Global Cocoa and Chocolate By Chocolate Type (Dark, White, Filled, Milk), Cocoa Type (Cocoa beans, Cocoa butter, Cocoa powder & cake, Cocoa liquor & paste, Cocoa nibs, Others), Application (Confectionary, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverage), Distribution Channel (Sales Channel, Distributors, Traders, Dealers), – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029
Market Analysis and Size
Cocoa is a substance made from the seeds of the cocoa tree. Although it originated in Latin America, cocoa is now grown in nearly every tropical region, from West and Central Africa to Asia and Oceania. Cocoa seeds are used to produce a range of products such as cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, and cocoa powder.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the cocoa and chocolate market was valued at USD 74.39 million in 2021 and is expected to reach the value of USD 115.91 billion by 2029, at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period of 2022 to 2029.
Cocoa is an unadulterated form of chocolate. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans and has gone through the same manufacturing process as cocoa. However, cocoa butter is not removed from chocolate. Cocoa butter contributes to chocolate's smoother and richer consistency.
Report Scope and Market Segmentation
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2014 - 2019)
Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD
Chocolate Type (Dark, White, Filled, Milk), Cocoa Type (Cocoa beans, Cocoa butter, Cocoa powder & cake, Cocoa liquor & paste, Cocoa nibs, Others), Application (Confectionary, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverage), Distribution Channel (Sales Channel, Distributors, Traders, Dealers)
U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America
Market Players Covered
Cemoi Chocolatier (France), Republica del Cacao (Ecuador), Nestlé S.A. (Switzerland), Mars Incorporated (U.S.), Fuji Oil Holdings Inc. (Japan), Guittard Chocolate Co. (U.S.), Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. (U.S.),, Varihona Inc. (France), Barry Callebaut AG (Switzerland), Alpezzi Chocolate SA De CV (Mexico), Kerry Group Plc (Ireland), Olam International Ltd. (Singapore), Tcho Ventures Inc. (U.S.), The Hershey Company (U.S.), Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.), Blommer Chocolate Company (U.S.), Foley's Candies LP (Canada), Puratos Group Nv (Belgium), Ferrero International S.A. (Italy)
Cocoa and Chocolate Market Dynamics
- Growing awareness about benefits of cocoa and chocolate
The growing awareness of the health benefits of consuming cocoa-rich products drives the growth of the cocoa and chocolate market. Cocoa helps reduce hypertension, chronic fatigue syndrome, protection against sunburn, and other health benefits to the human body. Cocoa also contains polyphenols, which serve to protect bodily tissues from oxidative stress and related diseases such as cancer and inflammation. These factors are also propelling the cocoa and chocolate markets forward.
Growing demand for cocoa based products
Increased demand for chocolate and related products such as milk chocolate, sweet chocolate, and dark chocolate, and advertising by manufacturers to increase brand recognition, are driving the growth of the cocoa and chocolate market. Progresses in commercial farming techniques are used to produce cocoa, which is expected to increase supply and thus improve growth prospects in the future.
Theo bromine, which is found in cocoa powder, helps to reduce inflammation and protects against serious diseases. As cocoa contains a high concentration of phytonutrients while being low in fat and sugar, the calories obtained from cocoa powder are rich in beneficial compounds. Raw products are often less processed and healthier because they are made from agitated, dried, unroasted cacao beans. Nonetheless, dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao is a good source of antioxidants and minerals, creating a huge market opportunity.
The market's growth is hampered by volatile cocoa prices and limited cocoa production. Cacao products, such as unsweetened cocoa powder, nibs, and dark chocolate, are high in minerals. Raw cacao goods that have been minimally processed contain less or no added sugar and are higher in antioxidants than those that have been heavily processed, which is impeding market growth.
This cocoa and chocolate market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the cocoa and chocolate market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.
COVID-19 Impact on Cocoa and Chocolate Market
The cocoa market was impacted by low sales volumes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as supply-side issues related to quality and certification. In terms of exports, the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI) conducted a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the results were troubling. According to reports in the Dominican Republic, the harsh lockdown prevented producers and agricultural workers from visiting the plantations for several weeks until the authorities granted exceptions. As a result of the disruption in the raw material supply chain, followed by lockdown, an increasing number of specialty stores are remaining closed for an extended period of time, and volume consumption of premium chocolates is decreasing.
Global Cocoa and Chocolate Market Scope
The cocoa and chocolate market is segmented on the basis of chocolate type, cocoa type, application and distribution channel. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- Cocoa beans
- Cocoa butter
- Cocoa powder & cake
- Cocoa liquor & paste
- Cocoa nibs
- Food & Beverage
- Sales Channel
Cocoa and Chocolate Market Regional Analysis/Insights
The cocoa and chocolate market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, type of chocolate type, cocoa type, application and distribution channel as referenced above.
The countries covered in the cocoa and chocolate market report are U.S., Canada and Mexico in North America, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.
The European region has the largest market share in the global cocoa and chocolate market, followed by North America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and South America. In Europe, Germany has the largest market share due to the widespread use of cocoa and chocolate in industrial applications. For example, Mondelez International, Nestle, and Lindt & Sprüngli, three of the world's largest confectionery companies, use cocoa and chocolate to make chocolates containing roasted cocoa beans. However, in North America, the United States has occupied the largest market share due to the consumption of cocoa beans and butter used in the food and beverage sector, as well as the preference of coffee flavour among American consumers.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, impact of domestic tariffs and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Cocoa and Chocolate Market Share Analysis
The cocoa and chocolate market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to cocoa and chocolate market.
Some of the major players operating in the cocoa and chocolate market are:
- Cemoi Chocolatier (France)
- Republica del Cacao (Ecuador)
- Nestlé S.A. (Switzerland)
- Mars Incorporated (U.S.)
- Fuji Oil Holdings Inc. (Japan)
- Guittard Chocolate Co. (U.S.)
- Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. (U.S.)
- Varihona Inc. (France)
- Barry Callebaut AG (Switzerland)
- Alpezzi Chocolate SA De CV (Mexico)
- Kerry Group Plc (Ireland),
- Olam International Ltd. (Singapore)
- Tcho Ventures Inc. (U.S.)
- The Hershey Company (U.S.)
- Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.)
- Blommer Chocolate Company (U.S.)
- Foley's Candies LP (Canada)
- Puratos Group Nv (Belgium)
- Ferrero International S.A. (Italy)