What is the demand for cocoa in Europe?
The European cocoa market offers good opportunities for developing countries. Europe is a dominant force in the cocoa sector, representing more than half of global cocoa bean imports. Furthermore, most beans are imported directly from developing countries, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany being the largest importers. However, competition in the mass-consumption market is fierce. You are therefore recommended to focus on premium/specially/fine flavour cocoa, also because European demand for such products is increasing.