Cocoa Production Costs Report

Key Features


West Africa
Latin America
South East Asia


Establishment costs
Maintenance costs
Harvesting costs
Fermentation/drying costs


2012/13 to 2017/18


Excel Cost database
Access to LMC experts

The Essentials

LMC’s Cocoa Production Costs service provides cost estimates for 14 cocoa bean-producing countries.

For each country, costs are presented for 4 activities of production. Costs are also split by cost component – labour, fuel fertiliser & chemicals, administration, and capital. In addition, we examine the profitability of cocoa production in each country. Please see pages 7, 8  and 10 of the brochure for details.

Please contact LMC if you are interested in the Cocoa Production Costs service.

What you receive

Executive Summary
Key findings and conclusions

Excel database
Production cost data for 14 producing countries

Methodology for estimating production costs and profitability

Access to LMC experts
Reasonable access to LMC experts – by telephone and email

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