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Top Chocolate Growing Countries

Which fifteen countries produce the greatest amount of cocoa beans?
2020 production in metric tons according to the FAO
Quiz by prTucuma
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Last updated: April 5, 2022
First submittedMarch 30, 2016
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Metric Tons
Continent
Country
2,200,000
Africa
Ivory Coast
800,000
Africa
Ghana
739,483
Asia
Indonesia
340,163
Africa
Nigeria
327,903
Americas
Ecuador
290,000
Africa
Cameroon
269,731
Americas
Brazil
193,156
Africa
Sierra Leone
Metric Tons
Continent
Country
160,289
Americas
Peru
77,681
Americas
Dominican Republic
63,416
Americas
Colombia
38,000
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
35,000
Africa
Uganda
29,429
Americas
Mexico
26,000
Asia
India
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Level 71
Sep 22, 2017
Should be 'Chocolate Coast' or 'côte de chocolat'
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Level 57
Nov 14, 2017
Geography now on youtube ivory coast episode
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Level 61
Sep 22, 2017
this quiz was much harder than i thought it would be.
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Level 33
May 12, 2020
Same. I didn't even get Brazil, Colombia, Peru or any of the obvious ones. I just got Ivory Coast and Ghana
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Level 87
Jul 7, 2022
The American countries were easier since there were fewer to guess. Africa was where I had to do the most guessing.
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Level 55
Sep 22, 2017
I was surprised not to see Mexico on here!
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Level 65
Sep 23, 2017
I’m also surprised Mexico wasn’t there
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Level 44
Dec 11, 2017
Mexico is too cold. Cocoa is a REALLY, REALLY tropical plant, needs to basically be grown in the equatorial regions. The Aztecs used cocoa, but it was very expensive and imported.
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Level 78
Jun 4, 2018
Wikipedia lists Mexico just behind Ecuador and above Peru and Dominican Republic. I just had to check after seeing the answers because I remembered reading a story about how much chocolate Montezuma used on a daily basis. I can't imagine Mexico being too cold for anything.
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Level 73
Apr 5, 2022
Guess global warming bumped Mexico up the list recently
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Level 21
May 12, 2020
Yeah,me too!
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Level 81
Sep 25, 2017
I started off with Switzerland.. idiot...
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Level 54
Sep 26, 2017
That was HARD!!!
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Level 64
Jan 16, 2018
I dont know why i tried Belgium
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Level 42
May 11, 2020
Me too
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Level 47
May 11, 2020
thinking of the colony in the congo?
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Level 55
Jul 8, 2022
Belgian chocolate.
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Level 73
Apr 5, 2022
Belgium is a chocolate country for sure, not much growing of cacao though. 2nd exporter of chocolate after Germany according to another quiz on here :)
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Level 59
Sep 25, 2018
First time I see a quiz where the #1 isn't the most guessed.
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Level 44
May 11, 2020
It isn't by far, quite surprised how few people knew about Ghana and the Ivory Coast being chocolate exporters
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Level 53
Mar 2, 2019
Guessed Ivory Coast, was surprised to be right.
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Level 68
Mar 21, 2020
I guessed ghana and nigeria, didn't try ivory coast, who knew? Guessed colombia and peru and didn't try ecuador: sometimes I really question my sanity.
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Level 59
Apr 22, 2020
Got Dominican Republic by having a wild guess at DRC
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Level 67
May 15, 2020
Dominican Republic of the Congo?
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Level 46
May 11, 2020
Only missed Ecuador and the DR. Was pretty tactical with this one.
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Level 66
May 11, 2020
interesting that Ethiopia is not on here even though it is the birthplace of chocolate
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Level 65
May 11, 2020
Coffee is meant to have originated in Yemen. But again, I don't think there is not much grown there now.
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Level 75
May 11, 2020
The birthplace of chocolate is not Ethiopia, it is tropical America. However it is indeed interesting that the countries that produce most cocoa are in Africa instead of America.
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Level 84
Jul 7, 2022
There are conflicting accounts of where coffee originated. Most evidence points to either Yemen or Ethiopia.

Chocolate, however, originated in Mexico, from whence it was taken by Europeans to Europe where it was made sweet, and to their colonies in Africa, Asia, and other parts of the Americas where it was cultivated.

Agriculture is still the most important sector of the Yemeni economy and they grow plenty of things there.

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Level 61
May 11, 2020
This quiz feels like a game of Battleships. You pick a random potential cocoa country and when it hits, you choose all the countries around it. This is why the DR didn't make it on my list...
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Level 60
May 11, 2020
uh keep the politics away
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Level 38
May 11, 2020
I knew that Brazil would be on the list, in fact, it was the first one that I put. Nothing more fair, because there is a region in the South and Center-South of Bahia called "Costa do Cacau" or "Cocoa Coast" in English. Ilhéus, Itacaré, Maraú, Ipiaú, Una, Canavieiras, Itabuna, Uruçuca, Santa Luzia, Pau Brasil and São José da Vitória, are municipalities that you find in the region.
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Level 67
May 15, 2020
Well, Ivory coast would be "more fair" it produces more than 5x as much! Far over a million tons more, that is beating it by a landslide ( even more so if you look at country sizes)
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Level 67
May 15, 2020
Btw this was a list of 2014. The numbers for 2020 suggest an even bigger difference, Côte d'Ivoire producing 10x as much as brazil!

Cocoa producing countries 2020

The top 10 remains the same, and even the order apart from Nigeria and Cameroon having overtaken Brazil.

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Level 67
May 15, 2020
* Turns out the 2020 list used 2017 data, still, quite a bit more recent than 2014
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Level 59
May 13, 2020
Interesting results, I got DR
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Level 16
May 14, 2020
I forgot Indonesia and Cameroon
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Level 55
Nov 9, 2020
i got dominican republic by typing "DRC"
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Level 66
Apr 5, 2022
Wow, the last one was pretty unexpected, and I am from there!
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Level 76
Apr 6, 2022
Alternatively called "Where does Nestlé enslave children?"