Grind Stats

Quarterly Publication of European Bean Usage

In their continuously expanding coverage, the ECA reporting of European Cocoa Usage now includes 20 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 Q1 2023 statistics were published on Thursday April 13th 2023 at 8:00 am (7 am UK time; 2 am NY time).

Tentative dates for 2023 Grind Stats publications:
Q1: Thursday April 13 2023
Q2: Thursday July 13 2023
Q3: Thursday October 12 2023
Q4: Thursday January 18 2024
Please note that these dates are subject to change.

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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 – ofi 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).