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Nigeria Hikes Target on Cocoa Production , Nzeka, Uche M., and Nicely Russ , 05/2014, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Evaluating the Effect of Logistical Drivers on Cocoa Supply Chain in Ghana: A Case of Transroyal Ghana Limited, Asamoah, David, Arthur Yarhands Dissou, and Stephen Assane , International Journal of Business and Social Science , March 2013, Volume Vol. 4, Issue No. 3, USA, p.195, (2013) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa market update - March 2012, World Cocoa Foundation , Cocoa market update, 2012///, (2012) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa in Ghana: shaping the success of an economy, Kolavalli, Shashi, and Vigneri Marcella , Yes, Africa can: success stories from a dynamic continent, 2011///, Washington, D.C., USA, p.201 - 217, (2011) , (Practical Publication)

Cocoa market update - March 2012

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TitleCocoa market update - March 2012
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWorld Cocoa Foundation
Date Published2012///
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAfrica, Asia, Caribbean region, chains & relations, europe, exports, global supply chains, imports, international trade, Latin America, markets & policies, north america, oceania, production, trade & industry

Total cocoa production has increased in absolute terms from 3.6 6 million metric tonnes in 200 7 - 2008 to 3.98 million metric tonnes in 20 11 - 2012 . Change in production has not been linear, however, and has fluctuated in various patterns among the different regions. Africa has been and is projected to remain the principal cocoa producer with 73 % market share last year . Dry weather patterns across West Africa early in the 2011/12 season caused forecasts of production shortfalls. However, increased rains through March 2012 have changed these projections . Production for the 2011/12 season is expected to approximately match demand. In 2009, the Netherlands was by far the largest importer of beans with a total value of more than US$ 2 billion.