging markets show ‘tremendous’ growth in chocolate

Emerging markets show ‘tremendous’ growth in chocolate

28/11/2017 - 13:47
With "tremendous" demand in emerging markets looking set to continue this season, the world’s third-largest cocoa processor is projecting a sharply smaller global surplus. read more
Global cocoa mountain shrinks as Asia hankers after chocolate

Global cocoa mountain shrinks as Asia hankers after chocolate

06/10/2017 - 16:07
Chocolate lovers in Asia are taking a big bite out of the global cocoa glut. read more
I Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates

I Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates

03/10/2017 - 12:05
Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, on Sunday set its minimum rate for farmers at 700 CFA francs per kg for the 2017-18 crop, a steep drop over the previous year, due to falling global prices. read more
Biggest cocoa growers seek larger slice of chocolate profits

Biggest cocoa growers seek larger slice of chocolate profits

21/09/2017 - 16:00
The world’s biggest cocoa-growing nations in West Africa are targeting a larger slice of chocolate-making profits as most of the benefits of producing beans accrue outside their economies, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said read more
Drop in currency spurs cocoa smuggling

Drop in currency spurs cocoa smuggling

13/01/2014 - 08:04
Abidjan - Smugglers have trafficked around 40 000 tons of Ghanaian cocoa beans into top grower Ivory Coast since November to take advantage of a drop in Ghana's cedi currency, exporters and merchants say. read more
Carrefour teams up with CFAO for African expansion

Carrefour teams up with CFAO for African expansion

03/06/2013 - 09:48
French retail giant Carrefour SA said Wednesday it has teamed up with African distribution company CFAO to expand its presence in Africa, as the grocer seeks to reinforce the global footprint of its name. read more
Ivory Coast cocoa reform reserve fund reaches 29 bln CFA

Ivory Coast cocoa reform reserve fund reaches 29 bln CFA

03/08/2012 - 10:26
Ivory Coast has paid 29 billion CFA francs into a reserve fund to guard against price fluctuations as it implements a sweeping reform of its cocoa sector, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. read more
Onset of rains buoys Ivorian mid-crop cocoa outlook

Onset of rains buoys Ivorian mid-crop cocoa outlook

08/05/2012 - 08:49
The arrival of regular rains across most of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions last week will strengthen the development of flowers and small pods, brightening the prospects of a delayed mid-crop, farmers and analysts said on Monday. read more
Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 1,070,000 T by April 22

Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 1,070,000 T by April 22

24/04/2012 - 08:28
Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,070,000 tonnes by April 22 since the start of the season in October, exporters estimated on Monday, compared with 1,038,928 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. read more
West Africa cotton output seen up 29 percent in 2012/13

West Africa cotton output seen up 29 percent in 2012/13

19/04/2012 - 10:15
West African cotton growers forecast a 29 percent increase in output to 1,738,500 tonnes for the 2012/13 season from 1,346,941 tonnes in 2011/12, data collected from cotton producers and compiled by Reuters showed on Wednesday. read more
Cocoa Rally Fading as African Rains Erase Shortage: Commodities

Cocoa Rally Fading as African Rains Erase Shortage: Commodities

15/03/2012 - 10:54
Rain across parched cocoa plantations in West Africa, which supplies 69 percent of the world’s beans, is leading analysts to pare forecasts for shortages, threatening the biggest rally in a year. read more
Ghana cocoa output to rival record

Ghana cocoa output to rival record

14/03/2012 - 09:54
Ghana's cocoa production this season will rival last year's record 1 million-tonne crop due to improved weather and farming techniques, the West African country's cocoa regulator has told Reuters.  read more
Ivorian cocoa prices rise as farmers see shortages

Ivorian cocoa prices rise as farmers see shortages

03/02/2012 - 07:58
Cocoa farmgate prices ticked up in Ivory Coast's main growing regions last week as the price of beans at ports rose and farmers said they were starting to see a shortage of beans up-country.  read more
Cocoa hovers near 8-week high

Cocoa hovers near 8-week high

13/01/2012 - 08:21
Cocoa futures on ICE hovered below an 8-week high on Thursday, as the market consolidated after this week's steep rally fuelled by a slowdown in port arrivals in top producer Ivory Coast. read more