From October through March, cocoa bean arrivals at major Ivorian ports are estimated to have reached 1.70 MMT, up some 13 percent YOY.

Given weather to date and reporting from the field, midcrop output may reach at least half a million metric tons, putting our current forecast for 2018/19 at output of 2.15 MMT of cocoa, well within reach. Below-average rainfall has been observed in some growing areas in the last few weeks.

Ivory Coast cumulative cocoa arrivals by crop year

Source: Trade sources, McKeany-Flavell
Posted by: Information Services
Our Information Services team assists our clients with understanding commodity and ingredient market dynamics. Using our extensive database of intelligence, we also produce regular commodity and commercial market publications covering supply and demand fundamentals, news alerts on events that shape the markets, and resource guides to give you a complete picture of the industries we monitor.