Category Archives: Value Chain Analysis

A value chain is a chain of activities that a firm operating in a specific industry performs in order to deliver a valuable product or service for the market.

Commodity Analysis: An Asian Demand-Driven Rally, And A Pesky National Debt…

Cocoa closed on March 31, 2015 at $2699 per ton, which was down over 7.25% for the first quarter of the year. On Friday, May 15, active month July cocoa futures settled at $3133 – an increase of 16% in

Commodity Analysis: An Asian Demand-Driven Rally, And A Pesky National Debt…

Cocoa closed on March 31, 2015 at $2699 per ton, which was down over 7.25% for the first quarter of the year. On Friday, May 15, active month July cocoa futures settled at $3133 – an increase of 16% in

Case Study: Niche Cocoa Industry Ltd. Improving Productivity in it’s Cocoa Processing Activities in Ghana…

Political stability, good governance and increasing export revenues have turned Ghana into one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, and the cocoa industry has played a key role in this process. Now the second largest exporter of

Case Study: Niche Cocoa Industry Ltd. Improving Productivity in it’s Cocoa Processing Activities in Ghana…

Political stability, good governance and increasing export revenues have turned Ghana into one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, and the cocoa industry has played a key role in this process. Now the second largest exporter of

Top 20 Chocolate Consuming Nations…

FACTS AND FIGURES World CONSUMPTION of cocoa: 2008/09 Europe – 49.32% North America – 24.22% (United States only – 20.19%) Asia and Oceania – 14.49% South America – 8.68% Africa – 3.28% Annual per capita CONSUMPTION of chocolates: 2008 Germany

Top 20 Chocolate Consuming Nations…

FACTS AND FIGURES World CONSUMPTION of cocoa: 2008/09 Europe – 49.32% North America – 24.22% (United States only – 20.19%) Asia and Oceania – 14.49% South America – 8.68% Africa – 3.28% Annual per capita CONSUMPTION of chocolates: 2008 Germany