01/10/2019 | Ingredients

Large main cocoa crop expected in Ivory Coast

The main cocoa crop in Ivory Coast, the season for which runs from October to March, is expected to be as large as last year’s crop, making the overall crop a record-breaking one. Commerzbank Research said that, thanks to good weather in recent weeks, respondents to a survey estimate the 2019/20 main crop at around 1.7 m t, compared with the 1.58 m t estimated in July. The figure achieved last year was 1.66 m t.

Together with the mid-crop that has been underway since April, Ivorian cocoa production is set to reach a new record of 2.22 m t in 2018/19, according to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO). This would equate to almost half of global production.