Low sugar: Competition from chocolates and imports will cause revenue to briefly decline

IBISWorld’s Candy Production 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 and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand conditions are expected to improve as operators expand sugar-free and low-caloric product lines
  • Consolidation has helped profit margins remain high despite rising competition
  • Imports will satisfy a rising portion of domestic demand, stiffening competition for operators

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Health concerns and heightened competition have challenged the Candy Production industry's growth over the past five years. Consumers are becoming more wary of sugar-rich and high-calorie products. Furthermore, the remaining consumption of sweets is increasingly shifting toward chocolate. This highlights the substitutability of this industry's sugar candy with chocolate candy, produced externally by the Chocolate Production industry (IBISWorld report 31135). Over the five years to 2022, IBISWorld expects demand conditions to improve slightly as operators expand sugar-free and low-caloric product lines...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Candy Production industry manufactures a range of nonchocolate confectionery products, including granola bars, jelly, marshmallows, fudge and panned candy. The industry also produces chewing gum, gum base and candied fruits and nuts. The common input to all of these products is sugar. Falling sugar prices have subdued selling prices over the past five years, while preference shifts and rising health consciousness among consumers have caused demand to fall. As a result, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to fall at an annualized rate of 0.3% over the five years to 2017, including a growth of 1.2% in 2017, bringing total revenue to $8.2 billion.


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    Additional Insights for the Candy Production Industry

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

  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Product differentiation
  • Supply contracts for key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from chocolate production and Per capita disposable income in the Candy Production industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Candy Production Industry?

    The Candy Production industry produces confectionery such as breakfast bars, candied fruits, fudge, Halvah, marshmallows and toffee. Finished goods are distributed to confectionery and grocery wholesalers and retailers, who then sell the candy to households and other consumers. The industry does not produce chocolates, chocolate confectionery, ice cream or frozen yogurt.

    Industry Products
    Soft candy
    Chewy candy
    Hard candy
    Industry Activities
    Producing chewy candy, including granola and breakfast bars
    Producing soft candy
    Producing hard candy
    Producing 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
  • Demand from chocolate production
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Per capita sugar and sweetener consumption
  • Price of sugar
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Weak demand and falling prices
  • Consolidation
  • Innovation and shifting product mix
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Limited gains
  • Profit margins
  • Demographic shifts
  • Table: Candy Production Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Confectionery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Baking Mix & Prepared Food Production
  • Coated & Laminated Paper Manufacturing
  • Fruit & Nut Farming
  • Margarine & Cooking Oil Processing
  • Orange & Citrus Groves
  • Sugar Processing

  • Products & Services
  • Chewy candy
  • Gum
  • Other
  • Soft candy
  • Hard candy
  • Chart: Candy Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Confectionery wholesalers
  • Retail stores
  • Mass merchandisers
  • Export markets
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the 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
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Marketing
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Candy Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Candy Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Mars Inc.The Hershey CompanyFerrara Candy CompanyMondelez International
  • Table: Mars Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: The Hershey Company - financial performance
  • Table: Ferrara Candy Company - financial performance
  • Table: Mondelez International - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the 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 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)
  • Price of sugar (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A molecule with one water-loving (hydrophilic) and one oil-loving (hydrophobic) end. It makes it possible for water and oil to become finely dispersed in each other.
  • Hard Candy
  • Candy such as candy cane, boiled sugar candy and candy pops, which do not typically possess the sophisticated ingredients and flavors of modern soft candies.
  • Panning
  • A process of building candy pieces from single units, such as grains of sugar, nuts or candy centers, and tossing them in revolving pans while adding flavor, color and other ingredients.
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