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In recent years, the cocoa market has been gaining new momentum. Faced with the challenges and opportunities for growth that this segment presents, the primary cocoa grinding industries saw the need to create an entity that could work for the sector. Thus, in 2004, the Brazilian Association of Cocoa Processing Industries (AIPC) was born to expand the discussions and foster the development of the entire value chain. The AIPC has since been formed by the companies Barry Callebaut, Cargill, and Olam, and in 2024, there was an expansion to a new associate, IBC. Together, these companies account for approximately 93% to 95% of the cocoa purchasing and processing in Brazil. . The sector represents more than 4,000 direct and indirect jobs and is one of the links in a chain of more than 120,000 people, including rural producers and chocolate industries. Considering its totality the sector represents around R$ 23 billion annually in value generated to Brazil..


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