15 World’s Largest Cocoa Producing Countries

The cocoa bean is a fully fermented fatty bean that is used to make healthy and tasty foods. Every year, more than 3 million tons of cocoa are produced worldwide. Cocoa output is increasing at a 3% annual rate on average. The Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries import a large amount of cocoa to make chocolate and other edible products. Cocoa and its derivatives are widely used throughout the world.

Over 2.5 million tonnes of cocoa are produced in Africa, accounting for 70% of total global production. Cote d’Ivoire is the world’s largest producer of cocoa beans, accounting for approximately 34.7 percent of global production with 1.23 million tonnes.

List of Highest Producer of Cocoa by Countries

RankCountryProduction (In Tons)
1Cote d'Ivoire 2,000,000
2Ghana 900,000
3Indonesia 650,000
4Nigeria 330,000
5Cameroon 295,000
6Brazil 235,000
7Ecuador 205,000
9Dominican Republic 90,000
11Papua New Guinea 46,000
15Togo 23,000

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