Grind Stats

Quarterly Publication of European Bean Usage

In their continuously expanding coverage, the ECA reporting of European Cocoa Usage now includes 21 companies, all reporting their total (group) bean usage in European countries.

The Western and Eastern European Grind Statistics are confidentially compiled by Statser, located in Leusden, the Netherlands.

The Q3 2020 statistics were published on October 15th 2020 at 8:00 am (7 am UK time; 2 am NY time).

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Background

ECA initiated these statistics mid 2000, retroactive to the first quarter 1999.

For the first year, ECA grinding members were the sole participants. Over the years, major chocolate manufacturers grinding cocoa beans also joined in.

The ECA grinders are thus the original participants. ECA members now participating are: Barry-Callebaut – Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate – Ecom/Dutch Cocoa – Nederland SA – Natra – Olam Cocoa – Cemoi.

Other grinder and expeller participants include August Storck KG – Confiserie Coppeneur et Compagnon GmbH – Elah-Dufour S.p.A – Ferrero – Hanseatisches Chocoladen Kontor GmbH & Co. KG (Toms Confectionery Group) – I.C.A.M. S.p.A – Jacopey Cioccolato Peyrano S.r.l – Kessko Kessler & Comp. GmbH & Co. KG – Ludwig Weinrich GmbH & Co. KG – Majani 1796 S.p.A – Meybona-Schokoladenfabrik Meyerkamp GmbH & Co. KG – Mondelēz International – Nestle – Schokinag-Schokolade-Industrie GmbH – Toms Confectionery Group – Tulip Cocoa FB GmbH & Co. KG (Ecom Group).