Candy Sweets Exports by Country

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Global sales for candy sweets exports by country totaled US$10.4 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of candy sweets exports rose by an average 3.4% for all exporting countries since 2013 when candy sweets shipments were valued at $10 billion. Year over year, the worldwide value of exported candy sweets appreciated by 3.8% from 2016 to 2017.

From a continental perspective, shippers in Europe exported the highest dollar worth of candy sweets during 2017 with shipments valued at $5.7 billion or over half (54.4%) of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 22.2% while 16% originated from North America. Smaller percentages came from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean at 4.7%, Africa at 1.8% and Oceania notably Australia at 0.9%.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for candy sweets is 170490. That code prefix encompasses a wide range of confectionery including lollipops, jelly beans, caramels, candy floss, fudge and peanut brittle. Specifically excluded are chewing gum and items containing cocoa (chocolate) which are covered under separate tariff codes.

Candy Sweets Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of candy sweets during 2017.

  1. Germany: US$1.2 billion (11.1% of exported candy sweets)
  2. China: $781.5 million (7.5%)
  3. Belgium: $710.9 million (6.8%)
  4. Netherlands: $699 million (6.7%)
  5. Mexico: $680.5 million (6.5%)
  6. United States: $529 million (5.1%)
  7. Spain: $522.3 million (5%)
  8. Canada: $461.5 million (4.4%)
  9. Turkey: $388.6 million (3.7%)
  10. Poland: $383.3 million (3.7%)
  11. United Kingdom: $260.9 million (2.5%)
  12. France: $192.4 million (1.8%)
  13. Italy: $191.2 million (1.8%)
  14. Czech Republic: $188.4 million (1.8%)
  15. Colombia: $172.5 million (1.7%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 70.2% of global candy sweets exports in 2017.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing candy sweets exporters since 2013 were: Mexico (up 37.6%), Poland (up 32.9%), Netherlands (up 19.8%) and China (up 16.3%).

Four countries posted declines in their exported candy sweets sales namely Colombia (down -36.1%), France (down -6.7%), Belgium (down -4.2%) and Italy (down -2.9%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for candy sweets during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s exported candy sweets and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. China: US$594.3 million (net export surplus up 5.9% since 2013)
  2. Mexico: $584.4 million (up 47.2%)
  3. Germany: $443 million (up 15.4%)
  4. Belgium: $441.1 million (up 3.5%)
  5. Spain: $379.7 million (up 4.9%)
  6. Turkey: $371.3 million (down -0.8%)
  7. Netherlands: $299.4 million (down -8.5%)
  8. Poland: $190.8 million (up 64.4%)
  9. Colombia: $148.7 million (down -40.8%)
  10. Brazil: $93.8 million (down -4.7%)
  11. Thailand: $82.2 million (up 14.9%)
  12. Ukraine: $79.1 million (down -17%)
  13. Czech Republic: $78.8 million (down -18.9%)
  14. Indonesia: $71.6 million (down -20.9%)
  15. Switzerland: $69.4 million (up 59.7%)

The People’s Republic of China has the highest surplus in the international trade of candy sweets. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms China’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for candy sweets during 2017. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s imported candy sweets purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$1.2 billion (net export deficit up 17.6% since 2013)
  2. United Kingdom: -$321.3 million (down -15%)
  3. France: -$252 million (up 31.7%)
  4. Australia: -$145.2 million (down -2.5%)
  5. Saudi Arabia: -$137.2 million (up 92.6%)
  6. South Korea: -$103.2 million (up 8,829%)
  7. Hong Kong: -$99.1 million (up 8%)
  8. Sweden: -$99 million (down -22.2%)
  9. Norway: -$94.6 million (down -1.9%)
  10. Philippines: -$64.8 million (up 93.2%)
  11. United Arab Emirates: -$63.1 million (down -2.2%)
  12. Romania: -$56.9 million (up 61.4%)
  13. Iraq: -$51 million (no 2013 data)
  14. Afghanistan: -$47 million (no 2013 data)
  15. Israel: -$46.4 million (up 30.3%)

The United States of America incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of candy sweets. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights America’s strong competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for candy confectionery-suppliers that target American consumers’ sweet tooth cravings.

