Per capita sales of chocolate products in Germany 2010-2023

The annual amount of chocolate sold per person in Germany remained stable in recent years and is forecast to reach 8.6 kilograms in 2020. Germany is the biggest chocolate producer in the EU.

Sweet tooth

Chocolate has been enjoying the taste of success all over the world since its invention. Among the German population, most consume chocolate bars several times a month. The sweet snack is also one of the most purchased FMCG products in the country. As with most food products these days, plenty of attention is devoted from consumers and industry professionals alike to how chocolate is manufactured, working conditions for those involved in production and environmental considerations regarding cocoa harvesting, which further fuels interest in fair trade chocolate.

Germany the chocolate factory

Confirming the leading chocolate producer title, a variety of chocolate and chocolate products are manufactured in Germany. Among these, filled bars were in the lead, with 330.5 thousand tons produced in 2017.

Per capita sales of chocolate products in Germany from 2010 to 2023*

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* 2017 to 2023: forecasts.
Chocolate and chocolate products include all confectionery containing cocoa, except for biscuits, bread spreads containing cocoa or white chocolate (part of confectionery in this case). This statistic includes firstly chocolate bars and chocolate candy.

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