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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Chocolate Confectionery

Overview: the U.S. Chocolate Confectionery Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Chocolate Confectionery: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Chocolate Confectionery industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product Description Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Nonchocolate Confectionery Manufacturing

Nonchocolate-Type Confectionery Products, Made And Packaged For Shipment Not Retailed At Manufacturing Establishment

Confectionery Manufacturing From Purchased Chocolate

Chocolate And Chocolate-Type Confectionery Products, Made From Purchased Chocolate Not Retailed At Manufacturing Establishment

Chocolate And Chocolate-Type Confectionery Products, Made From Purchased Chocolate Retailed At Manufacturing Establishment

Confectionery Manufacturing From Purchased Chocolate, Not Categorized, Total

Total Miscellaneous Receipts

Resales - Sales Of Products Bought And Sold Without Further Manufacture, Processing, Or Assembly

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Chocolate Confectionery Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Chocolate Confectionery companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Chocolate Confectionery company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Chocolate Confectionery industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Chocolate Confectionery measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Sales and Related Occupations 10%
Retail Sales Workers 8%
Retail Salespersons 6%
Retail Salespersons 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Production Occupations 45%
Food Processing Workers 20%
Miscellaneous Food Processing Workers 20%
Food Batchmakers 17%
Other Production Occupations 19%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 8%
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 8%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 17%
Material Moving Workers 16%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 13%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Chocolate Confectionery Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Students charged with bringing pot-laced candy to school - ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Maine police say they've issued summons to four teenagers accused of bringing marijuana-infused candies to school with them. Ellsworth police issued a summons to a 19-year-old Ellsworth man and three other minors on charges of ... (01/10/2018)
  • 4 teenagers charged with trafficking pot-laced candy - Four teenagers have been charged with aggravated drug trafficking after pot-laced Jolly Ranchers were distributed at Ellsworth High School. Police said 19-year-old Adam Bradshaw, of Ellsworth, bought the candies at a medical marijuana dispensary and gave ... (01/10/2018)
  • Jets corner Rashard Robinson arrested for pot candy - Jets coach Todd Bowles was surprised when the team traded for cornerback Rashard Robinson in October. So imagine his reaction upon learning Robinson was arrested for edible marijuana possession. Via Darryl Slater of, Robinson was arrested in ... (01/10/2018)
  • Rashard Robinson, Jets cornerback, arrested with pot-laced candy - Jets cornerback Rashard Robinson was charged with drug possession after a December arrest, prompting fair questions about the team’s wisdom to trade for the troubled second-year player midway through the season. Morris County police found a marijuana ... (01/10/2018)
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  • Jets' Rashard Robinson arrested with pot-laced candy - HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- New York Jets cornerback Rashard Robinson has been accused of possessing marijuana-laced candy. Authorities say the 22-year-old was pulled over in Morris County, New Jersey last December and police found "THC infused Peanut Budda ... (01/10/2018)
  • Hershey and Ferrero compete for Nestle's US candy business - Nestle's sale of its U.S. candy business received bids from Hershey, Ferrero, sources tell CNBC Nestle said in June it would explore strategic options, including a possible sale, for its U.S. chocolate and candy business that is said to be valued at $2 ... (01/09/2018)
  • Denver candy company shutting down Virginia peanut brittle plant - A Denver candy company said it will shut down its Norfolk, Virginia peanut brittle manufacturing facility. Hammond's Brands candy said it will shut down its Old Dominion Peanut Company plant, putting 70 people out of work. "Business decisions that directly ... (01/09/2018)
  • Rashard Robinson Arrested for Possessing Marijuana-Laced Candy - New York Jets cornerback Rashard Robinson was arrested in New Jersey last month and accused of possession of marijuana-laced candy. The Associated Press reported Robinson was pulled over in December and charged with drug possession and careless ... (01/09/2018)
  • Is Hershey Mulling Over Nestle's U.S. Candy Business Buyout? - The Hershey Co. HSY is likely to acquire Nestle's U.S. confectionery business, which includes brands such as Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, Sno-Caps and Laffy Taffy, per media reports. The chocolate giant may have submitted its final bids on Jan 5, 2018. (01/08/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $5,864 on Chocolate Confectionery. It has awarded 2 contracts to 1 companies, with an average value of $5,864 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Baking chocolate made from purchased chocolate, Drink powdered mixes, cocoa, made from purchased cocoa, Syrup, chocolate, made from purchased chocolate, Chocolate coatings and syrups made from purchased chocolate, Cocoa, powdered, mixed with other ingredients, Nuts, chocolate covered, Chocolate covered granola bars made from purchased chocolate, Chocolate covered candy bars made from purchased chocolate, Candy stores, candy made on premises not for immediate consumption, Liquor, powdered drink, prepared, Fudge, Granola bars and clusters, Chocolate (coating, instant, liquor, syrups) made from purchased chocolate, etc.

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