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Chocolate & Confectionery Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Chocolate & Confectionery Production Market Research Report | SIC C10.820 | Jul 2016

Bittersweet performance: Certain segments have performed well despite overall decline

IBISWorld’s Chocolate & Confectionery Production market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Barry Callebaut Manufacturing (UK) Ltd Barry Callebaut Manufacturing (UK) Ltd  market share
Mars Inc Mars Inc market share
Mondelez Europe GmbH Mondelez Europe GmbH market share
Nestle UK Ltd Nestle UK Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Chocolate and Confectionery Production industry's revenue has declined over the past five years due to weak economic conditions and fluctuations in the price of key inputs in a saturated market. The shift of production capacity to Continental Europe has also contributed to the contraction in revenue, which is estimated to fall at a compound annual rate of 5% over the five years through 2016-17. Domestic production of chocolate and confectionery is currently under threat as food giants like Mondelez move production from Britain in order to reduce costs. High input costs as a result of the 25.6% increase in the world price of cocoa in 2014 coupled with the effects of a depreciating pound are expected to squeeze operators' profit margins over the two years through 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of industry establishments is largely in line with the spread of the population but is also dependent on the historical development of the UK confectionery industry.

The North West

The North West is home to the largest number of industry establishments, with an estimated 15.1% located here. As this region is home to many food manufacturing companies, operators benefit from being close to other firms' supply chains and the infrastructure they already have in place. Greater Manchester is home to a number of food processors such as Kellogg's, Unilever and Premier Foods, all of which make use of chocolate in their products.

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What is the Chocolate & Confectionery Production Industry?

This industry is broken down into three subclasses: cocoa product production, sugar confectionery manufacture and chewing gum production. Most of the cocoa product segment is made up of chocolate, but it also includes cocoa butter, cocoa fat and cocoa oil. The sugar confectionery segment covers the manufacture of caramel, nougat, lozenges, toffee and fondant.

Industry Products
Chocolates and chocolate bars and blocsSugar confectioneryBulk chocolate and food and drink preparationsFilled chocolateGumWhite chocolate
Industry Activities
ChocolateCocoa productChewing gum and bubblegumSugar confectioneryPreserving fruit, nuts and fruit peel in sugar

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