Per capita consumption of chocolate and confectionery in Sweden 2008-2018

In 2018, the per capita consumption volume of chocolate and confectionary was nearly 15 kilograms in Sweden. By comparison, in 2012, approximately 17 kilograms of chocolate and confectionary per capita were consumed. Since that year, the total consumption volume of chocolate and confectionary in the country decreased generally. According to preliminary figures for 2018, it amounted to roughly 150 thousand metric tons.

 Leading players on the Swedish confectionary market 

   As of 2018, the American company Mondelez had the highest market share on the confectionary market in Sweden. Another large player was Cloetta. The Swedish company originates most of its revenue through the sale of sugar confectionery, but also with chocolate, pastilles and chewing gum under brands like Läkerol, Jenkki or Polly. It operates not only in the Nordic countries, but also in the Netherlands and Italy.

 Production volume of Cloetta’s factories

   In the same year, the Swedish confectionary company produced in total just over 101 thousand metric tons of sweets. Most came from the factory in Levice, Slovakia, where the production volume amounted to around 28 thousand metric tons. Cloetta also had two factories in Sweden: one in Ljungsbro and one in Helsingborg.

Per capita consumption of chocolate and confectionery in Sweden from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Special properties

Direct consumption

Supplementary notes

* Preliminary.

Direct consumption refers to the pure product and the total deliveries of food from producers to private households and catering, as well as producers' own use.

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