Production scenario of Cocoa


    Area and Production

    Cocoa is an important plantation crop grown for chocolates around the world.In India Cocoa is being cultivated in the States of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in an area of 1,03,376 ha with total production of 27,072 MT. Andhra Pradesh ranks first in area with 39,714 ha and production of 10,903 MT.The highest productivity is also in Andhra Pradesh which is 950 kg/ha .The average productivity of cocoa in Indian is 669 Kg/ha.


    Cocoa is an export oriented commodity. In India, at present there are 10 multinational companies engaged in the field of cocoa industry and exports products like Beans, chocolates, cocoa butter, cocoa powder and cocoa based products to other countries. India earns foreign exchange worth Rs. 1108cores through exports of cocoa bean and its products.


    The demand of chocolate industry and confectionaries in India is 50,000 MT of dry bean per annum. The current domestic production of cocoa beans is not sufficient to meet the demand of the industry. Hence India is importing a lion share of its requirement from other cocoa growing countries worth Rs.2021crores.

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