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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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Global Briefing

The Food Brief

Six months on from the publication of packaged food and with 2014 company results in, we provide a full year review of the packaged food industry with a particular focus on the performance of major players. We also evaluate how emerging market ...

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Country Report

Chocolate Confectionery in the Philippines

Chocolate confectionery grew by 4% in 2014, which is slightly faster than the value growth achieved in 2013. Volume growth also marginally improved compared to 2013, reaching 2% in 2014. The perception of chocolate confectionery as a treat has led to...

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Country Report

Chocolate Confectionery in Malaysia

Consumers seek value pack chocolate especially countlines and bagged selflines/softlines and also economy packs that offer value-for-money. This was due to the high inflation rate and low to medium-income consumers who may not be able to afford ...

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Country Report

Chocolate Confectionery in Hong Kong, China

With stable income, better knowledge of chocolate and extensive international travel, Hong Kong consumers began to develop a more sophisticated taste for chocolate. For sophisticated consumers chocolate is no longer a confectionery of mass ...

Mar 2015 | US$1,000 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Chocolate Confectionery in Taiwan

Chocolate confectionery retail sales growth was mainly driven by heavy promotion on gifting and marketing about the antioxidant and mood-enhancing properties of cocoa. More different chocolate confectionery products were brought to Taiwan. ...

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Country Report

Chocolate Confectionery in Egypt

Chocolate confectionery is not as mature in Egypt as in other markets in the Gulf or in Europe. This is mainly due to the low GDP in Egypt compared with other countries. Moreover, chocolate confectionery has higher sales in the winter, which is ...

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Country Report

Chocolate Confectionery in New Zealand

2014 was a year of strong media exposure, particularly on a corporate level, rather than individual product activity. In fact, the first half of 2014 saw less product innovation compared to 2013. The real impact was on TV. Cadbury Confectionery ...

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Country Report

Chocolate Confectionery in Singapore

While chocolate confectionery is approaching maturity, the strong performance is attributed to the constant product innovation by major players, which continue to entice consumers. Due to hectic lifestyles in Singapore, health and convenience are ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Vietnam

Premiumisation continued in chocolate confectionery over the review period, especially in big cities such as Ho Chi Minh City, mainly thanks to increasing incomes and Westernisation in Vietnamese culture. Many consumers preferred imported chocolate ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Ukraine

Although some consumers were tending to consume fewer chocolate confectionery products as a consequence of the deepening economic crisis in the country and falling consumer purchasing powers, chocolate confectionery benefited from an image of being ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Cameroon

A very youthful population in Cameroon means chocolate confectionery is quite popular. Kinder Joy, for example, is a favourite amongst children because of the toy found inside.

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Chocolate Confectionery in India

Premium chocolate brands such as Lindt gained further popularity due to increased availability in modern retail stores and changing consumer preferences. Adult consumers started looking for premium and international chocolate brands, such as Mars. ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Italy

Chocolate confectionery decreased by 2% in current value terms over the course of 2014, falling to €2.3 billion. The negative performance of chocolate confectionery during the year can be linked to the economic crisis and the reduced purchasing power...

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Country Report

Chocolate Confectionery in Iran

Two main factors continued to influence sales of chocolate confectionery in Iran during 2014. While demand grew as a result of the low base from which the category is rising and the strong demand among Iran’s young population for chocolate ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Switzerland

Innovation, seasonal chocolate and new product launches drove chocolate confectionery in Switzerland in 2014. Manufacturers benefited from the long spring period and late summer and therefore higher demand for chocolate confectionery on colder days. ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Japan

Chocolate confectionery will register 2% value growth in 2014, and reach ¥355.4 billion. This will be supported by a rise in consumers’ awareness of the health benefits of chocolate. Scientific research has identified that polyphenol in cacao ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in the Czech Republic

The trend within chocolate confectionery is similar to that in other categories – consumers are more interested in the composition of products and their nutritional value. Although price still plays an important role, quality is becoming increasingly...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Belarus

The increasing share of imports remained the key trend in 2014. The Belarusian rouble became stronger in 2013 and 2014, with much lower levels of devaluation against the major currencies. In 2013 and 2014, the level of devaluation of the Belarusian ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Turkey

In 2014, chocolate confectionery posted double-digit current value growth, a performance in line with the previous year. Growth in 2014, however, was marginally higher than the 14% CAGR of the review period. This can be mainly attributed to improved ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Brazil

In 2014, chocolate confectionary was negatively impacted by the economic slowdown and high inflation, with total volume sales growing by only 3%. However, current value sales increased at a slightly faster rate of 7% to reach R$12.6 billion.

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Chocolate Confectionery in Uzbekistan

Chocolate confectionery is benefiting from favourable demographic trends in Uzbekistan. Many Uzbek consumers traditionally buy large quantities of chocolate confectionery for wedding celebrations and other traditional celebrations. Bulk servings are ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Australia

Unit prices of chocolate confectionery increased from A$23.75/kg in 2013 up to A$24.49/kg in 2014, as consumers migrated to more premium brands such as Lindt, and more premium products such as standard boxed assortments. A growing number of ...

