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Sugar confectionery market in the UK - statistics & facts

Confectionery is generally separated into sugar confectionery and flour-based or bakers' confectionery such as pastries. In the United Kingdom companies manufacturing cocoa, chocolate, and sugar confectionery generate a turnover of almost four billion British pounds annually. The sugar confectionery industry alone covers a large variety of products, each with enormous sales value in the United Kingdom. For example, sales of UK-produced chocolate bars reaches close to 190 million British pounds, but this does not include bars with added cereal, fruits, or nuts, which generated sales of over 37 million British pounds on their own.

Manufacturing and wholesale

In the UK, 432 enterprises manufacture cocoa, sugar, and confectionery. Together these enterprises generate a revenue of 3.9 billion British pounds. Furthermore, over 750 enterprises are wholesaling sugar, chocolate, and sugar confectionery. Combined, these two industry sectors add up over two billion British pounds of gross value to the UK economy. Furthermore, the number of enterprises for both wholesaling and manufacturing has been growing in recent years.

Confectionery retail

UK consumers spent 13.6 billion British pounds on sugar, confectionery, and ice cream. Spending has been growing in recent years. When expenses are broken down, consumers spent the most money on filled chocolate bars, followed by solid chocolate bars, and boiled sweets. Less was spent on mints, chewing gum, fudges, toffees, and caramels. Roughly 3,300 specialized bakery and sugar confectionery stores sold these items in retail besides other retailers. The number of stores has remained mostly the same for over a decade.

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Sugar confectionery market in the UK - statistics & facts

Confectionery is generally separated into sugar confectionery and flour-based or bakers' confectionery such as pastries. In the United Kingdom companies manufacturing cocoa, chocolate, and sugar confectionery generate a turnover of almost four billion British pounds annually. The sugar confectionery industry alone covers a large variety of products, each with enormous sales value in the United Kingdom. For example, sales of UK-produced chocolate bars reaches close to 190 million British pounds, but this does not include bars with added cereal, fruits, or nuts, which generated sales of over 37 million British pounds on their own.

Manufacturing and wholesale

In the UK, 432 enterprises manufacture cocoa, sugar, and confectionery. Together these enterprises generate a revenue of 3.9 billion British pounds. Furthermore, over 750 enterprises are wholesaling sugar, chocolate, and sugar confectionery. Combined, these two industry sectors add up over two billion British pounds of gross value to the UK economy. Furthermore, the number of enterprises for both wholesaling and manufacturing has been growing in recent years.

Confectionery retail

UK consumers spent 13.6 billion British pounds on sugar, confectionery, and ice cream. Spending has been growing in recent years. When expenses are broken down, consumers spent the most money on filled chocolate bars, followed by solid chocolate bars, and boiled sweets. Less was spent on mints, chewing gum, fudges, toffees, and caramels. Roughly 3,300 specialized bakery and sugar confectionery stores sold these items in retail besides other retailers. The number of stores has remained mostly the same for over a decade.

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