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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Developed markets are the most prominent industry producers and consumers, but emerging markets are growing as consumers
  • Revenue gains from the chocolate segment have been subdued due to intermittently falling cocoa prices over the five-year period
  • The growing incidence of diseases like diabetes and hypertension will cause consumers to limit their intake of sugary foods
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Global Candy and Chocolate Manufacturing industry has grown sluggishly over the five years to 2017, as consumers in developed markets became more attentive to sugar consumption, limiting their intake of nonchocolate candy. Nonetheless, emerging markets have become increasingly important to the industry. Over the five years to 2022, IBISWorld expects the industry to benefit from further demand from emerging markets. Additionally, demand for premium confectionery goods will continue to grow in saturated regions. To drive demand in these mature markets, companies will continue to develop new flavors and products that appeal to health-conscious consumers...

    Industry Locations

    The geographic spread of companies in the Global Candy and Chocolate Manufacturing industry is largely concentrated in Europe and North America, as this is where consumers tend to be on average more affluent and can therefore more easily afford discretionary confectionery products. IBISWorld estimates that these two regions will together account for 73.1% of global production in 2017.


    Europe has historically been the largest producer of chocolate and confectionery and is expected to account for 42.8% of global production in 2017. Within Europe, Germany is expected to be the largest producer, followed by the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium and Switzerland. Nea..

    Additional Insights for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry are

  • Membership of an industry organization
  • Economies of scope and scale
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global consumer spending and GDP of the European Union in the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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 confectionery
    Nonchocolate confectionery
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing chocolate confectionery
    Manufacturing nonchocolate confectionery
    Manufacturing chewing gum

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global consumer spending
  • GDP of the European Union
  • World price of sugar
  • Global number of people aged 15 to 34

  • Current Performance
  • Consumption trends
  • Volatile prices
  • Emerging markets
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Health trends
  • Emerging economies
  • Prices and profit margins
  • Table: Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Bakery Goods Manufacturing
  • Global Convenience Store Chains
  • Global Supermarkets
  • Global Hotels & Resorts
  • Global Fast Food Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Global Milk & Cream Manufacturing
  • Global Sugar Manufacturing
  • Other Global Food Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Chocolate confectionery
  • Nonchocolate confectionery
  • Gum
  • Chart: Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Changing consumer lifestyles
  • Product innovation
  • Pricing and distribution
  • Substitutes

  • Major Markets
  • Confectionery wholesalers
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Food manufacturers
  • Hospitality trade
  • Discount stores
  • Direct to public
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Marketing
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Quality
  • Price
  • Distribution
  • Innovation and differentiation

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Mars Inc.Mondelez International Inc.Nestle SAThe Hershey Company Ferrero S.p.A.
  • Table: Mars Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Mondelez International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Nestle SA - financial performance
  • Table: The Hershey Company - financial performance
  • Table: Ferrero S.p.A. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of sugar (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Efs Network
  • A neutral network that provides internet-based supply-chain management products and services.
  • Fair Trade
  • Fair trade chocolate aims to better trading conditions and promotes sustainability in developing countries.
  • Organic Chocolate
  • Chocolate that is produced without the use of pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizers and other potentially harmful chemicals.
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