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Chocolate confectionery market research

Euromonitor has the world’s most comprehensive research on the chocolate confectionery category within the packaged food industry.  We monitor and analyse industry trends around the world, including in-depth data on market share and market size – from the “big picture” qualitative analysis; down to specific category data. 

Euromonitor data and market analysis cultivates your organisation’s awareness of the chocolate confectionery market and the greater competitive environment, ensuring accurate and focused strategies for your business.

A resource for your entire organisation, Euromonitor market research supports every level of business, assisting in strategic development, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and brand management.

Chocolate confectionery reports can also be purchased as part of a discounted confectionery package that includes data and analysis of three packaged food categories: chocolate confectionery, gum, and sugar confectionery.

Our chocolate confectionery market research answer questions such as:

  • What is the market size of chocolate confectionery?
  • What are the major brands in chocolate confectionery?
  • What are market opportunities for health and wellness minded dark chocolate?
  • What are market opportunities for ethically sourced chocolate?
  • How might increasingly volatile cocoa bean commodity prices impact retail prices and sales performance?

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Country Report

Chocolate Confectionery in the United Arab Emirates

Manufacturers of chocolate confectionery increasingly sought to encourage snacking by heavily promoting their countlines in 2013. For example, Mars GCC and Nestlé Middle East FZE both promoted their respective brands Snickers and Kit Kat with ...

Apr 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Singapore

Due to the increasing health consciousness trend, consumers are switching to smaller portion packaging formats to watch their diet and control their calorie intake. In response to current consumer demand, the manufacturers are introducing smaller ...

Mar 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Indonesia

Higher numbers of Indonesian teenagers and young adults are purchasing chocolate confectionery, not only as a snack or guilty pleasure, but also as a gift during special events such as birthdays, Valentine’s Day and Christmas. A number of consumers ...

Mar 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Kenya

Chocolate is still associated with high lifestyles by the majority of Kenyans, but the increasing middle class is gaining access to refrigeration facilities, thereby increasing chocolate sales.

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in South Africa

South African retail shelves are sporting an increasing number of imported brands. With the government imposing no duties on importing chocolate, the category is a “free for all”. Both manufacturers such as Nestlé South Africa and Kraft Foods South ...

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in the United Kingdom

After recording very strong growth during 2012 as there were plenty of opportunities for people to gather with family and friends and indulge in chocolate treats including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, there were fears that ...

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Mexico

During 2013 chocolate confectionery is expected to see 8% growth in volume terms; a little lower than the 9% growth achieved in 2012. This high growth rate is expected to slow down with time, as the health and wellness trend should reach a greater ...

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Georgia

The major trend in 2013 was intense competition between domestic and international players. Companies are competing through marketing tools and activities, for example lowering prices at the expense of product volume reduction. In general, the ...

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Australia

Chocolate confectionery is growing by 4% in current value terms in 2013, predominately driven by the growth of boxed assortments and specifically twist wrapped miniatures; the latter a category primarily composed of one brand, Cadbury Favourites. ...

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Nigeria

The increase in the expatriate population - a result of high levels of Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria and use of expatriates in the construction industry -, growing disposable income and westernisation are key factors driving strong growth of ...

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Venezuela

Chocolate confectionery has not escaped from the slowdown trend in consumption that started as a consequence of the economic downturn which resulted in the fall of the real disposable income of Venezuelans. In fact, per capita consumption of ...

Feb 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Hungary

The outstanding performance of seasonal chocolate could not compensate for the restricted demand caused by weaker purchasing power and strongly growing prices. Therefore, the whole of chocolate confectionery only stagnated in volume – however, it ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Chile

An indulgence and premiumisation trend is developing in chocolate confectionery, which is seeing increasing importance of adult-oriented products, like chocolate tablets with higher percentages of cacao content, like Costa 70% or specialty flavoured ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Algeria

Value sales of chocolate confectionery grew by 18% in current terms in 2013, with retail volume sales set to grow by 12%. The category is dominated by standard and premium international brands, thus aiding its strong value performance. Domestic ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Turkey

The year 2013 is expected to be a good one for chocolate confectionery as it continues to register double-digit retail value growth. New product launches across several categories, notably countlines, tablets and other chocolate confectionery and the...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Argentina

With the growing trend towards healthier consumption, rice alfajores is set to post an outstanding performance in 2013 against traditional alfajores, as these products have fewer calories, and are perceived as healthier light alfajores. One of the ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Colombia

Chocolate confectionery will grow by 8% in current value and 6% in volume terms in 2013, due to an increase in the purchasing power of consumers, innovation from incumbent firms and a low per capita consumption base. This behaviour is part of a more ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Peru

During 2013 the market recovered from the shrinkage registered in 2012 because the main city of the country, Lima, which concentrates a large share of consumption of the country, registered an unexpected weather change. During 2012 the weather in ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Bolivia

The current economic wellbeing in the country is allowing consumers to continue boosting the growth of chocolate confectionery. Premium products are now demanded in Bolivia because consumers have the means to pay for them. Local and international ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Uruguay

In 2013, Plucky (a company from Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV), in a long-awaited move, entered the alfajores category with what the company considers a premium product. Its “alfa mania” alfajor, larger than the average for the category, with more dulce de ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in the Netherlands

The category remained more or less static with very minor value growth and an even more minor volume increase. One of the main driving trends in chocolate confectionery in 2013 was individual indulgence. This trend has helped to keep value stable or ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Ireland

Despite the somewhat muted value growth expected in chocolate confectionery in Ireland in 2013, the category’s leading manufacturers continued to attempt to drive growth in the category with ongoing new product launches as well as the strong ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in India

Adult consumers’ craving for luxury and premium chocolates, such as Lindt, continued to grow further in 2013. To tap into the trend, manufacturers of premium chocolates, such as Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli expanded their presence in premium ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Brazil

