ICCO releases 2022/23 S&D forecast

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) released its latest cocoa statistics in late February. Comments note concerns over the macroeconomic picture around the world and slowing demand. Versus 2021/22, ICCO sees total 2022/23 world cocoa output growing 4 percent, not a bad recovery after recent [...]

West African weather more favorable for midcrop cocoa

Major West African cocoa origins seem to have dodged what some had thought would be a harsher Harmattan season; instead, Ivory Coast and Ghana have seen the sort of mix of sunshine and rains that typically supports higher bean production. In this case, 2018/19 [...]

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