Global Chocolate Markets, 2020-2025 - Raw Material Prices and Excessive Reliance on Unstable Economies are Restraining Market Growth

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The global chocolate market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.78% over the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$182.090 billion by 2025, increasing from US$137.599 billion in 2019.

Chocolate is one of the most consumed food products across the globe. Chocolates are typically sweet and are made from cocoa seeds, cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, milk, and sugar and are often served with different varieties of flavors. Moreover, to survive with the intensifying competition in the market, the chocolate vendors use different flavors such as ginger, lavender, and hibiscus among others to tempt customers into buying their variety of chocolate products. Chocolates with organic ingredients are increasingly gaining traction in the market and are being offered at a premium price.

Product outlook

Chocolates must be stored in an environment that is extremely sensitive to temperatures and humidity. Chocolates cannot be stored in high temperatures as they can meltdown and fluctuating temperatures can cause fat to bloom. Moreover, chocolates are stocked in a place away from other food items as these could absorb different aromas. Hence, chocolates should be wrapped and kept in a proper place that has correct humid and temperature conditions. The global market for chocolates is driven by extensive utilization of chocolates in confectionery items and flavored food products.

Moreover, chocolates are being used as functional goods owing to their nutritional value and aid in relieving stress, leading to increased consumption over the forecast period. However, fluctuations in raw material prices and excessive reliance on unstable economies for the supply of cocoa are restraining market growth.

Dark chocolate is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period

Dark chock has several health benefits like consumption of it reduce anxiety and improve symptoms of clinical depression. Growing awareness regarding dark chocolate as a healthier product is expected to drive the growth of the segment during the forecast period. In addition, various health experts around the globe also recommend that moderate consumption of chocolate boosts serotonin that calms the brain and acts as an anti-depressant. According to the World Health Organization, depression which is a common mental disorder affect more than 264 million people of all ages globally and close to 800 thousand people die every year due to suicide and depression is one of the major causes of it. Furthermore, dark chocolate also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases on account of the presence of high flavonoids content.

Recent update

July 2019, Chocolate and cocoa company Barry Callebaut announced the investment in a new factory in Baramati, India with the annual production capacity of more than 30,000 tons of chocolate. It is the biggest investment by Barry Callebaut in India and is expected to start its operation by the end of 2020.

June 2019, The Government of Ghana announced a partnership deal with China for the construction of a nearly US$100 million chocolate factory at Sefwi-Wiaso district of the North-Western region of Ghana.

Competitive Insights

Prominent key market players in the Chocolate market include Nestle, Barry Callebaut, The Hershey Company, Lindt & Sprungli AG, The Australian Carob Co, Ferrero Group, Mars, Incorporated, Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd., Arcor, and Mondelez International.

The number of players in the chocolate market is large and growing with the opportunity to generate significant revenues because of growing demand. The players in the global Chocolate market are implementing various growth strategies to gain a competitive advantage over its competitors in this market.

Major market players in the global chocolate market have been covered along with their relative competitive position and strategies. The report also mentions recent deals and investments of different market players over the last few years. The company profiles section details the business overview, financial performance (public companies) for the past few years, key products and services being offered along with the recent deals and investments of these important players in the global chocolate market.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Research Methodology

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Chocolate Market Analysis, By Product (Volume in Tons)
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Dark Chocolate
5.3. Milk and White Chocolate
5.4. Artificial

6. Global Chocolate Market Analysis, By Distribution Channel (Volume in Tons)
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Online
6.3. Offline
6.3.1. Convenience stores
6.3.2. Others

7. Global Chocolate Analysis, by Geography (Volume in Tons)
7.1. Introduction

7.3. South America (Volume in Tons)

7.4. Europe (Volume in Tons)

7.6. Asia Pacific (Volume in Tons)

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles
9.1. Nestle
9.2. Barry Callebaut
9.3. The Hershey Company
9.4. Lindt & Sprungli AG
9.5. The Australian Carob Co.
9.6. Ferrero Group
9.7. Mars, Incorporated
9.8. Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.
9.9. Arcor
9.10. Mondelez International

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