MarketsandMarkets: Global Chocolate Market Worth $ 98.3 Billion by 2016

DALLAS, Texas, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The report 'Global Chocolate, Cocoa Beans, Lecithin, Sugar and Vanilla Market By Market Share, Trade, Prices, Geography Trend and Forecast (2011-2016)' analyzes the chocolate market by products, sales category, and geography and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the chocolate market in North America, Europe, and Asia. The global chocolate market is expected to grow from $83.2 billion in 2010.to $98.3 billion in 2016 at an estimated CAGR of 2.7% from 2011 to 2016.

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Some of the major drivers of the industry identified in this report are health benefits, large variety of applications, and seasonal and festive sales. The major restraints identified in this report are raw material prices and the dependency of the industry on unstable economies for cocoa supply. Major threats the industry is facing are the rising counterfeit market and changing consumer preferences. Opportunities that can change the dynamics of this industry are lower penetration in developing economies, organic and fair trade chocolate, and the use of chocolate as functional food.

The market in Asia is driving sales and is expected to hold a 20% share of the global market in 2016. The market in Asia is expected to have a high CAGR of 4.7% due to lower penetration, and sales in the Asian region are expected to boost their share from $15 billion in 2010 to $19.7 billion in 2016. The U.S. leads the chocolate market in North America with a market share of around 86.3%, while Japan leads the Asian market with a 39.7% market share. In Europe, the UK has the largest demand with a market share of 16.4%, followed by Germany with 15.9%.

The report basically focuses on three segments: by products, by sales category, and by geography. The product segmentation covers different chocolate types: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. The second segmentation discusses about the major category of sale of premium chocolate, everyday chocolate, and seasonal chocolate. The report also analyzes major raw materials such as cocoa beans, sugar, emulsifiers such as lecithin, and flavors such as vanilla. The report discusses the major chocolate markets in the above-mentioned geographies along with key industry events such as new product launches, mergers and acquisitions, and agreements. The objective of report is to highlight key market trends which can be strategically useful and actionable for the stakeholders; i.e. chocolate manufacturers, confectionery retailers and distributors, raw material producers and distributors, and research and consulting firms in the chocolate industry. The entire report is supported with lots of facts and figures about market size, market revenues, and prices per capita consumptions. The total number of tables and figures is about 139 in the report. The report also forecasts the chocolate market till 2016.

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global market for chocolate on the basis of product, sales, category, geography and raw materials; forecasting revenues and analyzing trends in each of the following submarkets:

On the basis of products: Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate

On the basis of sales category: Everyday chocolate, premium chocolate, seasonal chocolate

On the basis of geography: North America, Europe, Asia, RoW (Rest of the World)

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