70% of the world's cocoa beans come from four West African countries: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon. The Ivory Coast and Ghana are by far the two largest producers of cocoa: together they cultivate more than half of the world´s cocoa.
Where in Africa does cocoa grow?
This paper reviews the present condition of cocoa growing in West Africa where some six million ha are planted with cocoa which provide about 70 percent of the total world production. Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana are the largest producers, followed by Nigeria and Cameroon.
Where is cocoa most commonly grown?
More than half of the world's cocoa comes from only two countries: the Ivory Coast and Ghana.
What African country exports the most cocoa?
Leading cocoa exporters in Africa by value exported 2020 As of 2020, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana were Africa's leading cocoa exporters. These countries exported cocoa in a value of nearly five billion and three billion U.S. dollars, respectively, ranking them first and third in the world.