Candy Sweets Exports by Country

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Global sales of candy sweets exported by country totaled US$10.67 billion in 2018.

Overall, the value of candy sweets exports slowed by an average -0.3% for all exporting countries since 2014 when candy sweets shipments were valued at $10 billion. Year over year, the worldwide value of exported candy sweets depreciated by -0.2% from 2017 to 2018.

From a continental perspective, shippers in Europe sold the highest dollar worth of exported candy sweets during 2018 with shipments valued at $5.9 billion or over half (55.6%) of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 22.1% while 15.5% originated from North America. Smaller percentages came from Latin America (4.3%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Africa (1.4%) and Oceania (1%) mostly Australia and New Zealand.

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 2018.

  1. Germany: US$1.2 billion (11.4% of exported candy sweets)
  2. China: $823.1 million (7.7%)
  3. Belgium: $726.3 million (6.8%)
  4. Netherlands: $723.3 million (6.8%)
  5. Mexico: $642 million (6%)
  6. Spain: $562.7 million (5.3%)
  7. United States: $538.1 million (5%)
  8. Canada: $471 million (4.4%)
  9. Turkey: $405.4 million (3.8%)
  10. Poland: $398.4 million (3.7%)
  11. United Kingdom: $292.5 million (2.7%)
  12. France: $205 million (1.9%)
  13. Italy: $194.4 million (1.8%)
  14. Czech Republic: $181 million (1.7%)
  15. Switzerland: $172.8 million (1.6%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 70.7% of global candy sweets exports in 2018.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing candy sweets exporters since 2014 were: Mexico (up 21%), Netherlands (up 20.7%), Poland (up 11.3%) and Switzerland (up 10.4%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported candy sweets sales namely: Italy (down -11.3%), Czech Republic (down -8.8%), Belgium (down -4.3%), Turkey (down -2.9%) and France (down -0.4%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for candy sweets during 2018. 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$581.8 million (net export surplus down -7.4% since 2014)
  2. Mexico: $534.5 million (up 22%)
  3. Germany: $508.4 million (up 23.2%)
  4. Spain: $409.4 million (down -1.1%)
  5. Belgium: $408.3 million (down -8.2%)
  6. Turkey: $388.2 million (down -3.2%)
  7. Netherlands: $310.5 million (down -6%)
  8. Poland: $171.9 million (up 8.1%)
  9. Colombia: $142.3 million (down -58.3%)
  10. Brazil: $92 million (up 12.8%)
  11. Ukraine: $91.3 million (up 12.6%)
  12. Czech Republic: $85.6 million (down -15.2%)
  13. India: $82 million (up 26.4%)
  14. Indonesia: $80.4 million (up 3.3%)
  15. Thailand: $78.3 million (up 29.3%)

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 2018. 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$1.3 billion (net export deficit up 20.1% since 2014)
  2. United Kingdom: -$309.8 million (down -22.4%)
  3. France: -$218.7 million (up 9.1%)
  4. Australia: -$128.8 million (down -12.5%)
  5. South Korea: -$121 million (up 298.8%)
  6. Sweden: -$110.7 million (up 1%)
  7. Hong Kong: -$108.1 million (up 14.4%)
  8. Saudi Arabia: -$99.6 million (down -11.2%)
  9. Philippines: -$90.9 million (up 206.6%)
  10. Norway: -$78.3 million (down -21.5%)
  11. United Arab Emirates: -$75.6 million (up 1.9%)
  12. Romania: -$65.2 million (up 89.5%)
  13. Iraq: -$47.9 million (up 935.1%)
  14. Belarus: -$46.5 million (up 4.3%)
  15. Chile: -$45.2 million (up 10.2%)

