LMC is the primary information source for the cocoa sector. Our economists provide expert analysis of all aspects of the global industry, including production, processing, marketing and end markets. In addition to covering cocoa beans, butter, liquor and powder, we examine alternatives to cocoa butter, including CBE, CBR, CBS and speciality fats.
Analysis of the cocoa and confectionery ingredients market
The outlook for the global cocoa sector for the next 10 years
Cost benchmarking for 15 major cocoa-producing countries
The outlook for CBEs, CBRs and exotic fats in the global chocolate market over the next decade
The LMC team of cocoa and confectionery ingredient specialists offer expert analysis on the sector. Whether you are looking to:
LMC is ideally placed to support you. We draw on our extensive body of data and research and our global network of contacts to tailor each consulting assignment to meet your specific needs.
The team works closely with LMC’s Oils & Fats team to be able to cover speciality oils and fats that are used as cocoa butter substitutes.
While global cocoa production takes place in more than 50 countries, 90% of output is accounted for by just seven countries, with Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana accounting for over 60% of global output.
The average rate of growth of the global chocolate market has been close to 2% over the past decade.
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