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Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2015 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Overview

        • Figure 1: Chocolate confectionery, top five markets, per capita consumption (kg), 2015
        • Figure 2: Chocolate confectionery, top five markets, by volume (000 tonnes), 2015
        • Figure 3: Chocolate confectionery, bottom five markets, by volume (000 tonnes), 2015
        • Figure 4: Chocolate confectionery, top claims, product launches, 2015
        • Figure 5: Global market performance, chocolate confectionery
    • The Big Stories

      • Premium becomes mass, so what is premium?
          • Figure 6: Important factors when buying chocolate, select European countries, 2015
          • Figure 7: Purchase location for chocolate confectionery, US, November 2014
        • Dark milk and other flavor developments in chocolate confectionery
          • Figure 8: Chocolate confectionery, top 15 flavors, global, 2015
          • Figure 9: Important factors when buying chocolate – dark chocolate, selected European markets, 2012 and 2015
          • Figure 10: Matcha-flavored chocolate confectionery launches, by country (top 5), 2015
        • Chocolate confectionery and permissibility
          • Figure 11: Reasons for eating chocolate, select European countries, 2015
          • Figure 12: Important factors when buying chocolate confectionery, China, 2015
          • Figure 13: Attitudes towards snacking, select European countries, 2015
      • Notable Products of the Past Year

        • Single origin and sourced chocolate confectionery products
          • Chocolate with “add ins”
          • Looking to the Future

            • Out of Africa: interest grows in other cocoa sources
              • Figure 14: Cocoa production (tonnes), by country, Africa, 2013
              • Figure 15: Cocoa production (tonnes), by country, Asia/South Pacific, 2013
              • Figure 16: Cocoa production (tonnes), by country, Americas, 2013
            • Sharing moves to snacking as an on-pack positioning
              • Figure 17: Launches of individually wrapped and non-individually wrapped chocolate confectionery, % change, by region, 2013-15
            • The politics of the chocolate industry: what’s next?*
                • Figure 18: “Ethical sourcing is an important purchase factor when buying chocolate,” select European markets, 2012-14
            • The Analyst’s View

              This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.

              • Market

                Mintel provides a range of market information, frequently through the category level, including market size and forecasting, complete with market drivers that illustrate the forces that shape a category or market.

              • Consumer

                Mintel's proprietary consumer research provides our analysts with the attitudinal and behavioral data used to provide valuable insight to topical issues.

              • Brand/Company

                Mintel provides overviews of the top brands and manufacturers, and uses consumer research to explore attitudes and reactions to brands, as well as insight into what will resonate with consumers.

              • Data

                Market reports provide appendices of data to support the research and insight produced. Our tables of data are easily manipulated and downloadable to support your research needs and covers factors from consumer attitudes to market forecasts.

              Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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