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 [...]

Ivory Coast main-crop cocoa arrivals still seen down year on year

From October through the end of February, 2019/20 cocoa arrivals at major Ivorian ports were reported at just under 1.62 million metric tons (MMT), per CCC. This was a decline of 2 percent from arrivals for the same period last season. From October through [...]

Q3 grind releases show mixed results for cocoa

Halfway through October, Q3 grind results are hitting the cocoa market. To an extent, we are seeing a continuation of the previous quarter’s trend that saw rapid expansion of processing across Asia and a slowdown for Western Europe and America. Preceding the regional reports, [...]

Cocoa demand, chocolate growth behind strong Q1 grind

While the world may not run out of chocolate as many predicted in 2013, strong growth in demand is limiting surpluses driven by record crops. Expansion in grind has been registered across most of the major reporting regions over the past three years. Earlier [...]

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