Sweet deal: Consumer preference for premium products has led to revenue growth

The Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing industry have faced changing consumer preferences over the past five years. Growing consumer concerns about the amount of fat and sugar in foods have weakened demand for chocolate and confectionery, particularly mass-produced products, over the past five years. To combat these trends, industry participants have increased product diversification and introduced healthier products, which has helped limit the number of consumers switching to substitute products, such as fruit. In addition, consumer demand for premium products has increased over the past five years, which has provided a boost to the industry. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $6.7 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing industry is moderately capital-intensive. For every dollar spent on capital costs, an estimated $3.94 is spent on wages. Capital intensity varies greatly among industry players. Larger manufacturers typically invest substantial amounts of capital in machinery to automate production and reduce marginal costs. Most manufacturing plants require high capital expenditure on automated equipment and sophisticated technologies. These can increase productivity without the need for additional labour.

However, the industry also requires more labour than other food manufacturing industries due to greater product diversity. The..

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Industry Products

What is the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry?

Industry firms primarily manufacture confectionery, chocolate or cocoa products, with or without added sugar.

Industry Products
Chewing gum
Cocoa products
Industry Activities
Chewing gum
Cocoa product
Crystallised or glazed fruit
Drinking chocolate
Candied nut
Candied popcorn

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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