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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 12.4% annually during the five years through 2016 and is estimated to total $25.1 billion in 2016. The strong growth indicates increasing demand from both domestic and global markets...

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

Industry value added is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 9.7% in the ten years to 2021, much higher than China's GDP growth of 6.5% per year over the period.

The number of enterprises is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 3.2% in the five years to 2016. While there were new entrants to the market, many small firms closed down and some mergers and acquisitions took place. This trend is expected to continue in the future as the industry gradually enters the mature stage of its life cycle.

Despite strong growth in chocolate and candy output in recent years, per capita consumption is still less than one kilogram per year in China, about one-third of the global average level, or barely 10.0% of the level in developed countries. Thi..

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
    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

    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
  • 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 China
  • Industry output
  • Export and import trends analysis
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Product trends
  • Changes in consumer groups
  • Increasing competition
  • Table: Chocolate & Candy Production Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    Mars Foods (China) Co., Ltd.Nestle (China) Co., Ltd.Perfetti Van Melle Confectionery (China) Co., Ltd.The Hershey GroupJinguan (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

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Chocolate & Candy Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total Assets (2007-2021)
  • Confectionery Output (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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