Production volume of chocolate products in Germany 2008-2018, by product group

The most manufactured chocolate product in Germany were filled bars, showing increasing production volume year after year. White chocolate, on the other hand, was produced in significantly lower quantities.

Setting the bar

Chocolate bars are especially popular in Germany. When ranking brands, consumers favor Milka, the immediately recognizable Ritter Sport and Lindt. These are also the chocolate brands that consumers are spontaneously aware of the most if asked. Chocolate bar consumption frequency among the German population varies, though the share of those consuming the sweets several times a month was highest in recent years. As with other food categories, fair trade is also a relevant topic regarding chocolate products. Most recently, sales revenues from this type of chocolate amounted to almost 32.7 million euros.

Biggest chocolate producer in the EU

Germany is the biggest chocolate producer in the European Union, with 1.3 million tonnes produced in 2017. Following behind were Italy and France.

Volume of chocolate and chocolate products manufactured in Germany from 2008 to 2018, by product group

Filled barsOther non-filled chocolate productsOther filled chocolate productsPralines (without alcohol)Pralines (containing alcohol)Sugar confectionery containing cocoaWhite chocolate
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Special properties

Small size products (up to 2 kg)

Supplementary notes

Figures from previous years are based on earlier publications by the source.

The source indicates that only small size chocolate formats up to two kilograms were considered; does not include "chocolate-milk-crumb", chocolate glaze and other loose cocoa products.

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