Cocoa prices are rising due to increased demand for chocolate

The Omicron variant hasn’t had any effect on the sweet tooth in the United States.

Bloomberg says that demand for chocolate is still strong across the country, with retail sales growing by more than 5% per quarter.

The price of cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate, has gone up a lot because there isn’t enough of it and there is a lot of demand.

Cocoa prices have gone up more than 8% since December. On Wednesday, the price of cocoa was $1,720 per pound.

There are less cocoa beans going to ports in the Ivory Coast, one of the world’s biggest cocoa exporters, Bloomberg says.

Because there were so many beans last year, the price of chocolate has stayed low even though other foods have become more expensive in this time of record-high prices.

It has been going down at US ports for the last 17 weeks, and it’s down more than 20% from last year.

Some other goods, such as raw sugar, arabica coffee, and cotton, made small gains.

It’s been two months since cocoa beans have been at their highest price. People are still very interested in chocolate.

Port Clinton, PA - March 18: Foil wrapped solid chocolate Easter Bunnies made by Niagara Chocolates on display in the Port Clinton Peanut Shop. Easter Candy at the Port Clinton Peanut Shop in Port Clinton, PA Thursday afternoon March 18, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)

Chocolate costs the United States $20 billion a year, and that’s a lot of money.

There is a lot of money in the United States’ chocolate market. By the end of 2026, that number is expected to rise to $26 billion, which is a lot.

According to the National Confectioners Association, the confectionery industry, which makes chocolate, candy, gum, and mints, sells $37 billion worth of candy, gum, and mints in the United States each year.

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