Over the past five years, the Chocolate Production industry has benefited from trends including improving disposable incomes, greater demand for premium chocolates and vibrant export markets. However, other trends, including volatile cocoa prices and rising health consciousness, have limited industry growth. In the coming years, this industry will benefit from improvements in discretionary income, with the strongest growth in demand for premium, dark and organic chocolates. Moreover, consolidation will help keep market concentration high and profit margins stable despite volatile input costs.
Establishments in the Chocolate Production industry manufacture chocolate, chocolate products and confectioneries from cacao beans or purchased chocolate. Firms that primarily retail premade chocolate confectionery products are also included in this industry.
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.