Globally the taste of chocolate has attracted large populations instead of being just a tasty treat for kids. Chocolates are considered the most popular and cherished products consumed by people of any age group. It is observed that people worldwide consume more than 3 billion tons of cocoa beans a year. The factor that also drives the popularity of chocolates is that it provides a sense of calm feeling. The main reason for this is, it releases dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter. A stress reducer that also helps in the improvement of the memory. With the increasing popularity of consuming chocolates, its plantations have increased in West Africa & South East Asia. Countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Brazil, Indonesia, etc., account for the world’s largest cocoa supply.
According to the report “Global Chocolate Market Outlook, 2025,” published by Bonafide Research, the market has grown historically with a CAGR of around 6% till the year 2019. The market is being segmented into regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East. Out of all areas, the European market poses a prominent market, while the United States and Germany are the largest revenue generator, and Switzerland is the largest chocolate exporters. The advertising and branding activities have played an important role in changing the perception of customers from viewing chocolate as just a kid’s dessert to a premium gifting alternative.
The purchase preferences also depend on the type of chocolate, which is segmented into the categories of milk chocolates, dark chocolates, and white chocolates. With changing times, consumers’ preference has shifted from milk chocolates to dark chocolates, and the resultant growth can be forecasted for the segment is more than 8%.
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There are some important trends emerging in the global chocolate market. One of those trends is the push towards the ‘Fun size’ chocolates, which are smaller unit sizes of chocolates, a trend that is driven by manufacturers and retailers. The market has also been benefitted from the efforts proposed to initiate the fair trade movement, which has encouraged the purchase of cocoa from the developing country producers at a fair price. The demand for small size chocolate is also the result of the trend towards healthier eating habits, also because of the prevalence of the view that standard size chocolate snacks cause obesity.
Box chocolates have been viewed as a developing trend in the chocolate market in the last couple of years. The global consumption of chocolates still has plenty of areas to expand relative to many noteworthy regions. Premium quality chocolates wrapped in attractive packages are considered a great substitute instead of the regular gifts. There are a number of festivals being observed globally, such as Easter, Christmas, Diwali, Holi, etc. Celebration of such occasions helps the marketers to market the products accordingly and capture the consumers with a perfectly timed discount.
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Major Companies Present in the market
The key players of the Global Chocolate market are Ferrero SPA, Group Arcor, Theo Chocolate, Kellogg Company, Cacau show, La Maison du Chocolat, Ezaki Glico Co, Meiji Holdings Co. Ltd, Lindt and Sprüngli AG, Mars Incorporated, Mondelez International, Morinaga & Co. Ltd, Hershey Company, Nestle S.A, Thorntons, Patchi, August Storck KG, Barry Callebaut, Godiva chocolatier, Stella Bernrain Blommer Chocolates Company, Confiserie Leonidas, Mary’s Chocolate, Lotte Confectionery, United Confectionery manufacturers, Cemoi Group, France Neuhaus, Belgium, Brookside Chocolates.
Considered in this report
Countries Covered in the report: USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Africa.
The following aspects are covered in the report “Global Chocolate Market Outlook, 2025“
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