The Cacao Market

Growing Demand

Current annual market sales volume for cocoa is estimated at  8 million metric tons and growing—yet the annual cocoa output is only 4 million metric tons.

Increasing Deficit

Since 2005, the annual net deficit of cacao is approximately 300,000 metric tons and owing to trade issues, inaccurate forecast and a lack of transparency, this deficit continues to rise.

 
 
Cocoa farming should be a business and not a charity. 
... We are still far off from a sustainable cocoa sector. Cocoa farming should be a business and not a charity. it’s not about how much we give to farmers, it’s about how business-driven they become.
— Cathy Peters
, Mondelez