Cocoa Processing Market Report and Forecast 2017-2022


Cocoa bean or cacao bean is the dried and fully fermented fatty seed which comes from the fruit of the cocoa tree or Theobroma cacao. It is primarily used to manufacture cocoa solids or powder, and cocoa butter which are further processed to manufacture various products like chocolate, bakery goods, ice cream, milk drinks, etc. During 2009-2016, the global cocoa grinding grew at a CAGR of around 1%. As cocoa butter and cocoa powder are used in the manufacturing of chocolate and various other chocolate products, the rising demand for these products is currently driving the growth of the cocoa market. This report by Expert Market Research entitled “Cocoa Processing Market Report and Forecast 2017-2022” provides a comprehensive analysis for anyone who plans to foray into the cocoa processing industry.

Historical market trends for the cocoa processing industry have been provided from 2009-2016 and forecasts have been presented till 2022. On a regional level, the report has segmented the global cocoa processing market into the following regions – North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Africa. Currently, Africa represents the largest producer of Cocoa while Europe is the largest cocoa grinding market. Within Europe, Netherlands and Germany represent the biggest markets. On the basis of product type, the global cocoa processing market has been bifurcated into cocoa powder and cocoa butter. For each of the cocoa processing types, the report has provided both historical and future market trends. Additionally, the report has analyzed the market on the basis of end-use. Currently, the global chocolate industry represents the biggest end use market of cocoa.

The value chain analysis of cocoa has also been covered in this report encompassing all the activities in the value chain such as procurement, manufacturing, sales and distribution. Furthermore, the study assesses the market based on Porter’s five forces model, which evaluates the level of competition in the market by analyzing factors such as bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, threat from substitutes and new entrants. A thorough evaluation of the competitive landscape of the cocoa processing industry has also been provided. Some of the key players in this market include Barry Callebaut, Cargil, ADM, Blommer, Mondelez, Guan Chong and Nestle.

This report provides an exhaustive insight for setting-up and running a cocoa processing plant. Factors such as land requirement, construction requirement, raw material requirement, labour requirement, machinery requirement, manufacturing process, utility requirement, total capital investment, total operating costs, prices, income projections, expenditure projections, profit margins, net present value, return on investment, payback period, etc. have been comprehensively covered in this report.

The following are the key questions answered by this report:

  • What are the market trends for the global cocoa processing market?
  • Which are the biggest markets (regions) for processed cocoa products?
  • What are the major types of processed cocoa products?
  • What are the key application areas for processed cocoa products?
  • Who are the key manufacturers in the cocoa processing market?
  • What are the land and construction requirements to start a cocoa processing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements to start a cocoa processing plant?
  • How are cocoa processing products priced? What are the profit margins at various stages of the supply chain?
  • What is the total capital investment required to start a cocoa processing plant?
  • What are the running costs of a cocoa processing plant?
  • How much revenue can a cocoa processing plant generate?

In order to prepare this research report, Expert Market Research conducted face to face and telephonic interviews with numerous industry participants in the cocoa processing industry. They included manufacturers, distributors, end users, consultants, marketing professionals, researchers, etc. Primary research accounted for the bulk of the research efforts, complimented by an extensive secondary research. Secondary sources included annual reports, press releases, books, journals, white papers, newspapers, magazines, government sources and various proprietary databases.

Expert Market Research uses its comprehensive database of macroeconomic and industry specific data to produce its market forecasts. The initial baseline forecast is produced with the most recent market data. After an initial baseline forecast, all future macroeconomic and sector specific events and assumptions are taken into account to generate the final forecast.

