Global Dark Chocolate Market, By Product Type (Paste, Powder, Butter, Beans, Others), By Sale Segmen

Published Date: | Report Code : FA1958508


The Dark Chocolate Market is projected to register high demand during the forecast period with increasing demand from major end-use industries such as bakery, confectionaries, functional food, drinks & beverages, and others during the forecast period. 

Dark chocolate is also known as "bittersweet" chocolate. Dark chocolate is made from cocoa butter instead of fats such as palm and coconut oils. Dark chocolate is rich and intense in flavor and is an excellent source of flavonoids which contribute to its pigment. The greater amount of flavonoids contributes to darker chocolate and health benefits. It contains a high percentage of cocoa solids. Dark chocolate includes chocolate bars, candies, and baking chocolate.

Dark chocolate also helps to protect the brain from age-related stress and inflammation which play an important role in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, it helps in boosting blood circulation to the brain, which can improve the ability to focus, improving memory, and controlling the anxiety levels. Manufacturers are focusing on making natural sweeteners, such as stevia and coconut sugar to position their products to a consumer base that is highly conscious about the food choices they make.

Dark chocolate is also considered a healthier alternative to sweets with high cholesterol. Normally, there are three types of chocolate such as dark, milk, and white. Where health benefits offered by dark chocolate's high cocoa content is expected to drive the market segment significantly in the upcoming years. The high cost of raw materials and unstable economic conditions in cocoa-producing nations hampers the growth of the market.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Growing demand for dark chocolates as gift items

  • Awareness regarding the health benefits of dark chocolate

  • Increasing the disposable income of the population in the emerging countries

Regional Analysis:

This report segments dark chocolate market by region into North America, Asia Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Rest of the World. North America, Asia Pacific, and Western Europe are estimated to be major regions for dark chocolate market during the forecast period. North America and Western Europe have been one of the key regions with technological advancements in the Food & Agricultural sector. The use of latest technologies in the agricultural activities and established processed food market is estimated to drive demand for dark chocolate market in these regions. In addition to this, some of the major companies operating in this market are headquartered in these regions.

Asia Pacific is estimated to be one of the fastest-growing markets for dark chocolate during the forecast period. The food & agriculture sector is one of the major contributors to economies in the region. In addition to this, government initiatives to promote technological advancements in this region are also one of the key factors to the growth of dark chocolate market. The Middle East and Rest of the World are estimated to be emerging regions for dark chocolate market during the forecast period.

Companies Covered: Nestle SA, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company,Ferrero Group, Cadbury, Barry Callebaut, Moonstruck Chocolate Company, The Hershey Company, Mars Inc., and Amul...

Market Segmentation:

By Product Type:

  • Paste

  • Powder

  • Butter

  • Beans

  • Others

By Sale Segment:

  • Premium Chocolate

  • Everyday Chocolate

  • Seasonal Chocolate

By End-Use:

  • Bakery

  • Confectionaries

  • Functional Food

  • Drinks & Beverages

  • Others

By Region:

  • North America

    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)

    • By Product Type

    • By Sale Segment

    • By End-Use

  • Western Europe

    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)

    • By Product Type

    • By Sale Segment

    • By End-Use

  • Eastern Europe

    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)\

    • By Product Type

    • By Sale Segment

    • By End-Use

  • Asia Pacific

    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)

    • By Product Type

    • By Sale Segment

    • By End-Use

  • Middle East

    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)

    • By Product Type

    • By Sale Segment

    • By End-Use

  • Rest of the World

    • By Region (South America, Africa)

    • By Product Type

    • By Sale Segment

    • By End-Use

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