Which Country Imports the Most Chocolate and Cocoa Products in the World?

Cocoa, Chocolate And Confectionery May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Chocolate and Cocoa Products in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Chemical Wood Pulp (Sulphite, Other Than Dissolving Grades) ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, approx. 811K tonnes of sulphite wood pulp were imported worldwide; going down by ;1.8% against the previous year figure. Overall, sulphite wood pulp imports continue to indicate a abrupt decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, an increase of ;0.3% y;o;y. Global sulphite wood pulp import peaked of 1.3M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, sulphite wood pulp imports amounted to $474M in 2016. In general, sulphite wood pulp imports continue to indicate a abrupt shrinkage. Over the period under review, global sulphite wood pulp imports reached its maximum level of $968M in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Sulphite Wood Pulp Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (103.2 million USD)

2. Germany (82.3 million USD)

3. Jordan (31.1 million USD)

4. South Africa (28.9 million USD)

5. France (27.1 million USD)

6. Indonesia (25.3 million USD)

7. China (15.9 million USD)

8. Austria (14.6 million USD)

9. Italy (14.4 million USD)

10. Canada (5.7 million USD)

11. New Zealand (0.2 million USD)

12. Chile (0.0 million USD)

Sulphite Wood Pulp Imports By Country

In 2016, the U.S. (226K tonnes) represented the largest importer for sulphite wood pulp, generating 28% of total imports. It was distantly followed by Germany (81K tonnes), Jordan (55K tonnes), South Africa (51K tonnes), New Zealand (41K tonnes), France (38K tonnes), and Indonesia (37K tonnes), together creating 37% share of total sulphite wood pulp imports. The following importers ; China (27K tonnes), Canada (26K tonnes), Chile (25K tonnes), Austria (19K tonnes), and Italy (18K tonnes) together made up 14% of total imports.

Imports into the U.S. increased at an average annual rate of +1.1% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, Jordan (+14.8%), New Zealand (+10.6%), Chile (+4.0%), Indonesia (+2.7%), and Canada (+2.5%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Jordan emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +14.8% from 2007;2016. France, and South Africa experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Austria (;1.6%), China (;5.3%), Germany (;9.0%), and Italy (;18.9%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Germany (13%), Italy (12%), and China (2%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while the U.S., New Zealand, and Jordan saw its share reduced by ;2.5%, ;3.0%, and ;4.8% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest sulphite wood pulp markets worldwide were the U.S. ($103M), Germany ($82M) and Jordan ($31M), with a combined 46% share of global imports.

Jordan (+11.4% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of sulphite wood pulp imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the imports figures.

Sulphite Wood Pulp Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for sulphite wood pulp amounted to $585 per tonne, growing by 5% against the previous year. Overall, sulphite wood pulp import price continues to indicate a moderate reduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when import price increased by 30% from the previous year level. Global sulphite wood pulp import peaked of $821 per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was Germany ($1,020 per tonne), while Chile ($0 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of sulphite wood pulp import prices was attained by Germany (+3.2% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 4704 ; Chemical wood pulp, sulphite, other than dissolving grades.

Source: World: Chemical Wood Pulp (Sulphite, Other Than Dissolving Grades) ; Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"

"IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Chocolate And Cocoa Products - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the global chocolate imports totaled 5.3M tonnes, flattening at the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% over the period from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when import increased by 10% year-to-year. Global chocolate import peaked of 5.5M tonnes in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, chocolate imports amounted to $26B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a prominent growth from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, chocolate imports decreased by -5.4% against its level of 2014. Global chocolate import peaked of $27B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Chocolate Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (2.7 billion USD)

2. Germany (2.4 billion USD)

3. France (2.1 billion USD)

4. United Kingdom (1.9 billion USD)

5. Netherlands (1.2 billion USD)

6. Canada (1.0 billion USD)

7. Belgium (0.8 billion USD)

8. Poland (0.6 billion USD)

9. Spain (0.6 billion USD)

10. Saudi Arabia (0.6 billion USD)

11. Italy (0.6 billion USD)

12. Japan (0.5 billion USD)

Chocolate Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of chocolate imports in 2016 were Germany (471K tonnes), France (445K tonnes), the UK (443K tonnes), the U.S. (394K tonnes), the Netherlands (267K tonnes), Canada (206K tonnes), Belgium (199K tonnes), Japan (165K tonnes), Poland (159K tonnes), Spain (146K tonnes), Italy (119K tonnes), and Saudi Arabia (108K tonnes), together recording 59% of total import.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of chocolate imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Saudi Arabia (+12.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($2.7B), Germany ($2.4B) and France ($2.1B) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, with a combined 28% share of global imports.The UK, the Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Italy and Japan lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 31%.

Saudi Arabia (+13.2% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of chocolate imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Chocolate Import Prices By Country

The average chocolate import price stood at $4,857 per tonne in 2016, moving up by 3% against the previous year. Over the last nine years it increased at an average annual rate of +2.3%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import increased by 15% against the previous year level. Global chocolate import peaked of $4,994 per tonne in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was the U.S. ($6,754 per tonne), while Japan ($3,294 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of chocolate import prices was attained by the U.S. (+8.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Do you want to know more about global chocolate market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on

  • chocolate market share
  • chocolate prices
  • chocolate industry
  • chocolate sales
  • chocolate import
  • chocolate export
  • chocolate market forecast
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  • key chocolate producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 1806 - Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.

Source: World: Chocolate And Cocoa Products - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025