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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

The Chocolate & Confectionery Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
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 Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry has declined over the past five years amid considerable import competition
  • The fair trade trend has been a significant factor in the industry's development
  • The current weakness of the pound is expected to discourage offshoring activity
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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 Analysis Chapter

Over the five years through 2016-17, the Chocolate and Confectionery Production industry has had to contend with contractions in discretionary spending and volatile input prices, particularly for sugar, milk and cocoa. These factors, as well as rising import competition, have resulted in a weak performance for the industry during the past five years. The organic and fair trade movements have gathered momentum over the past decade, which has created some niche segments, although complying with the necessary standards can increase operating costs. Enthusiasm for products with a high cocoa content has also grown on the back of the healthy eating trend. Nevertheless, revenue is estimated to fall at a compound annual rate of 5% over the five years through 2016-17. Mor.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Chocolate & Confectionery Production Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Chocolate & Confectionery Production Industry are

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Economies of scope
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of cocoa and Consumer confidence index in the Chocolate & Confectionery Production industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of cocoa
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Current Performance
  • Breaking off
  • Fair trade and organic chocolate
  • Input costs
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Cocoa costs
  • Bitter future
  • Consumer trends
  • Table: Chocolate & Confectionery Production Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chocolate & Confectionery Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Bread & Bakery Goods Production
  • Biscuit Production
  • Confectionery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Bakery Product Retailing
  • Hotels
  • Food-Service Contractors
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Butter & Cheese Production
  • Milk & Cream Production
  • Sugar Production
  • Products & Services
  • Chocolates and chocolate bars and blocs
  • Sugar confectionery
  • Bulk chocolate and food and drink preparations
  • Filled chocolate
  • Other
  • Gum
  • White chocolate
  • Chart: Chocolate & Confectionery Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • General retailers
  • Food manufacturers
  • Specialised confectionery retailers
  • Food-service industries
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chocolate & Confectionery Production Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chocolate & Confectionery Production
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chocolate & Confectionery Production Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Mondelez Europe GmbH
    Mars Inc
    Nestle UK Ltd
    Barry Callebaut Manufacturing (UK) Ltd
  • Table: Mondelez Europe GmbH - financial performance
  • Table: Mars Inc - financial performance
  • Table: Nestle UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Barry Callebaut Manufacturing (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chocolate & Confectionery Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Chocolate & Confectionery Production Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Enzymes and other substances which are capable of counteracting the damaging effects of oxidation.
  • Cocoa Fat
  • A yellowish-white fatty solid obtained from cacao seeds and used as an ingredient in cosmetics, tanning oils, chocolate and soap.
  • Glycaemic Index
  • A number that indicates the effect that eating a particular food has on a person's blood sugar levels.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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