Cocoa Ingredients Industry Faces Constantly Fluctuating Prices Finds Euromonitor International

10 Apr 2012 • by Natalie Aster

With global demand for chocolate on the increase, cocoa ingredients continue to see growth. However, the cocoa industry faces many issues, particularly surroundings its production as an agricultural commodity. Fluctuating prices driven by the weather, economics and politics are affecting the industry, as well as cocoa being used to produce a product which is regarded by many as unhealthy.

According to the report “Cocoa Ingredients: Difficult Times for these Prized Ingredients” by Euromonitor International, after record high prices in 2010 and again in 2011, the fluctuating price of cocoa beans is a key issue for those involved in the industry. Food manufacturers have responded to this by reducing the cocoa content of their products or increasing prices. Thу report discusses these issues and other factors that are affecting the cocoa ingredients category.

Report Details:

Cocoa Ingredients: Difficult Times for these Prized Ingredients
Published: March, 2012
Pages: 50
Price: US$ 2.000,00

With the consumption of chocolate generally seen as being unhealthy, due to its high fat/calorie content, manufacturers are looking for ways to improve the healthiness of chocolate products. Reduced calorie content and increased flavanols are two key trends emerging.

With chocolate confectionery being the most important application for cocoa ingredients, developing regions are driving much of the growth in the cocoa industry. Consumption of chocolate is rising in the developing regions, outweighing the decline in the mature regions.


More information can be found in the report “Cocoa Ingredients: Difficult Times for these Prized Ingredients” by Euromonitor International.

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