Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1182 | Nov 2014

Sweetening the deal: Product innovation will continue to drive revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing industry has remained fairly resilient over the past five years. Increasing health consciousness has required manufacturers to be innovative with their product lines and adapt to shifting consumer demands. In addition, consumers have demanded ethical and sustainable production methods, resulting in the significant growth of fair trade and organic chocolate products. Revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.6% over the five years through 2014-15. Greater demand for industry products from supermarkets and grocery stores and rising household discretionary income have underpinned this growth. These trends are also expected to contribute to stronger growth of 2.2% in 2014-15, to bring revenue to $5.9 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Industry firms manufacture a range of chocolate, confectionery and chewing gum products. The breadth of product variety in each segment has increased over the past five years, as a maturing domestic market has resulted in greater product diversification, and manufacturers have attempted to offer niche and premium products. The industry's products are divided based on the proportion of revenue that each segment is expected to generate.


Chocolate is the industry's largest product segment. A small number of extremely well-established brands that benefit from high levels of consumer loyalty dominate this segment. Major chocolate products made in Australia include Mars Bars, Kit Kats, Crunchies, Dairy Milk blocks, Smarties, M&M's and Snickers... purchase to read more


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What is the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry primarily manufacture confectionery, chocolate or cocoa products, with or without sugar. Chocolate is produced from roasted ground cacao beans that are combined with other ingredients such as milk and sugar. Sugar confectionery is produced by boiling, crystallising and moulding sugar or molasses into solid pieces that are usually coloured and flavoured.

Industry Products
Chewing gumChocolateConfectionery
Industry Activities
Chewing gumChocolateCocoa productConfectioneryCrystallised or glazed fruitDrinking chocolateLiquoriceMarshmallowCandied nutsCandied popcorn

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