Cocoa Producing Countries 2020

Cocoa beans are grown on cacao trees and have been consumed for thousands of years. Today, dried and fermented seeds can be used to create chocolate, while the fat of the beans – or cocoa butter – can also be extracted and used for a variety of purposes, from moisturizing the skin and hair to cooking.

Cocoa was first harvested in what is today Central America. Soon, though, it became popular around the world, and it is now produced in many regions worldwide. In the United States alone, Americans eat 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate each year.

While many nations produce cocoa beans, there are a few that stand out from the pack. One of those is Cote d’Ivoire. This nation is responsible for 30% of the world’s cocoa. Familiar brands like Cadbury and Nestle mostly source their cocoa from this country.

Ghana is another top producer of cocoa. The production of cocoa contributes significantly to the nation’s GDP. Unfortunately, operational costs have become a problem in recent years, leading to cocoa smuggling to the Ivory Coast.

Indonesia is relatively new to the cocoa industry, only ramping up producting during the 1980s. Today, the nation is one of the top producers in the world.

Other nations that are top producers of cocoa include:

Country Cocoa Production (Metric Tons) Population 2020
American Samoa155,191
Suriname5586,632
Fiji12896,445
Micronesia33115,023
Comoros40869,601
Saint Lucia51183,627
Thailand12569,799,978
Central African Republic1494,829,767
Gabon1872,225,734
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines222110,940
Cuba23111,326,616
Belize244397,628
Jamaica3052,961,167
Dominica31271,986
Trinidad And Tobago3201,399,488
El Salvador3576,486,205
Equatorial Guinea4131,402,985
Guyana429786,552
Angola44232,866,272
Samoa479198,414
Costa Rica5455,094,118
Panama6624,314,767
Honduras7519,904,607
Grenada800112,523
Malaysia1,02932,365,999
Sri Lanka1,29121,413,249
Vanuatu1,813307,145
Sao Tome And Principe2,778219,159
Dr Congo3,75889,561,403
Republic Of The Congo4,0005,518,087
Solomon Islands4,940686,884
Bolivia5,51811,673,021
Nicaragua6,6006,624,554
Philippines7,009109,581,078
Tanzania8,54859,734,218
Liberia8,5525,057,681
Guinea10,63813,132,795
Madagascar11,01027,691,018
Guatemala11,80317,915,568
Haiti14,17311,402,528
Sierra Leone14,6707,976,983
India19,0001,380,004,385
Togo22,5228,278,724
Venezuela23,34928,435,940
Mexico27,287128,932,753
Uganda31,31245,741,007
Papua New Guinea44,5048,947,024
Colombia56,80850,882,891
Dominican Republic86,59910,847,910
Peru121,82532,971,854
Ecuador205,95517,643,054
Brazil235,809212,559,417
Cameroon295,02826,545,863
Nigeria328,263206,139,589
Indonesia659,776273,523,615
Ghana883,65231,072,940
Ivory Coast2,034,00026,378,274