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.

Tentative dates for 2022 Grind Stats publications:
Q1: Thursday 14 April 2022
Q2: Wednesday 13 July 2022
Q3: Thursday 13 October 2022
Q4: Thursday 19 January 2023
Please note that these dates are subject to change.

Next publication date for Q3 2022 statistics: October 13th at 8 am (7am UK time; 2am NY time) – to be confirmed

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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).