Cocoa Market

Global Cocoa Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Nature, Process, End-Use, Product Type, Region, and Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 8,058.1 Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Food & Beverages Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00366 Format: PDF Pages: 320

Cocoa Market Size Analysis

According to a recent survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, the Global Cocoa Market grew at a CAGR of 4.6% between 2017-2021 and is estimated to be US$ 14973.1 Mn in 2022. Currently, the market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 23,031.2 Mn by 2032 end.

Because it is becoming a more important component of chocolate, there has been a significant rise in the demand for cocoa. Every year, chocolate-making requires about 4.6 million tonnes of cocoa. Cocoa is heavily utilized in creating confectionery goods, cocoa mass, cocoa powder, cocoa liquor, and chocolate. Dutch-flavored cocoa is predicted to have more sales potential than natural cocoa.

Market Dynamic


Numerous advantages of cocoa are anticipated to act as a catalyst for an increase in the number of improvements occurring in the market. The growing usage of cocoa in various businesses, including baking, pharmaceuticals, sweets, and other areas, is associated with its health advantages. Additionally, there are several opportunities on the market for applications in cosmetics and personal care goods.

People are becoming more aware of the advantages of eating dark chocolate, which is expected to boost its prospects. The demand for cocoa is projected to rise due to these factors. Due to their distinctive flavors, a variety of new chocolate varieties are becoming more and more popular with customers.


Due to their widespread use in most food and beverage goods, cocoa components and flavours are becoming increasingly popular. However, a vital requirement is to keep the global industry growing sustainably. To meet these sector demands, it becomes imperative to make extra expenditures.

The cocoa producers are spending more money to get the certification of permission to sell their cocoa goods on the international market and widen their market reach. Therefore, these producers’ higher investments ultimately lead to an increase in the price of their respective products, restricting consumer uptake.


In recent years, there has been an increase in demand for specialty or luxury chocolates, particularly from developed markets like Germany, the United States, Belgium, and France.

A notable factor is consumers’ growing desire to understand the provenance of the ingredients used in chocolates. This happens for several reasons, including lactose and vegan preferences and allergies to certain elements. Additionally, it is anticipated that the increasing demand for goods derived from specialty beans will boost the cocoa market.

Cocoa Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By Nature:

  • Organic
  • Conventional

By Process:

  • Natural
  • Dutch

By End-Use:

  • Confectionery
  • Functional Food
  • Beverages
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals

By Product Type:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Cocoa butter
  • Cocoa liquor

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

Which type of cocoa accounts for high revenue generation?

Cocoa powder is growing in popularity worldwide due to the increased demand for chocolate products in the bakery and confectionery industries. In addition to the hot chocolate mix and chocolate milk, cocoa powder is a common ingredient in many foods and beverages. They are increasingly used by various eateries, including brand-new businesses, large restaurants, and even home bakers.

Due to its numerous health advantages, cocoa powder intake is on the rise. Additionally, cocoa powder contains some antioxidants, and studies have shown that it is good for the heart and brain.

Why is organic cocoa gaining huge traction in the market?

Consumers have grown more proactive and health-conscious in purchasing various food goods in recent years due to a visible rise in healthcare incidents brought on by unhealthy lifestyles. As a result, there is an increasing demand for organic and low-fat cocoa powder.

To avoid consuming food products that contain dangerous chemicals, consumers today search for organic products. The demand for gluten-free goods is rising noticeably due to increased incidences of gluten sensitivity worldwide. Consumers are looking for safe and safe products, including health-conscious and sensitive consumers.

Which end-use segment is increasing in demand?

Since the confectionery business uses a significant portion of the world’s cocoa crop to produce chocolate and other chocolate-related goods, it is the market segment with the largest share of the global cocoa market.

Region-Wise Analysis

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

  • With a market share of 31.2% among other regional markets, the European market dominated the global market. In 2021, the regional market had a value of $20 billion. Since several important chocolate makers have their headquarters in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium, Europe is regarded as the center of the world’s chocolate industry.
  • According to estimates, the North American market will expand very quickly to satisfy domestic demand from the candy manufacturing industry. Industrial chocolates that include more cocoa extract are becoming a preferred and well-liked treat.

Competition Analysis

Both established and up-and-coming market competitors are using different business tactics to succeed in the fierce rivalry. Some of the important methods used by these competitors to obtain a competitive edge in the world cocoa market include acquisition, collaboration, novel product releases, portfolio expansion, agreements, partnerships, and others.

The key development in the Global Cocoa Market:

  • In March 2022, the expansion of Barry Callebaut’s factories in Australia, Melbourne, and Campbell Field was announced. The company’s endeavor will likely increase its geographic reach in the Asia Pacific region while producing high-quality and secure products. Additionally, the facility is anticipated to serve the whole Australian chocolate industry, including professional and artisanal consumers and local and international manufacturers.
  • In January 2022, Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.’s subsidiary is Blommer Chocolate Company. The launch of an R&D application lab in Chicago’s downtown was announced. The newly created space signifies the extension of the company’s R&D capabilities with better and new ways to assist the business.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

  • Barry Callebaut
  • Cocoa Processing Company
  • Nestle
  • ADM
  • Puratos Group
  • Cemoi
  • Mars, Inc.
  • Bloomer Chocolate
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Meji Holdings
  • Carlyle Cocoa
  • Jindal Cocoa
  • United Cocoa Processor, Inc.

Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Our comprehensive, data-backed, and facts-oriented report provides niche and cross-sectional analysis at global and country levels.
  • Assessment of the historical (actual data) and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and CAGR.
  • The market assessment across North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Competitive tactical intelligence, key strategies adopted by top players, production capacity and company shares analysis, product brand surveys, and export-import analysis
  • Pricing analysis to set and benchmark your current or future offerings across each product type helps you understand whether your pricing strategy is aligned with market expectations and can be compared to market disruptions.
  • Predictions on critical supply and demand trends and technological expertise needed to address operations scalability.
  • Consumer behavior shifts and their implications for players, list of end-users, and their consumption analysis.
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and emerging trends impacting the market growth.
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, and average profitability margins).
  • Strategic market analysis, recommendations, and future headways on crucial winning strategies.
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2032
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy Nature, Process, End-Use, Product Type, and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request