Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa

1806 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Chocolate. In 2021, Chocolate were the world's 141st most traded product, with a total trade of $32.7B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Chocolate grew by 14.2%, from $28.7B to $32.7B. Trade in Chocolate represent 0.16% of total world trade.

Chocolate are a part of Cocoa & cocoa preparations. They include Miscellaneous Chocolate/Cocoa Preparations, Unfilled Chocolate Blocks/Bars (Contains Cocoa, >2kg), Chocolate Products (Contains Cocoa, >2kg), Filled Chocolate Blocks/Bars (Contains Cocoa, >2kg), and Sweetened Cocoa Powder.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Chocolate  were Germany ($5.52B), Belgium ($3.24B), Italy ($2.48B), Poland ($2.31B), and Netherlands ($1.99B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Chocolate were United States ($3.26B), Germany ($2.57B), France ($2.42B), United Kingdom ($2.4B), and Netherlands ($1.65B).

Ranking Chocolate ranks 472nd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)Germany$5.52B
Top Destination (2021)United States$3.26B

In 2021 Chocolate were the world's 141st most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Chocolate were Germany ($5.52B), Belgium ($3.24B), Italy ($2.48B), Poland ($2.31B), and Netherlands ($1.99B).

In 2021, the top importers of Chocolate were United States ($3.26B), Germany ($2.57B), France ($2.42B), United Kingdom ($2.4B), and Netherlands ($1.65B).

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Exporters of Chocolate (2021)
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Importers of Chocolate (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Belgium$545M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)United States$368M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Chocolate grew the fastest in Belgium ($545M), Germany ($532M), Italy ($376M), Poland ($284M), and United States ($282M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Chocolate were United States ($368M), Germany ($331M), Netherlands ($272M), France ($218M), and Poland ($140M).

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Exporters of Chocolate (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Chocolate (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Chocolate.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.71. This means that most of the exports of Chocolate are explained by 26 countries.

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Value of Exports in Chocolate

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Germany$2.95B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)United States$1.62B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Chocolate. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Chocolate during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Chocolate were Germany ($2.95B), Belgium ($2.17B), Italy ($1.76B), Poland ($1.18B), and Canada ($621M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Chocolate were United States ($1.62B), United Kingdom ($1.36B), France ($941M), Saudi Arabia ($515M), and Japan ($469M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Chocolate, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Miscellaneous Chocolate/Cocoa Preparations ($15.6B), Chocolate Products (Contains Cocoa, >2kg) ($5.89B), Unfilled Chocolate Blocks/Bars (Contains Cocoa, >2kg) ($5.77B), Filled Chocolate Blocks/Bars (Contains Cocoa, >2kg) ($5.05B), and Sweetened Cocoa Powder ($384M)

HS6 Disaggregation for Chocolate (2021)
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Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Chocolate.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Chocolate in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Chocolate by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

Diversification Frontier

Specialization

The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Chocolate to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Relative Relatedness by Country (2021)

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