This publication analyses the situation of cocoa in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea from 1996 to 2014. In the decades prior to the discovery of oil in the country, the production and export of cocoa
was the predominant economic activity. Since the beginning of the oil exploitation, the cocoa sector, like other agricultural products, has suffered a strong decrease.
The methodology for the preparation of this publication has been collecting data from the different Equatorial Guinea’s cocoa sector companies and institutions, including:
- Commerce, Agriculture and Forestry Chamber of Bioko
- National Institute of Agricultural Promotion of Equatorial Guinea (INPAGE)
- Casa Mallo S.A. (CAMASA)
In regards to terms of production and export, it should be noted that productions are made by agricultural campaign (December-January of the following year) and are taken according to the relevant years; however the exports are usually identified by campaign production, and start from July to end in March of the following year.
Exports are identified by campaign production, due to not having direct access to the data according to the SNA-1993 rules.