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The Numbers Estimated value of global chocolate production, in US dollars: 75,000,000,000. Cocoa bean production in the Ivory Coast, in tonnes:…

The Numbers

Estimated value of global chocolate production, in US dollars: 75,000,000,000.

Cocoa bean production in the Ivory Coast, in tonnes: 1,240,000.

Percentage of world’s cocoa production: 40.

Amount of cocoa beans produced in Ghana, in tonnes: 495,000.

Percentage of world’s total cocoa production: 16.

Total percentage of world’s cocoa bean production from West Africa, as a percentage: 70.

Mean revenue a West African family makes annually from cocoa sales, per person, in US dollars: 69.

Total sales reported by Mars Inc., the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer, in US dollars: 7,500,000,000.

Amount chocolate-producing corporations make per dollar spent on chocolate, in cents: 70.

Amount a chocolate farmer makes per dollar spent, in cents: 5.

Annual world consumption of chocolate per person, in kilograms: 0.53.

Chocolate consumption in Europe per person, in kilograms: 1.87.

Chocolate consumption in the US per person, in kilograms: 1.2.

Chocolate consumption in Africa per person, in kilograms: 0.13.

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