Top 10 cocoa-producing countries in the world

Shannnon Lewis
|Mar 2|magazine2 min read

4. Cameroon

According to Reuters, cocoa accounts for half of Cameroon’s basic product exports (other basic products being food, lumber, minerals, and fish). World Atlas places its production output at 275,000 tonnes of cocoa beans. Although the government presented plans to increase production to 600,000 tonnes by 2020, Reuters reports that extreme weather conditions and erratic rains are taking a toll on the country’s potential to reach its goal. According to Business in Cameroon, a large portion of the South-Western cocoa crop undergoes no national system checks, as it is illegally transported to Nigeria. The government has faced pressure from stakeholders in the cocoa business to fight this recent tendency after the information was revealed in a meeting in July 2017.