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

IBISWorld’s Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumer demand for gourmet products that are healthier and more sustainable is rising
  • Increasing health consciousness has limited industry revenue growth over the past five years
  • The major supermarkets are forecast to expand their private-label brands over the period

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    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 Products Chapter

    Industry firms manufacture a range of chocolate, confectionery, cocoa and chewing gum products. As industry operators have looked to diversify their product ranges to gain a competitive advantage in the market, the variety of products in each segment has increased. Market share concentration varies among the industry segments, with some products more concentrated than others.


    Chocolate is the industry's largest product segment and is dominated by a small number of well-established brands with high consumer loyalty. Major chocolate products made in Australia include Mars Bars, Kit Kats, Crunchies, Dairy Milk blocks, Smarties, M&M's and Snickers. Gou..

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    Additional Insights for the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry are

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Economies of scope
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores and Real household disposable income in the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from food product manufacturing
  • Health consciousness
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of cocoa

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Changing consumer tastes
  • Competitive pressures
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Changing market
  • Competitive pressures
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Biscuit Manufacturing
  • Soft Drink and Pre-Packaged Food Wholesaling
  • Catering Services
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Butter and Dairy Product Manufacturing
  • Milk Powder Manufacturing
  • Paper Product Wholesaling
  • Sugar Manufacturing
  • Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Chocolate
  • Confectionery
  • Cocoa products
  • Chewing gum
  • Chart: Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Food manufacturers
  • Export markets
  • Food-service establishments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Nestle Australia LtdMondelez Australia Holdings Pty LtdMars Australia Pty Ltd
  • Table: Nestle Australia Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Mondelez Australia Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Mars Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Enhanced Project By-Laws Scheme (Epbs)
  • A now closed industry assistance scheme that allowed duty-free importation of capital equipment that was not made in Australia or was technologically superior to Australian made equipment.
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand
  • The agency responsible for developing and administering requirements for food safety and labelling in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Winnowing
  • The process of removing the outer husk of the cacao bean to release the inner nibs during the chocolate manufacturing process.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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