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 19.0% annually during the past five years and is estimated to total $21.1 billion in 2014. The strong growth indicates increasing demand from both domestic and global markets.
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.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.