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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 South Korea

Value sales of chocolate confectionery are anticipated to maintain 4% growth in 2013. The range of premium products available is expected to increase in the year, as new packaging and the number of children-specific products increases. At the same ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Serbia

A shrinking population and the lingering effects of the economic crisis continued to hamper demand for chocolate confectionery in Serbia in 2013. However, the decline in retail volume sales for the entire category was lower than that recorded in ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Italy

Chocolate confectionery in Italy is expected to decline by 2% in current value terms in 2013, reaching €2.4 billion. The negative performance of the category is linked to the general economic environment in Italy, which makes Italians less willing to...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Iran

Chocolate confectionery still has a very low base in Iran and this product is not considered a first-choice snack option for the majority of consumers. Consumption of chocolate is mainly limited to children, and adults usually prefer other options ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Morocco

After many difficult years, local companies could finally take a breath, thanks to the efforts of custom services against the under-billing of imported products. Thus, the results were remarkable at the level of imports which declined by 25% from ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Israel

Sales promotion of 3-packs for NIS10.00 or NIS12.00 are gaining popularity due to the price sensitivity of consumers. For example, Mars and Snickers snacks are typically sold in Mega and Shufersal retailers in a “three for NIS10.00” promotion, ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Malaysia

Consumers’ growing sophistication in Malaysia alongside their improved disposable incomes and exposure to international trends via the internet saw them more willing to try out various products. Improved disposable incomes also raised consumers’ ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Vietnam

Over the review period, chocolate confectionery was typically considered as a luxury product compared to other confectionery products, which meant they were being purchased as gifts on special occasions more than other types of confectionery. Thanks ...

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

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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 Thailand

The ongoing urbanisation trend in Thai society is fostering the spread of Western food culture, including the consumption of milk, breakfast cereals and cheese as well as chocolate confectionery. The strong economic recovery in the aftermath of the ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in the Philippines

Chocolate confectionery is expected to be sluggish in 2013 as customers continue to remain value conscious and choose affordable brands. The category is set to post retail value growth of 3%, which is on a par with the 2% recorded in 2012. Demand is ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Ukraine

Chocolate confectionery enjoys considerable consumer interest, as Ukrainians love chocolate and local manufacturers have a strong tradition of production and meeting consumers’ demands. Sales of chocolate confectionery continue to increase despite ...

Mar 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 Austria

In 2013, sales of chocolate confectionery are expected to continue to be rather value than volume driven. Consumers’ demand for high-quality and premium products continues to drive sales of chocolate confectionery. Therefore, manufacturers have been ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Egypt

Egyptian consumers are gradually shifting from sugar confectionery to chocolate confectionery as prices are becoming more affordable and products more widely available. Snacking, and in particular eating chocolate, is increasingly becoming part of ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Belgium

Chocolate confectionery in Belgium is a mature category and it registered a relatively static performance towards the end of the review period. This was due to two key factors: diminishing disposable income among consumers and increasing health ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Russia

In 2013 incomes in Russia grew at a slower pace; however they still showed positive dynamics. This resulted in greater possibility for consumers to indulge themselves. As a result, one of the main tendencies within chocolate confectionery was ...

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 Denmark

Danes are showing an increasing interest in food and food quality. Rather than being commodities for mere consumption, food, including confectionery, is becoming a source of pleasure and status at one and the same time. Danes are educating themselves...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Taiwan

Taiwan’s economic recovery continues to enable consumers to purchase not only more chocolate confectionery, but also higher-quality premium products in 2013. Demand in Taiwan is being driven by convenience, evolving tastes and greater exposure to a ...

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 New Zealand

2013 was an innovative year for chocolate manufacturers, with many new product ideas explored. Of note, Cadbury Confectionery Ltd expanded the Cadbury brand by launching into the chocolate-coated biscuits category. J H Whittaker & Son developed a ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Hong Kong, China

The growing sophistication of consumers due to their heightened exposure to international trends through the internet and overseas travel saw them more appreciative of chocolate quality over the review period. At the same time, their improved ...

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 Tunisia

Chocolate confectionery will recorded 8% current value growth and 4% volume growth in 2013. This performance will be due to the introduction of new Western habits, notably Saint Valentine’s Day, which is becoming a very important celebration for ...

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 Portugal

According to specialists in cardiovascular diseases, obesity (as in other Western European markets) is the most concerning public health problem in Portugal. Over 50% of the Portuguese population present weight excess and 14% are morbidly obese. ...

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 Switzerland

To keep the category busy and dynamic, chocolate confectionery manufacturers are expected to focus on launching new and innovative product ranges in 2013. Manufacturers of chocolate brands, like in any other industry, are seeking to attract consumer ...

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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