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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 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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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 ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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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...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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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 ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | 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...

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

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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 ...

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

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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. ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | 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, ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | 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,...

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

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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$900 | 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.

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | 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...

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

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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 ...

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

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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$900 | 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$900 | Add to cart | View details

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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$900 | Add to cart | View details

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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...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | 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...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Estonia

Sales of chocolate confectionery in Estonia are registering healthy growth as the disposable incomes of increasing numbers of Estonian consumers have continued to increase during the post recessionary period and impulse and indulgence products such ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Greece

Being an affordable indulgence product sold in a wide range of outlets to which consumers have easy access at any time has contributed to the performance of chocolate confectionery. Despite the recession, volume sales of chocolate confectionery were ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Belgium

During 2014, growth in chocolate confectionery in Belgium continued to be driven by rising demand for authentic products, with this trend even evident in modern grocery retailers outlets. Rising demand for classic flavours such as vanilla and caramel...

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

Strategy Briefing

The Sugar Backlash and its Effects on Global Consumer Markets

Added sugars – in particular fructose - in processed food and drinks play a key part in the growing problems of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Consumer demand is forcing manufacturers to reduce sugar content and develop natural alternatives to ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Kenya

Sales of chocolate confectionery are growing in Kenya as the consistent adoption of Western culture and habits remains a major influence over the country’s eating culture. In Western culture, there is a very strong association between chocolate ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Costa Rica

Under the ongoing globalisation process (free trade agreements, opening markets) and changing consumption habits (environmental, health and nutritious awareness) certain categories benefited more, such as the case of chocolate confectionery and ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Argentina

Chocolate confectionery is predicted a value CAGR of 4% at constant 2014 prices over the forecast period. Cocoa prices will drive chocolate prices by almost 10% since it’s a direct material.

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in China

The ongoing trend of multinational companies seeking to acquire local chocolate confectionery players was witnessed in the review period. For instance, Nestlé SA purchased Dongguan Hsu-Fu-Chi Food Co Ltd in 2011 and The Hershey Co announced plans to ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Morocco

The growth 4% current value growth and 1% volume growth expected in chocolate confectionery in Morocco during 2014 is set to be in line with the 4% current value CAGR and 1% volume CAGR recorded in the category over the entire review period. The ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Israel

As chocolate confectionery is saturated and is dominated by few players, flavour innovation was a leading strategy in 2014. Strauss Group, for example, launched its range that combines snacks and chocolate, combining retro-snacks with standard ...

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

Global Briefing

Competing in Packaged Food: Uncovering White Space in Packaging, Product and Retail

With the packaged food market hitting saturation point in developed markets, the key challenge for brands is to identify white space: the last remaining areas of opportunity. In mature markets where spending on food is already high, Euromonitor ...

Oct 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Chocolate Confectionery in Denmark

Danes are showing an increasing interest in food culture and high-quality foods. Instead of being a basic commodity for simple consumption, food is becoming a source of pleasure and interest at the same time. Danes continue to increase their interest...

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

Global Briefing

Food Trends in India: What Makes the Indian Market so Different?

Once one of the world’s poorest and least brand-savvy nations, India is now on its way to becoming a globally important packaged food market. With a population of over 1.2 billion and a rapidly expanding middle class eager to spend, India offers ...

Oct 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in Colombia

Chocolate confectionery is set to grow by 8% in current value terms and 6% in volume in 2014. In line with the review period trend, growth continued to be spurred via the increased price and product competition introduced by greater trade openness ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Ecuador

As consumption of chocolate is becoming more varied and frequent in the country due to a wider product offer and more sophisticated tastes and preferences from middle-high and higher income groups, premium products are becoming more in demand. ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Finland

Several trends are taking place in the category in 2014. Whilst consumer interest is growing towards more premium chocolate confectionery, the sales of the more competitively priced private label products is growing at the same time, slowing down the...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Venezuela

Chocolate confectionary has been adversely impacted by the fact foreign currency allocation has restricted importers to guaranteeing a steady product offering and by the fact that a lack of raw materials is limiting domestic manufacturers to ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Ireland

Despite Ireland being well on the road to economic recovery, consumers remained wary in 2014, continuing to limit non-essential spending and looking for value where possible. Equally, consumers continued to limit the number of occasions they treated ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in the United Kingdom

Value sales are expected to grow at a faster rate than volume sales in 2014, as seen in previous years. Per capita volume consumption of chocolate confectionery remains relatively flat, although growth is still positive as consumers continue to buck ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in the Netherlands

In common with numerous other packaged food categories, chocolate confectionery is experiencing the effects of the rise of co-called ‘hybrid consumers’, which refers to consumers who are increasingly looking for value-for-money by purchasing low-cost...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in South Africa

Whilst chocolate confectionery is growing, the rising costs of raw materials such as cocoa and butter have meant that manufacturers are struggling to keep their products affordable. Thus there is a growing trend towards reduced sizes of tablets. ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Dominican Republic

Consistent with the assessment of the previous edition, domestic chocolate confectionery brands are picking up steam in current value sales and market share terms. Although international brands continue to lead regarding market penetration, domestic ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Spain

Chocolate confectionery managed to withstand the adverse economic environment in 2014, becoming the envy of other packaged food categories. The high unemployment rate and falling purchasing power seemed not to deter Spaniards from purchasing and ...

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

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Chocolate Confectionery in Guatemala

In 2014 current value sales of chocolate confectionery products are expected to increase by 8% to reach GTQ905 million. The country’s per capita consumption remains one of the lowest in the region, but it is increasing constantly. Chocolate ...

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

Global Briefing

Global Confectionery Overview: Key Categories, Countries and Trends to 2019

The global confectionery market was worth nearly US$200 billion dollars in 2014, and grew by an annual rate of 2% in real terms over the previous five years. However, this rosy picture does not tell the whole story. With per capita consumption in ...

Jul 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

14 Food Trends to Watch in 2014: Part Two

With so much happening in packaged food, identifying developments that really matter is a challenge. Euromonitor International has picked out 14 of the most influential food trends to watch in 2014, with Part Two looking at the importance of ...

Jul 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

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 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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