Dark Chocolate Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Dark Chocolate Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Status : May, 2020 | Food and Beverages | PPT format

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Global Dark Chocolate Market: Snapshot

Chocolate is among the most popular and widely consumed food item across the globe. Based on the amount of cocoa added to the preparation, chocolates are produced in various varieties. One such variety is dark chocolate. A bit bitter in taste due to high percentage of cocoa, ranging from 70% to 100%, and less amount of sugar, dark chocolate is gradually becoming the most preferred one in the market. The global dark chocolate market is prognosticated to witness growth owing to rise in number of health conscious people. Moreover, people suffering from diabetes are also getting a golden opportunities to satiate their craving for chocolates. This is another driver fueling the demand in dark chocolate market.

Besides, a wide range of applications of dark chocolate in food and confectionery items are also contributing in the growth of global dark chocolate market. Chocolates are also used as functional foods, due to their high nutritional value. It is also popular as a stress relieving agent. These factors makes dark chocolates a preferred option among the people globally.

Dark chocolates are even a great preventer of cancers. Increasing awareness among the people about its medical benefits and its anti-oxidant properties is supporting the rise in demand in dark chocolate market. The key players are producing the products that have natural ingredients, especially sweeteners, such as coconut sugar and stevia. These industrial activities are expected to experience an expansion in global dark chocolate market in the forecast period from 2017 to 2025.

Global Dark Chocolate Market: Overview

Chocolate is among the widely popular and most consumed food product among the consumers all over the world. On the basis of cocoa added in it while preparation, several varieties of chocolates are produced. On such product is dark chocolate, where the amount of cocoa is comparatively higher, ranging from 70% to 100%, than the normal chocolates. With the growing awareness about the benefits of dark chocolate the global dark chocolate market is anticipated to grow significantly in coming years.

A big range of applications of chocolates such as flavored food and confectionary products are foreseen to fuel the demand for dark chocolate in the global market. Moreover, the utilization of chocolate as functional foods owing to its high nutritional content, along with its stress reducing ability makes it a preferred choice among the consumers worldwide. Besides, trend of gifting chocolates is on rise on occasions and festivals, which is likely to propel the growth of dark chocolate in the upcoming years.

Global Dark Chocolate Market: Trends and Opportunities

Positive point of view among consumers about the medical advantages of dark chocolates will keep on driving demand. Dark chocolates are considered as great source of cancer prevention agents, and rising awareness among consumers on the medical advantages of anti-oxidants is adding to the development even further. Looking at consumers’ preference and rising demand the manufacturing firms are concentrating on fusing natural and clean level ingredients in their products. Usage of natural ingredients, particularly sweeteners, for example, stevia and coconut sugar is expected to witness an expansion within the forecast period.

In spite of the fact that demand for natural dark chocolate is developing at a high pace, traditional dark chocolates still account for the main revenue share in the market. Natural variations are generally costly than conventional dark chocolates, and their sales are presently high only in regions with good disposable income and demographics. Nevertheless, the unavoidable, cross-industry 'health and wellness” trend is affecting the dark chocolate market also, as demand for natural dark chocolate experiences a rise.

Among several applications, the food industry has ideally sustained as a key application segment in dark chocolate market. This lead is expected to remain as it is in coming years as well. The demand for dark chocolate is also foreseen to rise in beverage industry owing to various experiments being carries out in terms of flavors, taste and health by the manufacturers. Premium or specialty dark chocolate as a flavoring agent in beers and energy drinks gaining attention since past few years, which is likely to increase the demand for dark chocolate in beverage industry.

Global Dark Chocolate Market: Regional Outlook

Owing to the development in North America and Europe, which are the two biggest markets in the world, the dark chocolate market appears to be growing really well. Switzerland, Denmark, and Belgium are the major spots for the consumption and production of dark chocolate. However, in North America region, the US holds the highest revenue share. Along with this, dark chocolate market in Europe region is foreseen to expand at a healthy CAGR as well within the forecast period.

Global Dark Chocolate Market: Competitive Landscape

Owing to the evolution in consumer preferences, the manufacturers are working consistently on developing their product in terms of flavor, taste, quality, and price. People are also looking forward to try out new flavors which is significantly encouraging the market players. Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance and UTZ are among the key certification schemes for cocoa.

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.

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