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Global $169B+ Chocolate Industry Outlook, 2026 - Region-Wise Market Analysis, Profiles of Top Companies, Strategic Recommendations -

January 7, 2022 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 7, 2022--

The “Global Chocolate Market Outlook, 2026” report has been added to’s offering.

This report presents a detailed overview into the Chocolate industry, globally.

The industry is anticipated to hit the market size of above US$ 169 billion by end of the forecasted period of 2026. Europe is consistently being the top revenue generator. Branding and packaging play a pivotal role in targeting consumers. Germany was the largest chocolate exporter, while Switzerland was the biggest market for chocolate consumption in 2020.


The purchase preferences also depend on the type of chocolate, which is segmented into the categories of milk chocolates, dark chocolates, and white chocolates. As the time changes, consumer preference towards chocolate has shifted from milk chocolates to dark chocolates.

The introduction of various innovations in chocolate concerning taste, flavor, ingredients, quantity, along with the increase in per capita income in countries like China & India has increased the demand for chocolates. In consideration of global consumption, countries like Switzerland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, and Sweden top the list.

The market is being segmented into regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East. Out of all regions, the European market poses as the prominent market, while the United States and Germany is 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 option.

Major Companies

Ferrero SPA, Group Arcor, Theo Chocolate, Kelloggg Company, Cacau show, La Maison du Chocolat, Ezaki Glico Co, Meiji Holdings Co. Ltd, Lindt and Sprungli AG, Mars Incorporated, Mondelez International, Morinaga & Co. Ltd, Hershey Company, Nestle SA, Thorntons, Patchi, August Storck KG, Barry Callebaut, Godiva choclatier, 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:

  • Base year: 2020
  • Estimated year: 2021
  • Forecast year: 2026

Aspects covered in this report:


  • Global chocolate market with its value and forecast along with its segments
  • Region-wise chocolate market analysis
  • Various divers and challenges
  • Ongoing trends and developments
  • Five force models
  • Top profiled companies
  • Strategic recommendation

Regions covered in the report:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • South America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle-East & Africa

Types of chocolates in the report:

  • Milk chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • White chocolate

This report would help you answer the following questions:

  • What is the market size and forecast of the Global Chocolate Market?
  • What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 shaping the Global Chocolate Market during the forecast period?
  • Which region outstands in the Global Chocolate Market?
  • Which are the segments to invest in over the forecast period in the Global Chocolate Market?
  • What is the competitive strategic window for opportunities in the Global Chocolate Market?
  • What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Global Chocolate Market?
  • What are the major companies in the Global Chocolate Market?

Key Topics Covered

1. Executive Summary

2. Report Methodology

3. Market Structure

3.1. Market Considerate

4. Global Chocolate Market Outlook

4.1. Market Size by Value

4.2. Market Share

4.2.1. By Type

4.2.2. By Application

4.2.3. By Sales Channel

4.2.4. By Region

4.2.5. By Country

4.2.6. By Company

5. Global Dark Chocolate Market Outlook

6. Global White Chocolate Market Outlook

7. Global Milk Chocolate Market Outlook

8. North America Chocolate Market Outlook

9. Europe Chocolate Market Outlook

10. Asia Pacific Chocolate Market Outlook

11. Latin America Chocolate Market Outlook

12. Middle East & Africa Chocolate Market Outlook

13. Market Dynamics

13.1. Key Drivers

13.2. Key Challenges

14. Market Trends and Developments

15. Company Profiles

15.1. Barry Callebaut

15.2. Ezaki Glico Co. Ltd.

15.3. Ferrero

15.4. Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

15.5. Lindt & Sprungli AG

15.6. Lotte Confectionery

15.7. Mars Wrignery

15.8. Meiji Holdings Co. Ltd.

15.9. Mondelez International

15.10. Nestle SA

15.11. The Hershey Company

16. Strategic Recommendations

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