Meanwhile, Laurent Pipitone, director of economics at the ICCO, expects demand, which fell 2.5% to 3.5% over 2014 through 2015 due to economic weakness in emerging markets and slow consumption in developed countries, could recover by about 2% in the current year.
Consequently, with demand on the rebound and supply concerns ahead, cocoa prices could continue to outperform in the commodities space.
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Max Chen contributed to this article.