Strong cocoa Q2 2021 grind rebounds in Europe & North America?

This week, ECA reported European Q2 2021 cocoa grind is at a record 356,854 MT, down 0.3 percent from Q1 grind of 357,815 but up 13.6 percent from Q2 2020 YOY. German Q2 grind had been reported at 93,064 MT of beans, up 18 [...]

Speculative funds liquidate half their cocoa positions

This past week’s CFTC report showed that funds had liquidated half of their remaining futures this past week, taking net positions to their lowest in nearly nine months. Abundant rains are improving the prospects for the upcoming West African main crops, and lower than [...]

Cocoa sees technical support at uptrend

Inflation-related volatility continues to impact commodity pricing, and cocoa is seeing recent price weakness on fund liquidation. Since their mid-May highs, cocoa futures have fallen nearly $200 per MT or nearly a tenth on position liquidation ahead of the July contract expiration. With futures [...]

First-quarter cocoa grinds showing signs of green shoots

The past year has been tough on everyone, and the confectionery industry has been no exception. Global cocoa grind, a measurement of confectionery demand, contracted nearly 3 percent in 2020, with many traditional routes to market such as impulse purchases and food service disrupted [...]

Q4 cocoa grind yield mixed result so far

A few weeks into 2021, we have seen the first grind results of Q4 2020. This figure corresponds to first quarter of the 2021 October-September crop year. Matching expectations, Malaysian grind fell a nominal 2.5 percent in Q4 2020 to 87,163 MT down slightly [...]

Cocoa bean Q4 2020 grind up YOY for North America, down in Asia

For Q4 2020, North American cocoa grind was reported this week at 118,043 MT of beans, flat from the previous quarter but up a strong 7 percent from Q4 2020 grind of 110,371 MT. The trade sees this report as encouragingly bullish for the [...]

Load More Posts