Cocoa Nibs Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global Cocoa Nibs Market: Information by Category (Conventional and Organic), Distribution Channel (Store-Based and Non-Store-Based) and Region (Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, South America and the Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/7331-CR | February 2020 | Region: Global | 111 pages

Market Overview

The global cocoa nibs market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.67% during the forecast period from 2020-2027. It is evaluated that the market will touch USD 1306.3 Million by the year 2025. It also has various health benefits which help to boost immunity and maintaining blood sugar levels. Cocoa also helps to improve the heart problems of many patients.

There are various cocoa nibs benefits that are helping the market to grow at an exponential rate. Chocolate has become one of the important food ingredients for its diverse uses. The cocoa nibs market demand needs to be fulfilled in the bakery, confectioneries, beverages, sweets, etc. Significant growth has been observed in the cocoa nibs market size. One of the major reasons for the growth in the cocoa nibs industry is the rising demand for fine and high-quality products among the customer.

Cocoa beans are also used to make cocoa powder, cocoa butter, and cocoa liquor. The raw cocoa beans mainly arrive from the traditional farms, which are run by the families. Production of cocoa beans is a complicated process that involves many people to fulfill the global demand. The Cocoa nibs industry is evaluated to register high growth in the upcoming years due to the massive demand for premium products. Especially, the consumption of ruby and dark chocolates is expected to felicitate the market growth.

This report provides in-depth information about the cocoa nibs market overview. There are also some restraints that are expected to hinder the market growth, such as high cost and alternative ingredients. Regionally, the market is segmented into various categories that identify the scope of the cocoa beans industry.

COVID-19 Analysis

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 disease, the cocoa nibs market revenue observed a substantial sink. The imposition of lockdown and sudden panic resulted in the growth in the cocoa nibs market revenue. However, the many manufacturing units are forced to shut down had a negative impact on the market growth. There are many economies that are still struggling to deal with the after-effects of coronavirus.

Market Dynamics

Market Drivers

One of the major market drivers of the cocoa nibs industry is the high demand for natural ingredients. The market is anticipated to have significant growth during the forecast period due to its various benefits. Cocoa beans are highly beneficial to control sugar levels, heart problems and boost immunity. It also has a huge demand in the food and beverages industry, bakeries, confectioneries, desserts, etc.  


There are several restraints for the cocoa nibs industry, such as the unstable pricing of raw materials. Cocoa nibs are expensive, and the availability of various cheap alternatives such as soybean oil, palm oil can hinder the market growth. Due to the high demand for cocoa nibs, several key players are emerging to provide cheap alternatives.


The global cocoa nibs market is expected to observe several challenges due to various reasons. Rising demand and availability of cheap products can be challenging for the market to grow. Along with that, stricter rules and regulations, especially in the European region, can slow the market growth to a certain extent.


The increasing demand for natural cocoa nibs is expected to provide new opportunities for the growth of the cocoa nibs industry. It is largely used to enhance the aroma among food products and cosmetic and personal care products. In the past years, countries such as Germany, France, and Belgium have recorded a growth in cocoa nibs market trends.

Cumulative Growth Analysis

Due to the increasing demand for chocolate products in beverages, bakery items, personal care, and hygiene products, there will be huge growth in the cocoa nibs market revenue. The industry is projected to touch 1306.3 Million by the year 2025. As a result, the cocoa nibs market suppliers will be largely benefitted from the escalating growth.

Value Chain Analysis

The value is evaluated to increase in the upcoming period due to its various cocoa nibs health benefits.  Due to the increasing demand and production, the market will propel in the upcoming year. Along with the process of obtaining the cocoa nibs, technological advancements will help to meet the global demand.

Segment Overview

Cocoa nibs market size has been classified into distribution channels and categories. On the basis of distribution channels, the cocoa nibs industry is further bifurcated into non-store-based and store-based. The section of store-based is further divided into convenience stores, hypermarkets and supermarkets, and others.