Companies

Candy Sweets Exporting Companies

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following companies are examples of verified companies engaged in the international sales of candies. Their home countries are shown within parenthesis.

  • Aspro BV (Netherlands)
  • Big Buy (Spain)
  • Bold Marketing Mexico S de RL de CV (Mexico)
  • Chaozhou Qiaoxiang Foodstuff Factory (China)
  • EUROBRANDS Grosshandel Lebensmittel GmbH (Germany)
  • GeNaTa European Goods SP ZOO SpK (Poland)
  • JM Alexander Corporation (United States)
  • Kaizer Dis Ticaret Limited Sirketi (Turkey)
  • Probel Group SA (Belgium)
  • Super Super Market Export Ltd (United Kingdom)


 

Searchable List of Candy Sweets Exporters

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RankExporter2017 Candy Sweets Exports% World Total
1.GermanyUS$1.2 billion11.1%
2.China$781.5 million7.5%
3.Belgium$710.9 million6.8%
4.Netherlands$699 million6.7%
5.Mexico$680.5 million6.5%
6.United States$529 million5.1%
7.Spain$522.3 million5%
8.Canada$461.5 million4.4%
9.Turkey$388.6 million3.7%
10.Poland$383.3 million3.7%
11.United Kingdom$260.9 million2.5%
12.France$192.4 million1.8%
13.Italy$191.2 million1.8%
14.Czech Republic$188.4 million1.8%
15.Colombia$172.5 million1.7%
16.Switzerland$170.4 million1.6%
17.Thailand$164.6 million1.6%
18.Denmark$151.4 million1.5%
19.Russia$150.3 million1.4%
20.Ireland$135.5 million1.3%
21.Brazil$122.1 million1.2%
22.Indonesia$120.7 million1.2%
23.Sweden$119 million1.1%
24.South Korea$113.4 million1.1%
25.Ukraine$113.2 million1.1%
26.Japan$110 million1.1%
27.Austria$99.3 million1%
28.Hungary$97 million0.9%
29.Slovakia$87.2 million0.8%
30.Hong Kong$85.9 million0.8%
31.India$79.5 million0.8%
32.Malaysia$78.9 million0.8%
33.Vietnam$75.3 million0.7%
34.South Africa$68.6 million0.7%
35.Greece$62.3 million0.6%
36.Pakistan$61.8 million0.6%
37.Guatemala$54.7 million0.5%
38.New Zealand$52 million0.5%
39.Argentina$44.6 million0.4%
40.Australia$39 million0.4%
41.Kazakhstan$38.1 million0.4%
42.United Arab Emirates$36.3 million0.3%
43.Egypt$36.3 million0.3%
44.Finland$36.2 million0.3%
45.Taiwan$35.9 million0.3%
46.El Salvador$34.4 million0.3%
47.Singapore$33.7 million0.3%
48.Lithuania$28.5 million0.3%
49.Morocco$28 million0.3%
50.Ecuador$27.7 million0.3%
51.Kenya$22.9 million0.2%
52.Saudi Arabia$18.3 million0.2%
53.Bulgaria$17 million0.2%
54.Romania$14.5 million0.1%
55.Costa Rica$14.4 million0.1%
56.Jordan$14.3 million0.1%
57.Philippines$14 million0.1%
58.Swaziland$13.1 million0.1%
59.Lebanon$12 million0.1%
60.Kuwait$11.6 million0.1%
61.Slovenia$11.4 million0.1%
62.Israel$11.2 million0.1%
63.Latvia$10.4 million0.1%
64.Croatia$10.1 million0.1%
65.Estonia$9.7 million0.1%
66.Serbia$9.5 million0.1%
