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Global Dark Chocolate Market 2015-2019

Global Dark Chocolate Market 2015-2019

About Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is made from cocoa butter, sugar, and cocoa powder, with very little or no milk. Dark chocolates are considered very beneficial for health. The introduction of new varieties has increased sales. New varieties contain ingredients such as dry fruits, toffee, and sea salt. Increased demand for dark chocolate in developing countries is a result of rise in income levels and change in eating habits. Innovations in packaging and its use as a gift are also contributing to the growth of the market.

Technavio's analysts forecast the global dark chocolate market to grow at a CAGR of 8.58% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this Report

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global dark chocolate market for the period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the retail sales of dark chocolate.

Technavio's report, Global Dark Chocolate Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, APAC, Europe, and ROW; it also covers the landscape of the global dark chocolate market and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.Key Regions

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW
Key Vendors
  • Ferrero Group
  • Mars
  • Mondelez International
  • Nestle
Other Prominent Vendors
  • Alfred Ritter
  • Amul
  • August Storck
  • Blommer Chocolate
  • Brookside Foods
  • Cémoi
  • Chocolate Frey
  • Crown Confectionery
  • Ezaki Glico
  • Hershey's
Key Market Driver
  • Increased Demand from Developing Countries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key Market Challenge
  • Rise in Prices of Raw Materials
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key Market Trend
  • Claims of Health Benefits
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key Questions Answered in this Report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Dark Chocolate Market 2015-2019

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Dark Chocolate Market: Ferrero Group, Mars, Mondelez International, Nestle

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alfred Ritter, Amul, August Storck, Blommer Chocolate, Brookside Foods, Cémoi, Chocolate Frey, Crown Confectionery, Ezaki Glico and Hershey's

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The cocoa flavanols present in dark chocolate are believed to be beneficial to cardiovascular health. Dark chocolate is rich in soluble fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and phosphorus, which are important for efficient cognitive function and blood circulation. The EFSA has approved the claim by Barry Callebaut (a leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa products and chocolates) that cocoa flavanols help blood circulation by maintaining the elasticity of blood vessels. As dark chocolate contains lower levels of sugar than most other chocolates, it is also considered safer for teeth. Vendors have started offering products with low sugar content, sweeteners other than sugar, and products that have added nutritional benefits. Stevia-based dark chocolate is becoming popular because it has lower calories than other dark chocolates and is therefore regarded as safer for consumption by those with diabetes.”

According to the report, vendors of dark chocolate are now using packaging that keeps the product safe for longer periods of time and increases its shelf life. They are also selling dark chocolate in small packs; these packs attract price-sensitive consumers due to their low cost. Also, small packs are ideal for calorie-conscious consumers that prefer consuming smaller quantities of chocolate. With the governments of many countries implementing regulations to ensure the protection of the environment, vendors in the chocolate market are also packaging their products in biodegradable materials. For example, Barry Callebaut has collaborated with paper manufacturer James Cropper to make environment-friendly wrappers using cocoa husks.

Further, the report states that dark chocolate manufacturers are facing problems in their production because of increasing raw material prices.

Companies Mentioned

Ferrero Group, Mars, Mondelez International, Nestle, Alfred Ritter, Amul, August Storck, Blommer Chocolate, Brookside Foods, Cémoi, Chocolate Frey, Crown Confectionery, Ezaki Glico, Hershey's

  • Executive Summary
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Scope of the Report
    • Market Overview
    • Product Offerings
  • Market Research Methodology
    • Market Research Process
    • Research Methodology
      • Table Market Research Methodology
  • Introduction
  • Market Landscape
    • Overview of Global Chocolate Market
      • Table Segmentation of Global Chocolate Market by Product
      • Table Segmentation of Global Chocolate Market by Product 2014
      • Table Global Chocolate Market by Product Segments 2014 and 2019 ($ billions)
      • Table Overview: Global Dark Chocolate Market
    • Global Chocolate Market
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Global Chocolate Market 2014-2019 ($ billions)
    • Global Dark Chocolate Market
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Global Dark Chocolate Market 2014-2019 ($ billions)
    • Five Forces Analysis
  • Market Segmentation by Product
    • Table Segmentation of Global Dark Chocolate Market
    • 70% Cocoa
      • 80% Cocoa
      • 90% Cocoa
  • Geographical Segmentation
    • Segmentation of Global Dark Chocolate Market by Geography 2014-2019
      • Table Global Dark Chocolate Market by Geographical Segmentation 2014
    • Dark Chocolate Market in Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Dark Chocolate Market in Europe 2014-2019 ($ billions)
    • Dark Chocolate Market in the Americas
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Dark Chocolate Market in the Americas 2014-2019 ($ billions)
    • Dark Chocolate Market in APAC
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Dark Chocolate Market in APAC 2014-2019 ($ billions)
    • Dark Chocolate Market in ROW
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Dark Chocolate Market in ROW 2014-2019 ($ billions)
  • Global Dark Chocolate Market by Distribution Channel
    • Table Global Dark Chocolate Market by Distribution Channel 2014
    • Table Global Dark Chocolate Market by Distribution Channel 2014 and 2019
  • Value Chain
    • Table Value Chain: Global Dark Chocolate Market
  • Key Cocoa Producing Countries
    • Table Key Cocoa Producing Countries 2014
    • Ivory Coast
      • Ghana
      • Indonesia
      • Nigeria
      • Cameroon
  • Buying Criteria
  • Market Growth Drivers
  • Drivers and Their Impact
  • Market Challenges
  • Impact of Drivers and Challenges
  • Market Trends
  • Trends and Their Impact
  • Vendor Landscape
    • Competitive Scenario
    • Regulatory Bodies and Trade Associations
      • International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)
        • Table Members of ICCO
      • World Cocoa Foundation
      • International Cocoa Farmers Organization (ICCFO)
      • Fair Trade Cocoa Corporation
    • Key News
    • Market Share Analysis 2014
      • Table Market Share Analysis 2014
    • Other Prominent Vendors
  • Key Vendor Analysis
    • Ferrero
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation
        • Table Ferrero: Business Segmentation
      • Revenue Comparison
        • Table Ferrero: Revenue Comparison 2012 and 2013
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Mars
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation
        • Table Mars: Business Segmentation
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Mondelez International
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Revenue by Business Segmentation 2013
        • Table Mondelez International: Revenue by Business Segmentation 2013
      • Revenue by Business Segmentation 2012 and 2013
        • Table Mondelez International: Revenue by Business Segmentation 2012 and 2013 ($ billions)
      • Revenue by Geographical Segmentation 2013
        • Table Mondelez International: Revenue by Geographical Segmentation 2013
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Nestlé
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Nestlé: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
        • Table Nestlé: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013 ($ millions)
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Nestlé: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
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