Candy Sweets Exports by Country

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Global sales from candy sweets exports by country amounted to US$9.8 billion in 2016.

Overall, the value of candy sweets exports were up by an average 9.7% for all exporting countries since 2012 when candy sweets shipments were valued at $9 billion. Year over year, the global value of exported candy sweets appreciated by 3.1% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, shippers in Europe exported the highest dollar worth of candy sweets during 2016 with shipments valued at $5.2 billion or over half (53.3%) of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 22.5% while 15.5% of exported candy sweets originated from North America. Smaller percentages came from Latin America excluding Mexico (5.5%), Africa (2.3%) and Oceania including Australia (0.8%).

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 2016:

  1. Germany: US$1.1 billion (10.9% of exported candy sweets)
  2. China: $755.5 million (7.7%)
  3. Belgium: $708.7 million (7.2%)
  4. Netherlands: $554.4 million (5.6%)
  5. Mexico: $550.8 million (5.6%)
  6. United States: $517 million (5.3%)
  7. Spain: $483.6 million (4.9%)
  8. Canada: $459.8 million (4.7%)
  9. Turkey: $359.9 million (3.7%)
  10. Poland: $339.8 million (3.5%)
  11. United Kingdom: $249 million (2.5%)
  12. Colombia: $231.1 million (2.4%)
  13. Italy: $191.9 million (2%)
  14. Czech Republic: $189.6 million (1.9%)
  15. France: $180.9 million (1.8%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 69.7% of global candy sweets exports in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing candy sweets exporters since 2012 were: Poland (up 47.1%), China (up 27.7%), Italy (up 22.7%) and United States (up 21%).

Only one top country posted a decline in its exported candy sweets sales, specifically Colombia via its -2.7% drop.

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for candy sweets during 2016. 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$575.2 million (net export surplus up 16.3% since 2012)
  2. Mexico: $448.3 million (up 21.2%)
  3. Germany: $424.6 million (up 20.1%)
  4. Belgium: $423.2 million (up 21.2%)
  5. Spain: $350.3 million (up 3.9%)
  6. Turkey: $344.6 million (up 8.1%)
  7. Netherlands: $294.9 million (down -2.9%)
  8. Colombia: $207.8 million (down -5%)
  9. Poland: $174.4 million (up 114.2%)
  10. Thailand: $87.6 million (up 12.4%)
  11. Czech Republic: $83.7 million (up 8.9%)
  12. Brazil: $83.4 million (down -20.5%)
  13. Egypt: $81.9 million (up 321.2%)
  14. India: $75.8 million (up 102.7%)
  15. Indonesia: $71.4 million (down -20.9%)

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 2016. 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 20.9% since 2012)
  2. United Kingdom: -$305.7 million (down -0.8%)
  3. France: -$239.6 million (up 17.2%)
  4. Australia: -$141.2 million (up 6.8%)
  5. Venezuela: -$110.3 million (down -26.5%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: -$105.5 million (up 39.7%)
  7. Hong Kong: -$97 million (up 9.5%)
  8. Sweden: -$94.8 million (down -18.6%)
  9. Norway: -$91.5 million (up 6.1%)
  10. South Korea: -$86.6 million (reversing an $11.6 million surplus)
  11. United Arab Emirates: -$78.5 million (up 61.9%)
  12. Romania: -$55.9 million (up 103.2%)
  13. Libya: -$55.2 million (up 141.8%)
  14. Philippines: -$52.5 million (up 114%)
  15. Iraq: -$51.3 million (up 90.8%)

