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Cocoa Gains to 2-Year High on Dollar Amid Shortage; Sugar Falls

Cocoa reached a two-year high in New York as the dollar weakened against the pound, triggering buy orders amid forecasts for shortages this season. Raw sugar fell.

Cocoa Swings as Ivory Coast Sells Amid Shortages; Coffee Drops

Cocoa swung between gains and losses in London as investors weighed more selling by Ivory Coast, the world's largest producer, and forecasts for shortages in the season starting next month. Coffee and sugar slid.

indonesia, third-biggest cocoa grower, set to turn net buyer

cocoa imports by indonesia may more than double next year, transforming the third-largest grower into a net buyer, as companies process more beans for chocolate, said the indonesian cocoa association. futures climbed for the first time in five days.

Cocoa Crunch in Ivory Coast Heads for Bull Market: Commodities

Cocoa is heading for its best quarter since 2009 as dry weather and crop delays in West Africa, the main growing region, send prices toward a two-year high and raise costs for chocolate makers.

cocoa deficit lasting two more years on pest, disease, icco says

global cocoa demand will outstrip supply until 2014-2015 because of pests, disease and aging plantations, said the international cocoa organization.

cocoa seen joining commodity losers as crop outlook improves

cocoa futures, down in new york today, are bound to rejoin most other raw materials that have dropped this year as the outlook for crops improves in west africa, the world's largest producing region of the beans.

Cocoa Falls To 10-month Low On ivory Coast Rainfall; Sugar Rises

cocoa fell to a 10-month low in london, on speculation rain in ivory coast, the world’s largest producer, will boost supplies. sugar advanced and coffee slid.

cocoa’s gains seen capped as ghana has to sell; robusta declines

cocoa climbed for a third day in london and new york, and the gains may be capped as ghana still has to sell more beans. robusta coffee fell for a fifth day.

cocoa falls in london on ivory coast’s sales; sugar declines

cocoa fell in london and new york on speculation ivory coast, the world’s largest producer, may still have a lot of its crop to sell. sugar retreated.

ivory coast is lagging behind with sales of its current crop, according to macquarie group ltd., australia’s biggest investment bank. the african country, which reformed its cocoa sector last year, plans to sell 70 percent to 80 percent of every crop before the harvest starts. the 2012-13 season began oct. 1 and the main crop is now ending. a smaller crop, known as the mid-crop, will be gathered starting in april.


  • USDA Weekly Citrus Fruit Report
  • International Cocoa Org. (ICCO) Quarterly Bulletin on Cocoa Statistics
  • ICCO Monthly Review of the Market
  • International Tropical Timber Org. (ITTO) Bi-Monthly Market Report
  • International Sugar Organization (ISO) Quarterly Market Outlook Report
  • ISO Forecast Reports
  • Sucden Financial Sugar Report
  • Russian Sugar Crop News
  • Brazillian Sugar Crops
  • Indian Sugar Crops
  • International Coffee Organization (ICO) Monthly Coffee Market Report
  • Dollar Valuations vs Brazilian Currency
  • Global Crop Progress – Brazil, Argentina and Australia
  • Federal Reserve Interest Rate
  • Cotton and Wool Outlook
  • CFTC Commitment of Traders Report
  • Asian and Middle Eastern Demand
  • Inventories and Supply
  • Unseasonal or Extreme Weather – Rain, Flooding, Drought, Delayed Planting, and Early frosts
  • Rapid Population Growth in India and China
  • Government Subsidies, Programs and Loan Rates
  • Salmonella Outbreaks or other contaminated agricultural products
  • Crop Disease or Infestation
  • Dollar Valuation
  • Deforestation Rates

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