Impact Analysis of Covid-19
The complete version of the Report will include the impact of the COVID-19, and anticipated change on the future outlook of the industry, by taking into the account the political, economic, social, and technological parameters.
Chocolate is prepared with roasted and ground cacao seeds that made in the form of paste, block, and liquid. Chocolate can be used as a flavoring agent in various food applications. It has numerous health benefits and has a unique and sweet taste. Its consumption reduces the risk of various diseases such as coronary heart disease and hypertension. Moreover, studies reveal that it has a high level of antioxidants.
The Asia Pacific chocolate market is estimated to account for US$ 17,968.3 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2019.
The presence of a large youth population in the Asia Pacific region is predominantly fueling the market growth of the chocolates. According to the United Nations World Population, over 60% of the world’s youth live in Asia-Pacific. This translates into more than 750 million young women and men aged 15 to 24 years. The increasing population in the region is also contributing to the market growth of the chocolate over the forecast period.
Increasing per capita income of consumers in the Asia Pacific region due to overall economic growth is projected to foster the market growth of chocolate. Increasing disposable income of the consumer leading to an increase in the sale of the premium chocolates which is again propelling the market growth. Thus, the rise in per capita income of the consumer is expected to positively impact the market of the chocolates over the forecast period.
Figure 1 Asia Pacific Chocolate Market Share (%) in terms of Value, By Countries, in 2019
Japan dominated the Asia Pacific chocolate market in 2019, accounting for 26 % share in terms of value, followed by China and Australia, respectively
The high cost of the raw materials used in the production of chocolate increase the overall price of the chocolates. Harsh weather condition is affecting the production of cocoa. This is expected to hamper the market growth of the chocolates.
Poor economic scenario across the Asia Pacific region due to unstable rules and regulations affects the supply of cocoa to manufacturers. This factor negatively affects the market growth of the chocolates.
Asia Pacific Chocolate Market Report Coverage
||Market Size in 2019:
||US$ 17,968.3 Mn
|Historical Data for:
||2016 to 2019
||2020 to 2027
|Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR:
||2027 Value Projection:
||US$ 27,067.2 Mn
- Asia Pacific: Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Rest of APAC
- By Product Type: Boxed Chocolates, Straightlines Chocolates, Molded Bars, Chocolate Novelties, and Other Chocolates
Ferrero S.p.A, MARS Inc., Mondelez International, Inc., (Kraft), The Hershey Company, Lotte Co., Ltd, and Nestle S.A.
- Increasing per capita income of consumers in the Asia Pacific region
- The presence of a large youth population in the Asia Pacific region
|Restraints & Challenges:
- The high cost of the raw materials used in the production of chocolate increase the overall price of the chocolates.
The growing consumption of dark chocolates due to growing awareness regarding the health benefits of dark chocolate is expected to provide potential market opportunities. For instance, in November 2019, Nestle has launched 70% dark chocolate made entirely from the cocoa fruit. The chocolate has cocoa beans and pulp as the only ingredients that deliver natural sweetness and subtle acidity without added refined sugar.
Increasing application of chocolates in various food products as an ingredients is projected to provide profitable market opportunities over the forecast period. Nowadays chocolates are widely used in confectionery, desserts, beverages, and bakeries. Increasing consumer spending on food products is fueling the food and beverage industry growth which is further augmenting the market growth of chocolates. Thus, expanding applications of chocolates is expected to bolster the market growth of chocolates.
Figure 2. Asia Pacific Chocolate Market– Opportunity Analysis
Market Trends/Key Takeaways
The increasing trend of gifting chocolates during festivals and other occasions is expected to propel the market growth of the chocolates. Moreover, increasing consumption of the chocolates for relaxing the mind and inducing happiness during mood swings is again contributing to the market growth of the chocolates. All these factors are increasing demand for chocolates and are projected to remain high during the forecast period.
Growing usage of e-commerce platforms by millennial and generation X due to the growing trend of digitalization is expected to spur the market growth. Ecommerce platforms offer various value-added services, such as cash-on-delivery, paybacks, and discounted prices which is further augmenting the market growth of chocolate over the forecast period.
Figure 3. Asia Pacific Chocolate Market Share (%) in terms of Value, By Product Type, in 2019
On the basis of product type in 2019, the molded chocolates segment has accounted the largest market share of 31% in terms of value, followed by countline and boxed respectively.
Asia Pacific Chocolate Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
Coronavirus is expected to have a significant impact the manufacturing sector as due to the pandemic situation the global sales of the many products including chocolate products have come down to a grinding halt. Due to the lockdown, all sorts of chocolate-manufacturing factories are closed. On the other hand, major manufacturers of chocolate globally are moving towards online sales channel to provide convenience delivery to the customers thereby, increasing their sales.
Value Chain Analysis
- Ferrero S.p.A
- MARS Inc.
- Mondelez International, Inc. (Kraft)
- The Hershey Company
- Lotte Co., Ltd.
- Nestle SA
Few Recent Developments
In February 2019, Mars Inc., a confectionery, chocolate, and pet food makers, has announced that it is planning to develop more local products for the Indian market.