Which Country Eats the Most Cocoa Beans?

Cocoa Bean Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 154 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in cocoa bean consumption with 4,922 kt followed by USA and Indonesia. On the other end of the scale was Central African Republic with 0.046 kt, Rwanda with 0.117 kt and Guinea Bissau with 0.119 kt.

Average cocoa bean consumption reached 4,491 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.95 % more than in the previous year and 20.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average cocoa bean consumption reached an all time high of 4,613 kt in 2011 and an all time low of 987 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.96 % since 1961.

Data for more countries are available at Cocoa Bean Consumption (Total) indicator page.

Cocoa Bean Consumption (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Australia kt 59,579 63,400 63,815 63,295 75,117
Brazil kt 151,147 141,143 196,788 204,497 196,113
Canada kt 28,804 68,668 75,824 71,787 88,077
China kt 62,564 84,390 42,184 55,864 52,382
France kt 256,738 246,956 213,129 227,509 282,482
Germany kt 210,431 163,399 163,913 105,231 175,461
Ghana kt 7,593 57,487 50,524 56,900 148,016
Indonesia kt 270,875 327,286 327,858 338,560 338,774
Italy kt 92,436 94,454 90,773 91,979 95,415
Ivory Coast kt 57,426 59,710 90,468 89,866 119,309
Japan kt 200,106 154,521 171,377 171,572 179,678
Russia kt 224,868 241,740 209,585 232,833 236,932
Spain kt 128,725 133,961 125,030 120,408 141,986
USA kt 796,318 759,035 864,309 846,174 866,723
United Kingdom kt 278,798 236,728 219,256 172,662 201,434