Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Market Research Report | Jan 2014

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 focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.

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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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Candy and Chocolate Manufacturing industry has performed well over the past five years, benefiting from an improving global economy and changing consumer tastes. As the leading confectionery consuming nations slowly recovered from the global recession, higher disposable income levels around the world allowed consumers to purchase a greater volume of confectionery and trade up to premium varieties. Nonetheless, the industry's future appears bittersweet because growth of mature markets in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia is anticipated to slow over the next five years... read more

Starting a New Business

The barriers to entry for this industry are moderate, with the level of initial capital investment required being the most significant barrier. Producing candy and chocolate necessitates purchasing expensive machinery and renting or purchasing a facility to produce these goods. Prospective operators that are unable to secure sufficient capital for these initial investments will find it difficult to enter this industry.

One of the biggest threats that new entrants face is the extremely well-entrenched position of the industry's major players. These companies already enjoy high brand and customer loyalty, making it difficult for smaller operators to gain market share... 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 confectionery products. Final industry products include chocolate, chewing gum, hard candies, marshmallows and toffee.

Industry Products
Chocolate confectioneryNonchocolate confectioneryGum
Industry Activities
Manufacturing chocolate candy barsManufacturing chocolate blocksManufacturing chocolate spreadsManufacturing specialty chocolate products e.g. Easter eggs, boxed chocolates, organic chocolateManufacturing cocoa powderManufacturing other cocoa-based candyManufacturing candy (nonchocolate)Manufacturing chewing gum Manufacturing sugarless candy (nonchocolate)

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