Cocoa Grind

Cocoa grind capacity still shifting to Asia despite Q3 slowdown

Asia Q3 cocoa grind flat as capacity shift slows

By Oliver Nieburg

Asia’s cocoa grind for the third quarter has remained essentially flat compared to last year after growth in the previous two quarters, figures released yesterday show.

Demand for chocolate likely to be flat in spite of figures, says analyst. Photo credit: Flickr - cstrom

Lowest Q3 cocoa grind for Europe in seven years

By Oliver Nieburg

The European third quarter (Q3) cocoa grind has slumped 16% on the same period last year, but the statistics do not necessarily mean demand for chocolate is waning, according to an analyst.

Stability in Ivory Coast helps German cocoa grinds soar

Stability in Ivory Coast helps German cocoa grinds soar

By Oliver Nieburg

Cocoa production in Germany has risen by 36% on the same quarter last year due to an improved political situation in Ivory Coast, according to the Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI).

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