Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries

Cocoa is very familiar seed and one of the most consuming seed in the world. It is mainly used in making chocolate Mesoamerican foods for e.g. mole sauce and tejate. It is a dried and fully fermented fatty seed of Theobroma cacao, from which cocoa solids and cocoa butter are extracted. Cocoa has a very huge and long history and it is believed that it was originated in 1500 BC in Central America. Over the years after the chocolates became very popular in the popular culture, Cocoa has become one of the main seeds which is consumed in the world in a very large number for the production of different chocolates items. It exists in 3 varieties i.e. Forastero, Criollo, and Trinitario. Now the Question is what are the name of the top ten countries that are known as the largest cocoa producers in the world? Well below is the top ten list of those countries that are considered as the top cocoa producers in the world compromising the 90% of the world production of cocoa. So let’s have a look.

cocoa Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries

10. Togo
Togo Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries
Amount Produce: 23 thousand tons
Percentage of World Production: 0.6%

9. Malaysia
Malaysia Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries
Amount Produce: 30 thousand tons
Percentage of World Production: 0.9%

8. Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries
Amount Produce: 47 thousand tons
Percentage of World Production: 1.4%

7. Ecuador
Ecuador Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries
Amount Produce: 118 thousand tons
Percentage of World Production: 3.4%

6. Brazil
Brazil Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries
Amount Produce: 155 thousand tons
Percentage of World Production: 4.5%

5. Nigeria
Nigeria Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries
Amount Produce: 160 thousand tons
Percentage of World Production:  4.6%

4. Cameroon
Cameroon Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries
Amount Produce: 175 thousand tons
Percentage of World Production: 5.0%

3. Indonesia
Indonesia Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries
Amount Produce: 440 thousand tons
Percentage of World Production: 12.7%

2. Ghana
Ghana Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries
Amount Produce: 720 thousand tons
Percentage of World Production: 20.7%

1. Côte d’Ivoire
CotedIvoire Top 10 Cocoa Producing Countries
Amount Produce: 1.3 million tons
Percentage of World Production: 37.4%