67.Belarus$9.3 million0.1%
68.Portugal$9.2 million0.1%
69.Zambia$9.1 million0.1%
70.Oman$7.2 million0.1%
71.Macedonia$5.8 million0.1%
72.Peru$5.6 million0.1%
73.Bangladesh$5.2 million0.05%
74.Norway$4.2 million0.04%
75.Trinidad/ Tobago$3.7 million0.04%
76.Syria$3.5 million0.03%
77.Tunisia$3.5 million0.03%
78.Moldova$3.1 million0.03%
79.Honduras$2.8 million0.03%
80.Chile$2.8 million0.03%
81.Nepal$2 million0.02%
82.Iran$1.9 million0.02%
83.Uzbekistan$1.7 million0.02%
84.Macao$1.7 million0.02%
85.Armenia$1.3 million0.01%
86.Nigeria$1.2 million0.01%
87.Uganda$982,0000.01%
88.Georgia$972,0000.01%
89.Kyrgyzstan$823,0000.01%
90.Iceland$694,0000.01%
91.Dominican Republic$682,0000.01%
92.Luxembourg$633,0000.01%
93.Bosnia/Herzegovina$586,0000.01%
94.Bahrain$537,0000.01%
95.Cyprus$530,0000.01%
96.Azerbaijan$470,0000.005%
97.Zimbabwe$461,0000.004%
98.Barbados$456,0000.004%
99.Guyana$431,0000.004%
100.Yemen$400,0000.004%
101.Jamaica$270,0000.003%
102.Togo$262,0000.003%
103.Mauritius$189,0000.002%
104.Panama$159,0000.002%
105.Malta$157,0000.002%
106.Ghana$129,0000.001%
107.Uruguay$101,0000.001%
108.Tokelau$100,0000.001%
109.Senegal$89,0000.001%
110.Paraguay$77,0000.001%
111.Côte d'Ivoire$76,0000.001%
112.Afghanistan$75,0000.001%
113.Sri Lanka$71,0000.001%
114.Fiji$55,0000.001%
115.Tanzania$44,0000.0004%
116.Algeria$43,0000.0004%
117.Turkmenistan$42,0000.0004%
118.Albania$40,0000.0004%
119.Sudan$38,0000.0004%
120.Montenegro$37,0000.0004%
121.Myanmar$32,0000.0003%
122.Timor-Leste$31,0000.0003%
123.Gabon$30,0000.0003%
124.Andorra$26,0000.0002%
125.Niger$24,0000.0002%
126.Cameroon$23,0000.0002%
127.Madagascar$22,0000.0002%
128.Iraq$21,0000.0002%
129.Antigua/Barbuda$21,0000.0002%
130.Mongolia$17,0000.0002%
131.Malawi$16,0000.0002%
132.Palestine$14,0000.0001%
133.US Minor Outlying Is$11,0000.0001%
134.Venezuela$10,0000.0001%
135.Tajikistan$10,0000.0001%
136.Haiti$9,0000.0001%
137.Benin$9,0000.0001%
138.Botswana$8,0000.0001%
139.Namibia$8,0000.0001%
140.Cambodia$7,0000.0001%
141.Burkina Faso$7,0000.0001%
142.Cabo Verde$5,0000.00005%
143.Saint Kitts/Nevis$5,0000.00005%
144.Suriname$4,0000.00004%
145.Curaçao$3,0000.00003%
146.Aruba$2,0000.00002%
147.Mali$2,0000.00002%
148.Bolivia$2,0000.00002%
149.Bahamas$2,0000.00002%
150.Faroe Islands$1,0000.00001%
151.Seychelles$1,0000.00001%


See also Bananas Exports by Country, Pineapples Exports by Country, Apples Exports by Country and Oranges Exports by Country

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 13, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 13, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 13, 2018

Wikipedia, List of top-selling candy brands. Accessed on June 13, 2018

Alibaba, Supplier information for candy sweets. Accessed on June 13, 2018