Yaoundé - 25 May 2020 -

Cameroon: Cocoa prices pick up again, spurred by rising demand

Cameroon: Cocoa prices pick up again, spurred by rising demand
  • Comments   -   Thursday, 02 April 2020 10:35

(Business in Cameroon) - On April 1, 2020, the price of a kilogram of cocoa beans at the Port of Douala ranged between XAF1,050 and XAF1,150, according to figures revealed by SIF, a system that provides updated information on the prices of coffee and cocoa in Cameroon. These prices are higher than the XAF1,000 and XAF1,100 mark recorded in the last week of March 2020.

This price rise, which is unlike the habit of prices going down during rainy seasons, can be explained by rising demands. Indeed, the offers of cocoa beans have decreased (due to the Anglophone crisis affecting regions like the Southwest that were till recently the leading cocoa producing region in Cameroon), and new cocoa processors have entered the market.

Also, many processors, like Sic Cacaos (a subsidiary of Swiss Barry Callebault), have increased their grinding capacity calling for more raw materials. 


Medicis Sarl plans to invest XAF5.7 billion for the construction of a haemodialysis centre in Cameroon. To encourage and facilitate the realization of...
On 18 May 2020, the Cameroonian government finally signed a contract for the construction of the country's first 14 electronic toll booths with the...
The Bank of Central African States (Beac) recently published a study titled: “Publication des conditions tarifaires par les banques au Cameroun :...
In 2019, Cameroon generated XAF36.59 billion (+24.32%) of transit revenues on the Chad-Cameroon pipeline, according to figures recently published by the...

Mags frontpage

Business in Cameroon n87: May 2020

Roads, dams, fiber optics, markets... Cameroon’s big projects toward integration

«Central Africa is facing enormous challenges» - AfDB

Investir au Cameroun n97 Mai 2020

Routes, barrages, fibre optique, marchés… Les grands chantiers camerounais de l’intégration

« L’Afrique centrale est confrontée à d’énormes défis » (BAD)