Exporting cocoa to the Netherlands

The Netherlands is the largest importer of cocoa beans and home to one of the largest cocoa-grinding industries in the world. The Netherlands imported almost 91% of its cocoa beans from West Africa in 2020, primarily as bulk cocoa. The demand for high-quality cocoa, however, is growing and attracting further interest in cocoa beans from Latin American countries. The focus on the high-quality segment also offers an opportunity for a closer relationship with buyers such as smaller specialised traders and craft chocolate makers.

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