Cocoa

Re: Cocoa

Postby winston » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:46 am

Ivory Coast floods threaten the cocoa crop, the main ingredient used in making chocolates

Wet weather has already cut into the last phase of the April-to-September mid-crop, but until this week prospects for the October-to-March main crop were bright


Heavy rains at the weekend in the southwestern San Pedro and Soubre regions, which account for 30 to 40 per cent of national output, soured that outlook as streams overflowed and flowers and pods in early stages of growth were destroyed


Source: SCMP

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/a ... sed-making
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Re: Cocoa

Postby winston » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:22 am

New generation of chocoholics may turn China into a major chocolate market

The market for chocolate in China is expected to grow in value to 40 billion yuan (US$6.2 billion) by 2020, according to market research firm Ebrun.

The bullish forecast translates into a near doubling of chocolate consumption in the Chinese mainland. Sales of chocolate in the world’s most populous country were valued at about 20 billion yuan in 2015.


On a per-capita basis, Chinese consumption of chocolate is still less than 1 kilogram a year, a mere tenth of the figure in Europe.


Zurich, Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut, the world’s biggest maker of chocolate for commercial customers, is now firmly set on expanding its production in China.


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Re: Cocoa

Postby winston » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:13 pm

A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate

By MYLES KARP

Source: NY Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/scie ... olate.html
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