Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Market Research Report | Dec 2015

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Ferrero Ferrero market share
Hershey Hershey market share
Mars Mars market share
Mondelez International Mondelez International market share
Nestle Nestle market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Candy and Chocolate Manufacturing industry has grown sluggishly over the past five years. Although chocolate candy remains popular in both developed and emerging markets, falling cocoa prices over the period have induced operators to lower selling prices, limiting revenue from the chocolate segment. In the coming years, the industry will benefit from further demand from emerging markets. Additionally, demand for premium confectionery will continue to grow in saturated regions like North America and Europe. To drive demand in these mature markets, companies will continue to develop new flavors and products that appeal to health-conscious consumers... read more

Industry Locations

The geographic spread of firms in the Global Candy and Chocolate Manufacturing industry is largely concentrated within the Europe and North America regions, where consumers are more affluent and can more easily afford discretionary confectionery products. IBISWorld estimates that these two regions will account for just under three quarters (73.1%) of industry revenue in 2015.


Europe has historically been the largest producer of chocolate and confectionery and is expected to account for 42.8% of global production in 2015. Within Europe, Germany is expected to be the largest producer in the region, followed by the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium and Switzerland... read more


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What is the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry?

Industry operators purchase and process sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, nuts, fruits, emulsifiers and flavorings, to create chocolate and other confectionery products. Final industry products include chocolate, chewing gum, hard candies, marshmallows and toffee.

Industry Products
Chocolate confectioneryNonchocolate confectioneryGum
Industry Activities
Manufacturing chocolate confectioneryManufacturing nonchocolate confectioneryManufacturing chewing gum

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