U.S. cocoa beans stock close out 2021 at record levels

Despite robust growth of 6.2 percent in 2020/21 North American grind, bags of cocoa beans in licensed warehouse continued to outpace levels seen in the previous five seasons. We finished 2021 with around 4.675 million bags, setting a recent record. As the main cocoa [...]

Outlook for West Africa main crops; farmgate prices announced

Cocoa regulators in both Ghana and Ivory Coast have been warning for months of smaller 2021/22 crops as trees “rest” from bumper crops of the last two seasons—a phenomenon known as tree fatigue. A dry spring and harmattan season most likely pressured pod set [...]

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