Global cocoa bean prices set a new price record and climbed to as high as $6,929 per metric ton this week at the London-based Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the Ecofin news agency, Report informs referring to TASS.

The rise in cocoa bean prices totaled 54.4% year on year from the year start, the news outlet said. Cocoa beans became the global leader in rising prices among agricultural commodities.