Indonesia's cocoa output expected to shrink this year due to rainStaff Writer | August 27, 2016
Cocoa production in Indonesia is expected to drop this year amid high frequency of rain in the country.
Cocoa trade Indonesia is the third largest producer
"This year's output will resume decline. It is caused by rain that is more frequent," he said.
Cocoa production also dropped last year after El Nino weather phenomenon hit the country, Wijaya added. The decline may hamper downstream industry in the country, he added.
Indonesia is the world's third largest producer of cocoa after Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.
Indonesia exports cocoa derivative products to the United States, Europe and Asian countries. ■