The 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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RankExporter2016 Candy Sweets Exports% World Total
1.GermanyUS$1.1 billion10.9%
2.China$755.5 million7.7%
3.Belgium$708.7 million7.2%
4.Netherlands$554.4 million5.6%
5.Mexico$550.8 million5.6%
6.United States$517 million5.3%
7.Spain$483.6 million4.9%
8.Canada$459.8 million4.7%
9.Turkey$359.9 million3.7%
10.Poland$339.8 million3.5%
11.United Kingdom$249 million2.5%
12.Colombia$231.1 million2.4%
13.Italy$191.9 million2%
14.Czech Republic$189.6 million1.9%
15.France$180.9 million1.8%
16.Switzerland$160 million1.6%
17.Thailand$158.6 million1.6%
18.Denmark$149.7 million1.5%
19.Russia$131.9 million1.3%
20.Ireland$128.1 million1.3%
21.Indonesia$119.7 million1.2%
22.Sweden$115.4 million1.2%
23.Brazil$109.7 million1.1%
24.South Korea$106.9 million1.1%
25.Japan$102.5 million1%
26.Hungary$99.9 million1%
27.Austria$97.5 million1%
28.India$92.7 million0.9%
29.Egypt$87.2 million0.9%
30.Hong Kong$87 million0.9%
31.Vietnam$84.9 million0.9%
32.Slovakia$80.8 million0.8%
33.Malaysia$79.5 million0.8%
34.Ukraine$74.6 million0.8%
35.South Africa$60.4 million0.6%
36.Greece$56.4 million0.6%
37.Guatemala$55.8 million0.6%
38.New Zealand$48.7 million0.5%
39.Argentina$43 million0.4%
40.Pakistan$39 million0.4%
41.Finland$36.4 million0.4%
42.Taiwan$35.7 million0.4%
43.Singapore$35.3 million0.4%
44.Australia$34.6 million0.4%
45.Morocco$33.1 million0.3%
46.El Salvador$31.9 million0.3%
47.Ecuador$30.1 million0.3%
48.Lithuania$26.9 million0.3%
49.Kazakhstan$26.5 million0.3%
50.United Arab Emirates$23.3 million0.2%
51.Philippines$15.2 million0.2%
52.Saudi Arabia$14.8 million0.2%
53.Kenya$14.2 million0.1%
54.Jordan$14.2 million0.1%
55.Romania$13.3 million0.1%
56.Israel$13.1 million0.1%
57.Bulgaria$12.8 million0.1%
58.Lebanon$12.2 million0.1%
59.Costa Rica$12 million0.1%
60.Slovenia$11.5 million0.1%
61.Kuwait$11.4 million0.1%
62.Honduras$9.8 million0.1%
63.Croatia$9.8 million0.1%
64.Latvia$9.4 million0.1%
65.Estonia$9.3 million0.1%
66.Belarus$9 million0.1%
67.Portugal$8.9 million0.1%
68.Swaziland$8.6 million0.1%
69.Norway$8.1 million0.1%
70.Serbia$7.8 million0.1%
71.Macedonia$5.5 million0.1%
72.Cameroon$5.4 million0.1%
73.Peru$4.9 million0.1%
74.Oman$4.6 million0.05%
75.Trinidad/Tobago$4.5 million0.05%
76.Togo$3.7 million0.04%
77.Bangladesh$3.3 million0.03%
78.Syria$2.9 million0.03%
79.Senegal$2.9 million0.03%
80.Chile$2.9 million0.03%
81.Moldova$2.8 million0.03%
82.Gambia$2.6 million0.03%
83.Tunisia$2.6 million0.03%
84.Nigeria$2.3 million0.02%
85.Macao$1.7 million0.02%
86.Iran$1.6 million0.02%
87.Niger$1.4 million0.01%
88.Georgia$1.4 million0.01%
89.Armenia$1.2 million0.01%
90.Zambia$1 million0.01%
91.Namibia$894,0000.01%
92.Iceland$842,0000.01%
93.Bahrain$746,0000.01%
94.Mauritius$706,0000.01%
95.Zimbabwe$675,0000.01%
96.Uzbekistan$663,0000.01%
97.Uganda$645,0000.01%
98.Dominican Republic$596,0000.01%
99.Luxembourg$588,0000.01%
100.Bosnia/Herzegovina$556,0000.01%
101.Yemen$412,0000.004%
102.Kyrgyzstan$344,0000.004%
103.Rwanda$317,0000.003%
104.Panama$313,0000.003%
105.Guyana$297,0000.003%
106.Myanmar (Burma)$295,0000.003%
107.Cyprus$263,0000.003%
108.Nicaragua$249,0000.003%
109.Brunei Darussalam$206,0000.002%
110.Azerbaijan$166,0000.002%
111.Fiji$156,0000.002%
112.Sierra Leone$151,0000.002%
113.Barbados$147,0000.001%
114.Uruguay$143,0000.001%
115.Jamaica$121,0000.001%
116.Ghana$112,0000.001%
117.Laos$110,0000.001%
118.Malta$107,0000.001%
119.Guinea$103,0000.001%
120.Faroe Islands$92,0000.001%
121.Botswana$89,0000.001%
122.Albania$83,0000.001%
123.Nepal$79,0000.001%
124.Tanzania$72,0000.001%
125.Iraq$68,0000.001%
126.Afghanistan$67,0000.001%
127.Sri Lanka$67,0000.001%
128.Gabon$52,0000.001%
129.Malawi$52,0000.001%
130.Curaçao$46,0000.0005%
131.Sudan$45,0000.0005%
132.Mongolia$44,0000.0004%
133.Cambodia$44,0000.0004%
134.Bolivia$43,0000.0004%
135.Madagascar$35,0000.0004%
136.Mozambique$31,0000.0003%
137.Tajikistan$30,0000.0003%
138.Algeria$28,0000.0003%
139.Turkmenistan$26,0000.0003%
140.North Korea$24,0000.0002%
141.Gibraltar$21,0000.0002%
142.Montenegro$20,0000.0002%
143.Tokelau$18,0000.0002%
144.Paraguay$17,0000.0002%
145.Côte d'Ivoire$16,0000.0002%
146.Venezuela$15,0000.0002%
147.US Minor Outlying Is$9,0000.0001%
148.Comoros$9,0000.0001%
149.Benin$8,0000.0001%
150.Saint Lucia$8,0000.0001%
151.Lesotho$7,0000.0001%
152.Palestine$6,0000.0001%
153.Andorra$6,0000.0001%
154.Mali$5,0000.0001%
155.Aruba$3,0000.00003%
156.Antigua/Barbuda$2,0000.00002%
157.Djibouti$2,0000.00002%
158.Bermuda$1,0000.00001%
159.Qatar$1,0000.00001%
160.Liberia$1,0000.00001%
161.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 July 17, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on July 17, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on July 17, 2017

Wikipedia, List of top-selling candy brands. Accessed on July 17, 2017

Alibaba, Supplier information for candy sweets. Accessed on July 17, 2017