Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing

Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing

The Global Candy and Chocolate Manufacturing industry has grown sluggishly over the past five years. Although chocolate candy remains popular in both developed and emerging markets, falling cocoa prices over the period have induced operators to lower selling prices, limiting revenue from the chocolate segment. In the coming years, the industry will benefit from further demand from emerging markets. Additionally, demand for premium confectionery will continue to grow in saturated regions like North America and Europe. To drive demand in these mature markets, companies will continue to develop new flavors and products that appeal to health-conscious consumers.

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.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


Nestle SA
Mars Inc.
The Hershey Company
Ferrero S.p.A.
Mondelez International Inc.

  • About This Industry
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Global Candy & Chocolate Manufacturing Industry Revenue
  • Products & Markets
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Revenue (2015)
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Industry Costs (2015)
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players (market Share)
    • Table Mars Inc. (industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Mondelez International Inc. (industry-relevant revenue) financial performance*
    • Table Nestle SA (industry-specific segment) - financial performance
    • Table The Hershey Company (industry-specific segment) –financial performance*
    • Table Ferrero S.p.A (industry-specific segment) –financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Key Tariffs
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios

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