Asia’s Chocolate Bonanza Spurs Quest for Locally Grown Beans

Source: Bloomberg By Anuradha Raghu Asia’s cocoa industry is scouring for ways to boost local bean supplies as the region’s chocoholics munch through more candy than ever. The solution is to increase production in Indonesia, the top supplier and processor in the region, according to the Cocoa Association of Asia. But that’s going to be […]

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Compiled Grinding Figures for FY19 Q2

The CAA 2nd Quarter 2019 grinds  is 215,574 metric tons, an increase of 16.28% compared to corresponding 2018 period, and an increase of 3.45% compared to the previous quarter (1st Qtr 2019). This quarter grinds is another record grind, reflecting strong demand. Grinding Figures (in tonnes) Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Full Year FY 2019 208,388 […]

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Floor Price Communication to Members updates

Singapore, 12th July 2019 Dear Members, All, The Cocoa Association of Asia would like to update its members about the recent price developments in Ivory Coast and Ghana. The below information is simply reporting what has been discussed during the Abidjan technical meeting on 3rd of July. It is purely informative, there is no sort […]

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Floor Price Communication to Members

Singapore, 18th June 2019 Dear Members, All, The Cocoa Association of Asia would like to share with its members the recent price developments in Ivory Coast and Ghana. The below information is simply reporting what has been announced last week in Ghana. It is purely informative, there is no sort of advice of position taken […]

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Compiled Grinding Figures for FY19 Q1

The CAA 1st Quarter 2019 grinds is 208,388 metric tons, an increase of 9.54% compared to corresponding 2018 period, and a small decrease of 0.25% compared to the previous quarter (4th Qtr 2018).   Figures reflect a strong 1st quarter. Demand in the region remains robust for cocoa ingredients. Grinding Figures (in tonnes) Q1 Q2 Q3 […]

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Sulawesi Earthquake – September 2018

Central Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami Emergency Response On Friday, September 28, 2018 at 05.02 p.m. an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 hit the Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The earthquake,centred 27 KM northeast of Donggalawas followed by a tsunami of up to 3 metres, hitting Donggala, Palu and Mamuju.The disaster caused heavy damage on public infrastructure and […]

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Compiled Grinding Figures for FY18

The CAA 4th Quarter 2018 grinds is 208,900 metric tons, an increase of 6.32% compared to corresponding 2017 period, and an increase of 6.35 % compared to the previous quarter (3rd Qtr 2018).  This is another record quarter, the highest recorded since CAA started compiling in 2011, and a strong showing against 2017.  Full year […]

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Compiled Grinding Figures for FY18 Q3

The CAA 3rd Quarter 2018 grinds is 196,418 metric tons, an increase of 3.70% compared to corresponding 2017 period, and an increase of 5.95% compared to the previous quarter (2nd Qtr 2018). This quarter’s numbers reflects the continuous strong demand of cocoa ingredients. This is the 11th consecutive quarter of comparable grind increases for the […]

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