Cocoa Producing Countries 2022

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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 Brazil, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nigeria, and Peru.

Cocoa Producing Countries 2022

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Cocoa Producing Countries 2022

Country Cocoa Production (Metric Tons) 2022 Population
Ivory Coast2,034,00027,742,298
Ghana883,65232,395,450
Indonesia659,776279,134,505
Nigeria328,263216,746,934
Cameroon295,02827,911,548
Brazil235,809215,353,593
Ecuador205,95518,113,361
Peru121,82533,684,208
Dominican Republic86,59911,056,370
Colombia56,80851,512,762
Papua New Guinea44,5049,292,169
Uganda31,31248,432,863
Mexico27,287131,562,772
Venezuela23,34929,266,991
Togo22,5228,680,837
India19,0001,406,631,776
Sierra Leone14,6708,306,436
Haiti14,17311,680,283
Guatemala11,80318,584,039
Madagascar11,01029,178,077
Guinea10,63813,865,691
Liberia8,5525,305,117
Tanzania8,54863,298,550
Philippines7,009112,508,994
Nicaragua6,6006,779,100
Bolivia5,51811,992,656
Solomon Islands4,940721,159
Republic of the Congo4,0005,797,805
DR Congo3,75895,240,792
Sao Tome And Principe2,778227,679
Vanuatu1,813321,832
Sri Lanka1,29121,575,842
Malaysia1,02933,181,072
Grenada800113,475
Honduras75110,221,247
Panama6624,446,964
Costa Rica5455,182,354
Samoa479202,239
Angola44235,027,343
Guyana429794,045
Equatorial Guinea4131,496,662
El Salvador3576,550,389
Trinidad And Tobago3201,406,585
Dominica31272,344
Jamaica3052,985,094
Belize244412,190
Cuba23111,305,652
Saint Vincent And the Grenadines222111,551
Gabon1872,331,533
Timor Leste1761,369,429
Central African Republic1495,016,678
Thailand12570,078,203
Saint Lucia51185,113
Comoros40907,419
Micronesia33117,489
Fiji12909,466
Suriname5596,831
American Samoa155,030

Cocoa Producing Countries 2022

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