On the basis of category, the cocoa nibs industry is further divided into organic and conventional. The division of the conventional category has accounted for the largest market share in the past recent years. It is evaluated that conventional cocoa nibs will be responsible for market growth due to low prices and easy availability. Other than that, the organic division is also expected to have significant growth in the upcoming years. It is estimated that the organic cocoa nibs will register a 4.58% CAGR during the year 2019-2025.

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the cocoa nibs market share is divided into North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In the past recent year, the European region has held the largest share in the global cocoa nibs industry. Rising demand and consumption of chocolates in this region are the primary reasons for significant growth. Europe is expected to have a CAGR of 4.48% during the forecast period. It is estimated that the market will expand further and will reach USD 503.8 million in the upcoming years.

The North American region is expected to hold the second position in the global market. In the previous years, this region covered around 34.4% of the global cocoa nibs industry. Due to the inclination of chocolate items and large consumption, the North American region is expected to expand in the upcoming years.

However, the Asia-Pacific region is considered as the booming market for the cocoa nibs industry. Several developing countries such as India and China are the major contributors to market growth. Various cocoa nibs market suppliers have emerged in these countries that had influenced the market growth.

The Middle East and African region are also expected to propel the overall market due to the availability of raw materials. There are various cocoa nibs suppliers who use natural processes and traditional methods for the production of cocoa beans.

Competitive Landscape

There are various key players in the cocoa nibs market that are using various strategies to expand their business around the world and generate more revenue. For example, Acquisitions, collaborations, new product launches, expansion of offices, new ventures, etc. NOW Health GROUP Inc. (US), Cocoa Products Corporation (US) are some major players in the cocoa nibs industry.

Cocoa Products Corporation is one of the prominent players in the global market. It has invested and acquired several companies to expand its business foothold and generate more revenue. Some of the leading key players in the cocoa nibs industry are-

  • Cocoa Products Corporation (US)

  • Barry Callebout AG Switzerland

  • NOW Health Group Inc. ((US)

  • Nutrisure Ltd (UK)

  • Cocoa Family Farms (US)

  • Sunfood Corporation (US)

  • Viva Naturals (Canada)

  • Navitas LLC (US)

  • Santa Barbara Chocolate (US)

Recent Development

  • In 2019, a company called Tyson Foods also launched its new brand of snacks for its consumers. This new development in the company is expected to have a positive effect on the market and generate more revenue.

  • In the year 2020, Nestle S.A launched its new range of products called Kitkat Gold. The new product is expected to increase the brand value of the company and its foothold in the market.

Report Overview

The report overview of the cocoa nibs industry is as mentioned below-

  • Market Overview

  • COVIS-19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamics

  • Segmentation of the market

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive Analysis

  • Recent Development by key players

Report Score and Segmentation

  • Study Period-2020-2025

  • Base Year- 2021

  • Forecast Period- 2020-2025

  • Historical Period- 2019-2021

The score of the report is to give insight and clarity on the Cocoa Nibs Market. It also provides details regarding the strengths and growth of the market. This report also aims to provide brief information related to the major key players of the market.


By Distribution

  • Non-Store Based

  • Store-based

  • Convenience Stores

  • Hypermarkets and Supermarket

  • Others

By Category

  • Organic

  • Conventional

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

It is anticipated that the cocoa nibs market will grow at a 4.67% CAGR during the forecast period of 2020-2027.

It is projected that the European region will dominate the cocoa nibs market in the upcoming years.

It is estimated that the global cocoa nibs market will expand extensively and will reach around USD 1306.3 Million by the year 2025.

Some of the major key players in the global cocoa nibs market are- NOW Health Group In. (US), Sunfood Cooperation (US), Viva Naturals (Canada), fine Cocoa Products Cooperation (US), United Cocoa Processor (US), Cocoa Family farms (US), Barry Callebaut AG(Switzerland), etc.