Candy Sweets Exports by Country

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Candy sweets exports by country totaled US$9.4 billion in 2015, up by an average 7% for all shippers of candy sweets over the five-year period starting in 2011. Year over year, the global value of exported candy sweets dipped -10.7% from 2014 to 2015.

Among continents, European Union members exported the highest dollar worth of candy sweets during 2015 with shipments valued at $4.7 billion or almost half (49.6%) of the global total.

In second place were Asian exporters at 21.6 while 15.7% of worldwide candy sweets shipments originated from North America.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for candy sweets is 170490. That code 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 2015:

  1. Germany: US$1 billion (10.8% of total exported candy sweets
  2. China: $755.1 million (8%)
  3. Belgium: $659.4 million (7%)
  4. Netherlands: $571.4 million (6.1%)
  5. Mexico: $523.3 million (5.5%)
  6. United States: $506.2 million (5.4%)
  7. Canada: $452.6 million (4.8%)
  8. Spain: $440.8 million (4.7%)
  9. Turkey: $359.2 million (3.8%)
  10. Poland: $321.1 million (3.4%)
  11. United Kingdom: $266.5 million (2.8%)
  12. Colombia: $215.4 million (2.3%)
  13. Italy: $198.8 million (2.1%)
  14. Czech Republic: $182.6 million (1.94%)
  15. France: $181.8 million (1.93%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 70.6% of all candy sweets exports in 2015 (by value).

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing exporters of candy sweets since 2011 were: Poland (up 53%), Italy (up 48.4%), China (up 33.9%) and United States (up 33.8%).

Three countries posted modest declines in their international candy sweets sales, namely Colombia (down -2.9%), France (down -2.2%) and Spain (down -1.7%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for candy sweets during 2015. 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$580.3 million (net export surplus up 18.7% since 2011)
  2. Mexico: $419.6 million (up 15.3%)
  3. Belgium: $403.9 million (up 12.4%)
  4. Germany: $351.7 million (up 7.4%)
  5. Turkey: $343.3 million (up 32.7%)
  6. Spain: $316.6 million (up 3%)
  7. Netherlands: $290.8 million (up 14.1%)
  8. Colombia: $194.7 million (down -6.9%)
  9. Poland: $149.1 million (up 195.1%)
  10. Czech Republic: $87.7 million (up 6.9%)
  11. Indonesia: $74.4 million (down -8.2%)
  12. Canada: $74.2 million (down -1%)
  13. Switzerland: $69.3 million (up 17%)
  14. Thailand: $68.8 million (down -9.2%)
  15. Brazil: $65.4 million (down -48%)

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 2015. 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$1.1 billion (net export deficit up 10.5% since 2011)
  2. United Kingdom: -$330.3 million (up 4.9%)
  3. France: -$211.3 million (up 0.9%)
  4. Australia: -$136.8 million (up 10.6%)
  5. Hong Kong: -$100.8 million (up 20.7%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: -$98.7 million (up 43.5%)
  7. Sweden: -$92.1 million (down -19.3%)
  8. Norway: -$87.9 million (down -3.4%)
  9. United Arab Emirates: -$85.5 million (up 36.9%)
  10. Venezuela: -$78.1 million (down -36.2%)
  11. South Korea: -$60.6 million (down -375.1%)
  12. Chile: -$42.8 million (up 60.8%)
  13. Iraq: -$42.1 million (down -47.1%)
  14. Philippines: -$40.4 million (up 231.1%)
  15. Romania: -$39 million (up 26.1%)

United States 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.

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


 

