Cocoa Producing Countries 2021

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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:

Cocoa Producing Countries 2021

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Cocoa Producing Countries 2021

Country Cocoa Production (Metric Tons) 2021 Population
Ivory Coast2,034,00027,053,629
Ghana883,65231,732,129
Indonesia659,776276,361,783
Nigeria328,263211,400,708
Cameroon295,02827,224,265
Brazil235,809213,993,437
Ecuador205,95517,888,475
Peru121,82533,359,418
Dominican Republic86,59910,953,703
Colombia56,80851,265,844
Papua New Guinea44,5049,119,010
Uganda31,31247,123,531
Mexico27,287130,262,216
Venezuela23,34928,704,954
Togo22,5228,478,250
India19,0001,393,409,038
Sierra Leone14,6708,141,343
Haiti14,17311,541,685
Guatemala11,80318,249,860
Madagascar11,01028,427,328
Guinea10,63813,497,244
Liberia8,5525,180,203
Tanzania8,54861,498,437
Philippines7,009111,046,913
Nicaragua6,6006,702,385
Bolivia5,51811,832,940
Solomon Islands4,940703,996
Republic Of The Congo4,0005,657,013
Dr Congo3,75892,377,993
Sao Tome And Principe2,778223,368
Vanuatu1,813314,464
Sri Lanka1,29121,497,310
Malaysia1,02932,776,194
Grenada800113,021
Honduras75110,062,991
Panama6624,381,579
Costa Rica5455,139,052
Samoa479200,149
Angola44233,933,610
Guyana429790,326
Equatorial Guinea4131,449,896
El Salvador3576,518,499
Trinidad And Tobago3201,403,375
Dominica31272,167
Jamaica3052,973,463
Belize244404,914
Cuba23111,317,505
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines222111,263
Gabon1872,278,825
Timor Leste1761,343,873
Central African Republic1494,919,981
Thailand12569,950,850
Saint Lucia51184,400
Comoros40888,451
Micronesia33116,254
Fiji12902,906
Suriname5591,800
American Samoa155,100

Cocoa Producing Countries 2021