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Cocoa Producing Countries 2024

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.

  • Values have been rounded to the nearest whole ton.

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Country
Production 2022 (tons)
Prod. 2021 (tons)
Prod. 2020 (tons)
Prod. 2019 (tons)
Prod. 2018 (tons)
Ivory Coast2,230,0002,228,4592,200,0002,235,0432,113,189
Ghana1,108,6631,047,385800,000811,700904,700
Indonesia667,296688,210720,660734,795767,280
Ecuador337,149302,094327,903283,680235,182
Cameroon300,000295,000280,077301,255317,530
Nigeria280,000280,000357,608250,000270,000
Brazil273,873302,126269,740259,451239,318
Peru171,177160,522158,944141,775134,676
Dominican Republic75,90070,63177,68176,11385,991
Colombia62,15865,16463,416102,15497,978
Papua New Guinea42,00041,90038,00035,70033,300
Uganda35,00035,00035,00035,00035,000
Venezuela29,32528,14427,82728,74926,879
Mexico28,11528,10629,42928,45228,399
India28,00027,00026,00024,00020,000
Guinea24,27123,30022,40021,60020,700
DR Congo20,00020,00026,33722,05818,475
Liberia20,00022,00018,00013,00011,000
Sierra Leone18,00015,00018,00014,64850,150
Madagascar15,00012,00012,56410,17512,000
Tanzania14,00014,00014,0007,00015,000
Togo14,00010,00013,00010,6007,500
Guatemala11,66211,64011,68811,65711,576
Philippines10,44610,0009,3418,4897,983
Nicaragua9,6428,0157,5087,3486,939
Bolivia5,7925,8845,8755,8355,846
Solomon Islands4,0005,0004,5004,2004,700
Sao Tome and Principe3,0003,0003,0003,0003,046
Vietnam1,5002,0002,0003,000
Panama1,500799673749567
Cuba1,4291,4721,5771,7991,012
Vanuatu1,2541,4857451,104999
Sri Lanka1,2211,3491,4551,4992,115
Haiti1,0002,0002,0004,0003,300
Honduras1,0001,0001,0001,0001,500
Equatorial Guinea1,0006001,0001,0001,000
Dominica1,0001,0001,0001,0001,000
Costa Rica800800800800550
Malaysia4935377061,017826
Guyana480480480478483
Samoa480481481482479
Angola450452451448457
Grenada433703539633800
El Salvador400390375365363
Trinidad and Tobago300300300400500
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines228230228226223
Jamaica222311193326235
Timor Leste175175176175174
Belize152174112110110
Central African Republic134136134132140
Fiji1318091716
Thailand124124124123124
Gabon100100100100100
Comoros4343434243
Micronesia3131323232
Saint Lucia2933182017
Suriname55555
Taiwan00000
Benin00000
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Which country produces the most cocoa?

2,034,000 metric tons of cocoa were produced in the Ivory Coast in 2023, the country that produces the most cocoa in the world.

How many countries produce cocoa?

Cocoa was first produced in Central America but has since become popular all around the world. Around 56 countries produce cocoa in current times.

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