Chocolate confectionery continues to grow strong, both in value and volume, in Brazil. The rise in disposable income among consumers, especially the new middle-class consumers, is increasing the consumption of chocolate confectionery. Consumers are ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in France

The economic recession and falling purchasing power in 2013 did not deter French consumers from enjoying indulgent chocolate confectioneries. Rather, the hostile economic environment seems to be sustaining French consumers’ appetite for indulgence ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Greece

Despite the recession and the overall decline in chocolate confectionery consumption that came as a result of the crisis and the fact that disposable incomes have become squeezed, manufacturers heavily invested in the category over the past year. ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Germany

Exploding raw material costs and in turn, higher retail prices are among the drivers for retail volume sales decline in 2013 while value sales continued to grow. In context of the review period, the value growth in 2013 is around the same as the ...

Jan 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Ecuador

Chocolate confectionery sales in 2012 were constrained by weather conditions in Ecuador. Heavy rains shrank the national supply of cocoa, as transport across flooded roads and areas affected by landslides became an issue. Heavy rains particularly ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Costa Rica

As the range of chocolate confectionery products increases, sales from supermarkets and hypermarkets are increasing, as they are able to offer broad ranges of chocolate confectionery products. Manufacturers are applying different measures to diminish...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Spain

Chocolate confectionery is not part of the family shopping basket but despite the gloomy economic situation that has affected some packaged food categories, it is still consumed in Spain as it is a much appreciated product and people still want to ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Norway

The latest figures show that consumers are happy to pay more for the indulgence offered by chocolate. Despite concerns about the rising trend in overweight, chocolate remains a popular indulgence food for many Norwegians as shown by the expected rise...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Cameroon

Chocolate confectionery saw growth over the review period indicated by the range of products that became available in stores. Apart from this, the rising trend towards smaller pack sizes increased the presence of certain brands in the country, as ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Croatia

The key story for chocolate confectionery in 2013 was the accession of Croatia to the EU in July 2013. Even before this date, the import contingencies for chocolate were abolished, allowing unlimited imports of European chocolate, and provoking a ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Bulgaria

In 2013, chocolate confectionery was driven by both new product launches and price discounts. The value growth was 6%, which was stronger than the average growth of 4% recorded during the review period. As consumers regain their confidence after the ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Azerbaijan

Demand for bagged selflines/softlines, which are mainly sold by weight continued during 2013. Modern retailers, especially the widely-visited Bazarstore, Bisim Market, Rahat Market supermarkets and many others weigh the pick and mix sold-by-weight ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Kazakhstan

At the end of the review period, chocolate confectionery enjoys considerable consumer interest, as Kazakhs love chocolate, mostly eating it with tea. Sales of chocolate confectionery continue to increase. Chocolate is generally considered an ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Latvia

Being an indulgence product, chocolate confectionery thrives during post-crisis periods with gradually recovering purchasing power of consumers. Constant diversification of product offering, seasonal collections and packaging innovations are ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Japan

Japan is facing an ageing population, combined with a declining birth rate. Over the review period, the number of Japanese people aged 65 and over increased by a CAGR of 2%. At the same time, the birth rate declined from 8.5 per 1,000 population in ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Uzbekistan

The active development of domestic products is attracting more interest by consumers due to their affordable prices, while international branded products are considered expensive. Government support to encourage local manufacturers to produce high ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Pakistan

Although the majority of consumers still prefer sweet traditional confectionary (mithai) over chocolate confectionery, this trend is changing, as seen by the expected increase in current value and volume sales in 2013. Chocolate was perceived as a ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Estonia

The category is seeing growth as consumers are again willing to pay more for such non-necessity products as chocolate countlines and tablets, whereas they were trying to cut down on these purchases during the recession years. Furthermore, they are ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Canada

One of the key trends in 2013 saw consumers shift their purchasing from the front to the back of stores. Chocolate purchases for later consumption are expected to account for close to 60% of sales in 2013, as consumers sought greater value, and ...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Belarus

The key story in confectionery in 2012 was the changes in the flagship companies Kommunarka OAO and Spartak SP OAO. In October 2012, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ordered the removal of the supervisory boards of the two leading Belarusian...

Dec 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Lithuania

Chocolate confectionery producers are set to experience a good year in 2013, outperforming the whole of packaged food by a large margin. The reason for these good results is not easy to explain: retailers constantly stress that consumers remain ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Slovenia

Although there are some tendencies towards lower consumption of chocolate confectionery by some consumers as a consequence of a deepening economic crisis in the country and falling consumer purchasing power, chocolate benefits from an image as a ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Saudi Arabia

Chocolate confectionery continued to benefit from increased manufacturer activity in 2013. The promotional strategies, which not only included in-store promotions, advertising but also more modern forms of communication, such as Facebook and Twitter,...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Dominican Republic

Local manufacturer Nazario Rizek C. por A. launched a high quality brand named Kah Kow in a variety of Dark 70%, Dark 65%, Dark 55% and Milk Chocolate. The company launched an advertising campaign which allowed consumers to embrace the sentimental ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in the US

Major manufacturers launched miniature versions of their major brands in 2013, to help drive sales amongst the steadily growing snacking audience in the US. Snacking in-between meals has steadily become much more common amongst many consumers as a ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in China

Chocolate confectionery is expected to see 12% growth in current value terms in 2013 over the previous year, which is slightly slower compared to the growth seen in 2012. One reason for this slowing down in growth is the slowing macroeconomic growth ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Macedonia

The value and volume growth of tablets – the largest category in chocolate confectionery - continues to be strong in 2013, despite the lingering effects of the global recession and the overall trend of economising and austerity. These developments ...

Nov 2013 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details
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