China is changing rapidly, and so are its tastes. As China gradually evolves into a consumer society, new products, including chocolate and candy, are appearing with increasing regularity. Rising average annual incomes, increased exposure to Western and international cuisines and a greater array of confectionery goods in supermarkets are all working together to increase sales of this industry's products in China.Revenue for the Chocolate and Candy Production industry in China has been growing rapidly at 6.8% annually during the five years through 2017 and is estimated to total $21.75 billion in 2017. The strong growth indicates increasing demand from both domestic and global markets...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Chocolate Production industry in China is labor-intensive in China; its employment rate is estimated to be 30.0% higher than the food sector's average level. However, the industry has transformed to be more capital and technologically intensive in recent years. The main driving forces are increasing domestic demand for high-quality and specific products; and manufacturers' desire to improve their profit margins via producing high-end products. Using depreciation as a proxy for capital, and wages (including management and R&D expenses) as a proxy for labor, ACMR-IBISWorld estimates that 27 cents are invested in capital for every dollar spent on labor in this industry...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Chocolate & Candy Production Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Effective product promotion
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Supermarket and Grocery Stores and Age Group (15-39 Female) in the Chocolate & Candy Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Chocolate & Candy Production Industry?

    Firms in the Chocolate Production industry in China purchase cocoa, cocoa butter, cacao paste, sugar and dairy products to manufacture chocolate or chocolate products. They also purchase raw materials such as sugar, glucose syrup, maltose, dairy products, gum, nuts, flavors, food colorants and other related materials to produce confectionery products, such as hard candy, filled candy, jelly candy, Chinese-style candy and other confectionery products.

    Industry Products
  • Milk candy
  • Hard candy
  • Chewing gum
  • Functional candy
  • Chocolate
  • Crispy candy
  • Jelly candy
  • Industry Activities
  • Producing hard candy
  • Producing soft candy
  • Producing filled candy
  • Producing jelly candy
  • Producing gum-based candy
  • Producing Chinese-style candy (peanut candy, sesame oil candy and other nut candies)
  • Producing chocolate
  • Producing other candy and confectionery products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Supermarket and Grocery Stores
  • Age Group (15-39 Female)
  • Age Group (5-14)
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Agricultural - Crops - Sugarcane
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Food and Beverages - Chocolate and Cocoa

  • Current Performance
    Sweet consumption in ChinaIndustry outputExport and import trends analysis
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Product trendsChanges in consumer groupsIncreasing competition
  • Table: Chocolate & Candy Production Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores & Shopping Malls
  • Supermarkets

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cooking Oil Production
  • Dairy Product Production
  • Fragrance and Essence Manufacturing
  • Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Sugar Production

  • Products & Services
  • Milk candy
  • Hard candy
  • Functional candy
  • Chewing gum
  • Chocolate
  • Crispy candy
  • Jelly candy
  • Chart: Chocolate & Candy Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Income levels
  • Growth in population groups
  • Weekends and holidays
  • Regional preferences
  • Product diversification

  • Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Food wholesalers
  • Food retailers
  • Other
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chocolate & Candy Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Utilities
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chocolate & Candy Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Brand
  • Product quality
  • Price
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Mars Foods (China) Co., Ltd., Nestle (China) Co., Ltd., Perfetti Van Melle Confectionery (China) Co., Ltd., The Hershey Group, Jinguan (China) Foodstuff Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: Mars Foods (China) Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Nestle (China) Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Perfetti Van Melle Confectionery (China) Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: The Hershey Group - financial performance
  • Table: Jinguan (China) Foodstuff Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chocolate & Candy Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Chocolate & Candy Production 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)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Confectionery Output (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Chewing Gum
  • A sweetened, flavored confection composed primarily of latex, both natural and artificial.
  • Crispy Candy
  • A traditional Chinese candy made of sesame, peanut, malt syrup, and flour.
  • Hard Candy
  • Hard and brittle candy made through high temperature boiling, either transparent, translucent or opaque.
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