Chapter 1    Preface
    1.1    Research Methodology and Market Definitions
    1.2    Introduction
    1.3    Report Summary
Chapter 2    Global Cocoa Market: Industry Overview
    2.1    Key Factors Driving the Cocoa Industry
    2.2    Market Trends
    2.3    Market Breakup by Region
        2.3.1    Africa
        2.3.2    Asia Pacific
        2.3.3    North America
        2.3.4    South America
Chapter 3    Global Cocoa Processing Market: Industry Overview
    3.1    Market Trends
    3.2    Market Breakup by Region
        3.2.1    Europe
        3.2.2    Africa
        3.2.3    North America
        3.2.4    South America
        3.2.5    Asia Pacific
    3.3    Market Breakup by Type
        3.3.1    Cocoa Butter Market
        3.3.2    Cocoa Powder Market
        3.3.3    Others    
    3.4    SWOT Analysis        
        3.4.1    Strengths
        3.4.2    Weaknesses
        3.4.3    Opportunities
        3.4.4    Threats
    3.5    Market Breakup by End-Use
    3.6    Value Chain Analysis
    3.7   Imports and Exports
    3.8    Market Outlook
Chapter 4    Porters Five Forces Analysis
    4.1    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    4.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
    4.3    Threat of New Entrants
    4.4    Threat of Substitutes
    4.5    Degree of Competition
Chapter 5    Competitive Landscape
    5.1    Competitive Structure
    5.2    Market Share of Key Manufacturers
    5.3    Key Players Profiles
        5.3.1    Barry Callebaut
        5.3.2    Cargil
        5.3.3    ADM
        5.3.4    Blommer
        5.3.5    Mondelez
        5.3.6    Guan Chong
        5.3.7    Nestle
        5.3.8    Ferrero
        5.3.9    BT Cocoa
        5.3.10    Ecom Cocoa
Chapter 6    Setting Up a Cocoa Processing Plant
    6.1    Key Success and Risk Factors for Processing Cocoa
    6.2    Products Manufactured
    6.3    Manufacturing Process Involved
    6.4    Process Flow
    6.5    Raw Material Requirements and Mass Balance
Chapter 7    Capital Investment
    7.1    Land Requirements and Investment
    7.2    Construction Requirements and Investment
    7.3    Machinery Requirements and Investment
    7.4    Other Capital Requirements and Investment
Chapter 8    Operating Expenditures
    8.1    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    8.2    Packaging Requirements and Costs
    8.3    Labor Requirements and Costs
    8.4    Transportation Requirements and Costs
    8.5    Utilities Requirements and Costs
    8.6    Financial Support
    8.7    Other Operating Expenditures
Chapter 9    Project Economics
    9.1    Techno-Economic Parameters
    9.2    Product Pricing and Margins
    9.3    Income Projections
    9.4    Expenditure Projections
    9.5    Taxation
    9.6    Depreciation
    9.7    Financial Analysis

List of Figures

Figure 2 1: Global Cocoa Market: Production Volume Trends (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 2 2: Global Cocoa Market: Production Volume Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 3 1: Global Cocoa Processing Market: Grinding Volume Trends (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 3 2: Global Cocoa Processing Market: Grinding Volume Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 3 3: Global Cocoa Butter Market: Production Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 3 4: Global Cocoa Powder Market: Production Volume (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 3 5: Global Cocoa Powder Market: Production Volume Breakup by Region (in %)
Figure 3 6: Global Cocoa Butter Market: Production Volume Breakup by Region (in %)
Figure 3 7: Global Cocoa Processing Market: Volume Breakup by End-Use (in %), 2016
Figure 3 8: Global Cocoa Processing Market: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 3 9: Global Cocoa Market: Import Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 3 10: Global Cocoa Market: Export Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 5 1: Global Cocoa Grinding Capacity: Share of Key Players (in %)
Figure 6 1: Processing of Cocoa: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 6 2: Processing of Cocoa: Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
Figure 6 3: Cocoa Processing:  Conversion Rate of Feedstock
Figure 7 1: Cocoa Processing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 8 1: Cocoa Processing Plant: Product Packaging
Figure 9 1: Cocoa Processing Plant:  Breakup of Operating Costs (in %)
Figure 9 2: Cocoa Bean Prices, (in USD Per Ton), 2009 - 2016

List of Tables

Table 3 1: Global Cocoa Processing Market: Grinding Volume Breakup by Region, 2016
Table 3 2: Global Cocoa Market: Import Volumes and Values of Major Countries, 2016
Table 3 3: Global Cocoa Market: Export Volumes and Values of Major Countries, 2016
Table 7 1: Cocoa Processing Plant: Capital Costs (in USD)
Table 7 2: Cocoa Processing Plant: Land Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 7 3: Cocoa Processing Plant: Construction Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 7 4: Cocoa Processing Plant: Machinery Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 7 5: Cocoa Processing Plant: Other Capital Costs (in USD)
Table 8 1: Cocoa Processing Plant: Raw Material Requirements and Costs (in Tons/Year)
Table 8 2: Cocoa Processing Plant: Labour Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 8 3: Overview of Financial Support
Table 9 1: Cocoa Processing Plant: Various Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 9 2: Cocoa Processing Plant: Income Projections (in USD)
Table 9 3: Cocoa Processing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in USD)
Table 9 4: Cocoa Processing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis (Without Considering Taxes)
Table 9 5: Cocoa Processing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis (On Considering Taxes )

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