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Article Publishing Date: Jan 28, 2020

The Market For Filled Chocolate Bars in the EU Overcame $3.5B

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Chocolate Bars With Fillings - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The revenue of the chocolate bars with filling market in the European Union amounted to $3.6B in 2018, surging by 3.3% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the last three years, the market indicated a gradual but consistent growth both in value terms and in physical terms.

Consumption By Country in the EU

Germany (271K tonnes) remains the largest chocolate bar with filling consuming country in the European Union, comprising approx. 32% of total volume. Moreover, the volume of consumption in Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Italy (108K tonnes), threefold. The UK (101K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 12% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in Germany totaled +2.6%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of consumption growth: Italy (+7.6% per year) and the UK (-4.4% per year).

In value terms, the largest chocolate bar with filling markets in the European Union were Germany ($963M), Italy ($756M) and the UK ($411M), with a combined 59% share of the total market. These countries were followed by France, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Spain, which together accounted for a further 27%.

The countries with the highest levels of chocolate bar with filling per capita consumption in 2018 were Germany (3,313 kg per 1000 persons), Denmark (2,703 kg per 1000 persons) and the Netherlands (2,165 kg per 1000 persons).

Market Forecast 2019-2025 in the EU

Driven by increasing demand for chocolate bars with filling in the European Union, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next seven-year period. Market performance is forecast to retain its current trend pattern, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +0.7% for the period from 2018 to 2025, which is projected to bring the market volume to 881K tonnes by the end of 2025.

Production in the EU

The volume of production of chocolate bars with filling in the EU stood at 937K tonnes in 2018, going up by 5.1% against the previous year. Overall, the volume of production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of 9.5% against the previous year. In that year, chocolate bars with filling production reached its peak volume of 968K tonnes. From 2015 to 2018, chocolate bars with filling production growth failed to regain its momentum.

Production By Country in the EU

Germany (386K tonnes) remains the largest chocolate bars with filling producing country in the European Union, comprising approx. 41% of total volume. Moreover, the volume of production in Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, the Netherlands (178K tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Italy (108K tonnes), with a 12% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in Germany amounted to +3.7%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: the Netherlands (+0.5% per year) and Italy (+9.1% per year).

Exports in the EU

In 2018, approx. 649K tonnes of chocolate bars with fillings were exported in the European Union; jumping by 4.6% against the previous year. The total exports indicated a tangible increase from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.3% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the volume of exports attained its maximum in 2018 and isexpected to retain its growth in the immediate term. In value terms, chocolate bars with filling exports stood at $3.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. 

Exports by Country

Germany (197K tonnes) and the Netherlands (185K tonnes) represented roughly 59% of total exports of chocolate bars with fillings in 2018. Poland (43K tonnes) occupied a 6.6% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Austria (6.5%). Belgium (26K tonnes), the UK (21K tonnes), Italy (20K tonnes), Spain (17K tonnes), France (15K tonnes), Hungary (13K tonnes), the Czech Republic (12K tonnes) and Bulgaria (10K tonnes) occupied a relatively small share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Bulgaria, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest chocolate bars with filling supplying countries in the European Union were Germany ($1.3B), the Netherlands ($813M) and Poland ($200M), together comprising 66% of total exports. These countries were followed by Italy, Austria, Belgium, the UK, France, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, which together accounted for a further 25%.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the average export price for chocolate bars with filling in the European Union amounted to $5,297 per tonne, jumping by 3% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.6%. 

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Italy ($7,684 per tonne), while Austria ($3,567 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, the amount of chocolate bars with fillings imported in the European Union stood at 553K tonnes, increasing by 5.2% against the previous year. The total imports indicated a remarkable expansion from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.2% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, imports  of chocolate bars with filling totaled $2.6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. 

Imports by Country

The imports of the five major importers of chocolate bars with fillings, namely the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Poland, represented more than half of total import. Belgium (22K tonnes), Romania (21K tonnes), Italy (21K tonnes), Sweden (20K tonnes), Austria (18K tonnes), Hungary (15K tonnes) and Denmark (15K tonnes) held a relatively small share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Poland, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest importing markets for chocolate bars with filling in the European Union were the UK ($366M), Germany ($359M) and France ($294M), together comprising 39% of total imports. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Romania, Denmark and Hungary, which together accounted for a further 41%.

Import Prices by Country

The average import price for chocolate bars with filling in the European Union stood at $4,727 per tonne in 2018, rising by 3.5% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. 

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the major importing countries recorded the following average prices: in Italy ($5,759 per tonne) and Sweden ($5,656 per tonne), while Hungary ($4,010 per tonne) and the UK ($4,028 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Italy, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 10822233 - Filled chocolate blocks, slabs or bars consisting of a centre (including of cream, liqueur or fruit paste, excluding chocolate biscuits)

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for chocolate bar with filling in the EU. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in the EU, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in the EU
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2020
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2020
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2020
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2020

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