Data posted on this web page cover production of cocoa beans by the main producing/exporting countries for the last three cocoa years. The cocoa year runs from 1 October to 30 September.
Forecasts for the current cocoa year and more detailed information are available in the Quarterly Bulletin of Cocoa Statistics, published by ICCO.
Source/data collection methods
As published in the latest issue of the ICCO Quarterly Bulletin of Cocoa Statistics (QBCS).
These data are collected in numerous ways, primarily by sending questionnaires to countries (ministries of agriculture, ministries of trade, cocoa organisations, etc).
Other sources are libraries, Internet, trade organisations, specialist institutions and international news agencies.
The Statistics Section revises on a quarterly basis the cocoa beans production data. The posted table is updated in March, June, September and December.