June 21, 2024

Chocolate Lovers Beware: Cocoa Prices Surge on New York Futures Market, Outpacing Even Bitcoin

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Cocoa Price Increasing Faster Than Bitcoin, Stabilization Not Expected Soon

The price of cocoa has surged on the New York futures market, with one ton of cocoa beans recently selling for $10,047. This is a significant increase from previous months and represents a growth rate of 186 percent, even surpassing the growth rate of Bitcoin. Poor harvests, exacerbated by weather phenomena like El Niño, have led to a scarcity of cocoa in the market.

Despite the high cost of cocoa, investing in it could turn out to be very profitable as prices have reached unprecedented levels in recent months. Large companies in the chocolate industry are already indicating that they will be increasing prices to offset the rising costs of cocoa. However, Belgian producers like Libeert are taking steps to mitigate the effects of record prices by purchasing cocoa at times when prices are low. This allows them to control costs and ensure a steady supply for peak seasons like Easter and Christmas.

Belgium is the world’s second largest exporter of chocolate and poor harvests have put pressure on this industry. Record-breaking prices have already set every week and consumers can expect an increase in cost soon. Despite these challenges, the Belgian chocolate industry remains a major player in the global market and continues to innovate and adapt to changing conditions.

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