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Chocolate prices rise due to Asia's increased appetite

Chocolate prices could be set to soar as experts forecast the longest running shortfall of cocoa in more than 50 years.

A key reason is a surge in demand for chocolate in Asia - consumption in China alone has doubled over the past decade.

Coupled with smaller harvests in key cocoa-growing nations, the end result is higher prices.

The BBC's Ashleigh Nghiem reports from an artisan chocolate maker in Singapore.

  • 19 Dec 2013
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