Dec 2014 | US$1,000 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Portugal

Despite the somewhat muted value growth expected in chocolate confectionery in Portugal in 2014, the category’s leading manufacturers continued to try to drive growth in the category with ongoing new product launches as well as the strong development...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Slovakia

In 2014, chocolate confectionery in Slovakia is set to grow by 2% in volume terms and 3% in current value terms. The increasing popularity of chocolate can be attributed to the growing indulgence trend in the country, along with heavy marketing. ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Russia

In 2014, chocolate confectionery sales growth slowed down to 7% in current value terms compared to the 9% indicator reached in 2013. The slowdown is explained by the gradual saturation being seen in Russian chocolate confectionery. The mid-priced ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Romania

The negative effects of the economic crisis on chocolate confectionery were strong due to its perception as an unnecessary product by the majority of the population. Meanwhile, it continued to be perceived as sophisticated but also as a readily ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Kazakhstan

Chocolate confectionery stagnated during the review period in volume as it was mature. Most Kazaks like chocolate confectionery and traditionally most of the population always have some sweets at home. It is also usual to bring sweets when visiting ...

Dec 2014 | US$1,000 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Macedonia

In 2014, chocolate confectionery continued experiencing the trend of premiumisation as the category witnessed the launch of more new sophisticated chocolate confectionery brands. Tablets remains the most dynamic category in terms of new product ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Azerbaijan

During 2013-2014, Azerbaijani consumers paid more attention to value for money. Consumers in urban areas chose more-sophisticated chocolate products, especially when they need them as a gift. Higher-end brands were especially successful in tablets, ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Hungary

Thanks to the moderate rate of unit price increase, customers slightly increase their consumption of chocolate confectionery while value sales also grow but at a lower rate than in previous years, when public health tax impacted the channel. The ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Pakistan

2014 witnessed Cadbury Pakistan Ltd invest heavily in marketing and new product launches. Cadbury re-launched Perk, repackaged its flagship brand Cadbury Dairy Milk and launched Dairy Milk Bubbly. These launches were vital in driving growth. ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Bulgaria

In 2014, chocolate confectionery is driven by new product launches, volume and price discounts. The category is set to record 5% current value growth, higher than the current CAGR of 4% over the review period. Consumers want to indulge or use ...

Dec 2014 | US$1,000 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Austria

Austrian consumers continue to indulge in confectionery for fun and enjoyment. Premium and speciality products are showing a good performance in Austria, which is attributable to consumers’ demand for affordable luxuries and indulgence. Therefore, ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Tunisia

Chocolate confectionery continued to witness healthy retail value and volume growth in 2014 of 11% and almost 5% respectively. Healthy growth came on the back of the continued fondness of snacking in the country. Whilst tablets dominated sales with a...

Dec 2014 | US$1,000 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Uruguay

Though per capita consumption of chocolate confectionery is relatively low in Uruguay, especially when compared with Western Europe and North America, it is well above the average for the region. The two largest categories of chocolate confectionery,...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Bolivia

Tablets continued to be the most popular type within chocolate confectionery among Bolivian consumers. Companies took advantage of stable economic conditions over the review period and boosted product growth by adding value to their goods and making ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,000 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Peru

During 2013 Nestlé Perú SA promoted heavily its brand Sublime because it was 85 years since its entrance to the Peruvian market. This strong advertising increased considerably the awareness of the category, attracting children and also adults to it.

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Chocolate Confectionery in Algeria

The range and variety of products on offer within the chocolate confectionery category in Algeria continued to grow each year. Increasingly, local and regional manufacturers made breakthroughs within this category, steadily growing their market ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Nigeria

In 2014 chocolate confectionery is expected to continue to see amongst the best growth within packaged food in Nigeria. Sales in this category were driven predominantly by modernisation, given the growing number of supermarkets and independent small ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Chile

A steadily developing indulgence-seeking and premiumisation trend settled down over Chilean chocolate confectionery during the review period, and 2014 was no exception. As a result, adult-oriented products slowly gained steam in the category, along ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,000 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Mexico

Taking effect on 1 January 2014 a new tax called IEPS – Impuesto Especial Sobre Producción y Servicios (Special Tax Over Production and Services) imposed an 8% rate on high caloric food, which are considered those products with more than 275 calories...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Germany

High raw material costs and higher energy prices continue to affect the profit situation of German chocolate confectionery manufacturers. Particularly strong were the raw material price increases in 2014 for cocoa butter, almonds, hazelnuts and milk ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Relative to the performance recorded during the review period, stagnation of 2014 is an improvement. Demand contracted during the review period as consumers’ disposable incomes plummeted. Not much changed in that respect during 2014, but ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,000 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Croatia

Domestic manufacturers of chocolate confectionery warned of their competitive disadvantage against international competitors even before Croatia joined the EU. Their main complaint was about high fiscal and parafiscal contributions to the government,...

Nov 2014 | US$1,000 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Serbia

After five years of consecutive constant value decline which was especially severe in 2009 and 2010, chocolate confectionery is set to recover and post constant value increase in 2014. The main reason for the poor performance over the review period ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in France

Sales of chocolate confectionery in France gained momentum in 2014, and are expected to increase by 4% in current value terms and by 3% in retail volume terms. This was a more positive performance compared with other packaged food categories, which ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,000 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Latvia

Low inflation in combination with increasing average net wages in Latvia continue to contribute to sales in numerous indulgence product categories, and chocolate confectionery was no exception. Both local and international manufacturers continue to ...

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Chocolate Confectionery in the US

Following a large number of miniaturised offerings by major brands in 2013, manufacturers continued to bet on this new product format with miniaturised versions introduced for more of their brands. Hershey and Mars both released miniaturised versions...

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Chocolate Confectionery in Slovenia

Similar to other categories of packaged food in Slovenia, chocolate confectionery was also affected by the poor economic situation in the country and falling consumer purchasing power; however, rather than decreasing the consumption, most ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,000 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Saudi Arabia

Despite the promotional strategies, which not only included in-store promotions, advertising but also more modern forms of communication, such as Facebook and Twitter, engaged consumers at a new level, thereby strengthening the category, the category...

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