Searchable List of Candy Sweets Exporters

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RankExporter2015 Exported Candy% World Total
1.GermanyUS$1 billion10.8%
2.China$755.1 million8%
3.Belgium$659.4 million7%
4.Netherlands$571.4 million6.1%
5.Mexico$523.3 million5.5%
6.United States$506.2 million5.4%
7.Canada$452.6 million4.8%
8.Spain$440.8 million4.7%
9.Turkey$359.2 million3.8%
10.Poland$321.1 million3.4%
11.United Kingdom$266.5 million2.8%
12.Colombia$215.4 million2.3%
13.Italy$198.8 million2.1%
14.Czech Republic$182.6 million1.9%
15.France$181.8 million1.9%
16.Switzerland$167.4 million1.8%
17.Denmark$155.6 million1.6%
18.Thailand$134.8 million1.4%
19.Russia$125.8 million1.3%
20.Indonesia$116.7 million1.2%
21.Sweden$113.6 million1.2%
22.Ireland$109 million1.2%
23.South Korea$106.3 million1.1%
24.Brazil$104.2 million1.1%
25.Hong Kong$93.3 million1%
26.Hungary$92.4 million1%
27.Austria$90.1 million1%
28.Slovakia$86.7 million0.9%
29.Malaysia$76.7 million0.8%
30.Japan$75.3 million0.8%
31.Vietnam$74.4 million0.8%
32.India$73.4 million0.8%
33.Ukraine$66.1 million0.7%
34.Guatemala$64.6 million0.7%
35.Greece$54 million0.6%
36.South Africa$51.9 million0.5%
37.New Zealand$47.9 million0.5%
38.Argentina$46.9 million0.5%
39.Australia$41 million0.4%
40.Finland$37.8 million0.4%
41.Taiwan$36.8 million0.4%
42.Ecuador$35.5 million0.4%
43.Singapore$33.5 million0.4%
44.Pakistan$31.8 million0.3%
45.El Salvador$31 million0.3%
46.Morocco$30.7 million0.3%
47.Kazakhstan$23 million0.2%
48.Saudi Arabia$21.9 million0.2%
49.Lithuania$21.6 million0.2%
50.United Arab Emirates$19.3 million0.2%
51.Kuwait$16.7 million0.2%
52.Egypt$15.6 million0.2%
53.Bulgaria$14.5 million0.2%
54.Romania$14 million0.1%
55.Philippines$13.3 million0.1%
56.Israel$11.7 million0.1%
57.Slovenia$11.5 million0.1%
58.Norway$10.3 million0.1%
59.Tunisia$10 million0.1%
60.Swaziland$9.9 million0.1%
61.Honduras$9.9 million0.1%
62.Belarus$9.6 million0.1%
63.Croatia$9.3 million0.1%
64.Costa Rica$8.7 million0.1%
65.Lebanon$8.4 million0.1%
66.Zambia$8.4 million0.1%
67.Portugal$8.3 million0.1%
68.Latvia$8.2 million0.1%
69.Jordan$8 million0.1%
70.Kenya$7.8 million0.1%
71.Serbia$7.5 million0.1%
72.Estonia$6.9 million0.1%
73.Oman$6.7 million0.1%
74.Macedonia$5.6 million0.1%
75.Peru$5.1 million0.1%
76.Togo$5 million0.1%
77.Moldova$3.7 million0.04%
78.Chile$3.3 million0.04%
79.Trinidad/Tobago$3.3 million0.04%
80.Bangladesh$3 million0.03%
81.Syrian Arab Republic$2.5 million0.03%
82.Dominican Republic$2.5 million0.03%
83.Panama$2.5 million0.03%
84.Macao$1.8 million0.02%
85.Iran$1.2 million0.01%
86.Zimbabwe$969,0000.01%
87.Armenia$848,0000.01%
88.Mauritius$729,0000.01%
89.Georgia$683,0000.01%
90.Yemen$683,0000.01%
91.Bahrain$647,0000.01%
92.Luxembourg$635,0000.01%
93.Nicaragua$583,0000.01%
94.Bosnia/Herzegovina$527,0000.01%
95.Kyrgyzstan$462,0000.005%
96.Uganda$437,0000.005%
97.Niger$407,0000.004%
98.Iceland$374,0000.004%
99.Guyana$356,0000.004%
100.Tanzania$311,0000.003%
101.Cyprus$291,0000.003%
102.Malta$261,0000.003%
103.Uzbekistan$169,0000.002%
104.Gabon$160,0000.002%
105.Turkmenistan$157,0000.002%
106.Uruguay$135,0000.001%
107.Barbados$135,0000.001%
108.Sierra Leone$125,0000.001%
109.Fiji$112,0000.001%
110.Sri Lanka$107,0000.001%
111.Sudan (North + South)$97,0000.001%
112.Bolivia$91,0000.001%
113.Nigeria$88,0000.001%
114.Botswana$85,0000.001%
115.Senegal$85,0000.001%
116.Ghana$80,0000.001%
117.Guinea$72,0000.001%
118.Qatar$71,0000.001%
119.Malawi$68,0000.001%
120.Jamaica$65,0000.001%
121.Azerbaijan$65,0000.001%
122.Albania$59,0000.001%
123.Faroe Islands$53,0000.001%
124.Iraq$52,0000.001%
125.Mozambique$48,0000.001%
126.Mongolia$42,0000.0004%
127.Côte d'Ivoire$36,0000.0004%
128.Brunei Darussalam$36,0000.0004%
129.Cameroon$35,0000.0004%
130.Afghanistan$31,0000.0003%
131.Netherlands Antilles$28,0000.0003%
132.Burkina Faso$26,0000.0003%
133.Tajikistan$25,0000.0003%
134.Montenegro$25,0000.0003%
135.Turks/Caicos Islands$23,0000.0002%
136.North Korea$22,0000.0002%
137.Cabo Verde$18,0000.0002%
138.Venezuela$18,0000.0002%
139.Cambodia$17,0000.0002%
140.Grenada$17,0000.0002%
141.Lesotho$17,0000.0002%
142.Madagascar$15,0000.0002%
143.Nepal$9,0000.0001%
144.New Caledonia$9,0000.0001%
145.Myanmar (Burma)$9,0000.0001%
146.US Minor Outlying Is$9,0000.0001%
147.Namibia$7,0000.0001%
148.Paraguay$6,0000.0001%
149.Palestine$6,0000.0001%
150.Sao Tome/Principe$6,0000.0001%
151.Solomon Islands$5,0000.0001%
152.American Samoa$5,0000.0001%
153.Mali$5,0000.0001%
154.Dominica$4,0000.00004%
155.Samoa$2,0000.00002%
156.Benin$2,0000.00002%
157.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$1,0000.00001%
158.Bermuda$1,0000.00001%
159.Suriname$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 September 21, 2016

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on September 21, 2016

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on September 21, 2016

Wikipedia, List of top-selling candy brands. Accessed on September 21, 2016

Alibaba, Supplier information for candy sweets. Accessed on September 21, 2016