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Cocoa and chocolate market in Mexico - statistics & Facts

Used for currency, medical, and even religious purposes, cocoa has been considered a valuable and holy commodity since its discovery by ancient Mesoamerican civilizations. Cocoa beverages, for instance, were exclusively consumed by warriors, priests, and the nobility, thought to give them strength and vitality. With the expansion of this famous crop, however, cocoa-based products have become available to the general population. Despite its geographical origins, the main producers of this commodity are currently African nations, such as Ivory Coast and Ghana. Nonetheless, Latin American countries remain relevant in the market, with Ecuador and Brazil among the top eight cocoa producers worldwide.

Mexican cocoa

In Mexico, production of the beloved commodity takes place mainly in the southeastern state of Tabasco. The humid, tropical environment is ideal for cocoa tree plantations. In 2020, the area planted with these types of trees expanded through more than 59.5 thousand hectares along the coastal states of Tabasco, Chiapas, and Guerrero, resulting in an output of over 29 thousand metric tons. In addition to regular cocoa, as global sustainability and health concerns raise within the population, the production of organic crops has been developing in the country over the past years. Organic standards try to ensure practices that are beneficial for the producers, the consumers, and the environment.

Chocolate as a favorite

After its cultivation and processing, cocoa allows for the production of well-known commodities such as cocoa butter and the widely consumed chocolate. In Mexico, chocolate is one of the products that generate the highest revenue within the confectionery industry, with a value of more than six billion U.S. dollars in 2020. This figure represents an increase of approximately 23 percent in a matter of just one year. With the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was estimated that consumption of chocolate confectionery in Mexico went from 4.1kilograms per person in 2019 to 4.9 kilograms per person in 2020.

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Cocoa and chocolate market in Mexico - statistics & Facts

Used for currency, medical, and even religious purposes, cocoa has been considered a valuable and holy commodity since its discovery by ancient Mesoamerican civilizations. Cocoa beverages, for instance, were exclusively consumed by warriors, priests, and the nobility, thought to give them strength and vitality. With the expansion of this famous crop, however, cocoa-based products have become available to the general population. Despite its geographical origins, the main producers of this commodity are currently African nations, such as Ivory Coast and Ghana. Nonetheless, Latin American countries remain relevant in the market, with Ecuador and Brazil among the top eight cocoa producers worldwide.

Mexican cocoa

In Mexico, production of the beloved commodity takes place mainly in the southeastern state of Tabasco. The humid, tropical environment is ideal for cocoa tree plantations. In 2020, the area planted with these types of trees expanded through more than 59.5 thousand hectares along the coastal states of Tabasco, Chiapas, and Guerrero, resulting in an output of over 29 thousand metric tons. In addition to regular cocoa, as global sustainability and health concerns raise within the population, the production of organic crops has been developing in the country over the past years. Organic standards try to ensure practices that are beneficial for the producers, the consumers, and the environment.

Chocolate as a favorite

After its cultivation and processing, cocoa allows for the production of well-known commodities such as cocoa butter and the widely consumed chocolate. In Mexico, chocolate is one of the products that generate the highest revenue within the confectionery industry, with a value of more than six billion U.S. dollars in 2020. This figure represents an increase of approximately 23 percent in a matter of just one year. With the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was estimated that consumption of chocolate confectionery in Mexico went from 4.1kilograms per person in 2019 to 4.9 kilograms per person in 2020.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 20 most important statistics relating to "Cocoa and chocolate market in Mexico".

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