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 in 2018

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RankExporterCandy Sweets Exports (US$)%World Total
1.Germany$1.2 billion11.4%
2.China$823.1 million7.7%
3.Belgium$726.3 million6.8%
4.Netherlands$723.3 million6.8%
5.Mexico$642 million6%
6.Spain$562.7 million5.3%
7.United States$538.1 million5%
8.Canada$471 million4.4%
9.Turkey$405.4 million3.8%
10.Poland$398.4 million3.7%
11.United Kingdom$292.5 million2.7%
12.France$205 million1.9%
13.Italy$194.4 million1.8%
14.Czech Republic$181 million1.7%
15.Switzerland$172.8 million1.6%
16.Thailand$172 million1.6%
17.Colombia$168.4 million1.6%
18.Russia$166.7 million1.6%
19.Denmark$156.5 million1.5%
20.Ukraine$134.4 million1.3%
21.Ireland$134 million1.3%
22.Indonesia$133.9 million1.3%
23.Japan$127.5 million1.2%
24.Sweden$123.7 million1.2%
25.Brazil$117.9 million1.1%
26.Austria$109.7 million1%
27.South Korea$106.3 million1%
28.India$102.7 million1%
29.Hungary$92.7 million0.9%
30.Slovakia$92.5 million0.9%
31.Malaysia$89.9 million0.8%
32.Hong Kong$87.7 million0.8%
33.Vietnam$80.6 million0.8%
34.Greece$63.2 million0.6%
35.South Africa$61.6 million0.6%
36.Australia$58.6 million0.5%
37.New Zealand$52.1 million0.5%
38.Guatemala$41.2 million0.4%
39.Singapore$41.2 million0.4%
40.Taiwan$41 million0.4%
41.Argentina$41 million0.4%
42.Finland$37.5 million0.4%
43.El Salvador$36 million0.3%
44.Egypt$35.1 million0.3%
45.Kazakhstan$34 million0.3%
46.Pakistan$27.2 million0.3%
47.Lithuania$25.7 million0.2%
48.Ecuador$22.7 million0.2%
49.Morocco$18.9 million0.2%
50.Bulgaria$17.9 million0.2%
51.Romania$17.4 million0.2%
52.Philippines$17.1 million0.2%
53.Costa Rica$16 million0.2%
54.Lebanon$14 million0.1%
55.Slovenia$13.3 million0.1%
56.Israel$12.9 million0.1%
57.Belarus$12.8 million0.1%
58.Jordan$12.2 million0.1%
59.Croatia$11.4 million0.1%
60.Zambia$11.4 million0.1%
61.Latvia$10.7 million0.1%
62.Estonia$10 million0.1%
63.Serbia$9.6 million0.1%
64.Eswatini$9.6 million0.1%
65.Portugal$9 million0.1%
66.North Macedonia$6.1 million0.1%
67.Bangladesh$6 million0.1%
68.Kenya$5.8 million0.1%
69.Norway$5.7 million0.1%
70.Peru$5.6 million0.1%
71.Oman$4.7 million0.04%
72.Moldova$3.8 million0.04%
73.United Arab Emirates$3.7 million0.03%
74.Saudi Arabia$3.1 million0.03%
75.Trinidad/Tobago$3.1 million0.03%
76.Chile$2.9 million0.03%
77.Kuwait$2.8 million0.03%
78.Syrian Arab Republic$2.7 million0.03%
79.Iran$2.5 million0.02%
80.Uzbekistan$2.3 million0.02%
81.Tunisia$1.8 million0.02%
82.Macao$1.8 million0.02%
83.Zimbabwe$1.5 million0.01%
84.Uganda$1.5 million0.01%
85.Honduras$1.3 million0.01%
86.Nigeria$1.3 million0.01%
87.Armenia$1.1 million0.01%
88.Georgia$843,0000.01%
89.Luxembourg$753,0000.01%
90.Dominican Republic$694,0000.01%
91.Kyrgyzstan$692,0000.01%
92.Ivory Coast$689,0000.01%
93.Belize$560,0000.01%
94.Iceland$551,0000.01%
95.Bosnia/Herzegovina$489,0000.005%
96.Mauritius$450,0000.004%
97.Azerbaijan$431,0000.004%
98.Guyana$418,0000.004%
99.Togo$402,0000.004%
100.Cyprus$396,0000.004%
101.Barbados$327,0000.003%
102.Senegal$286,0000.003%
103.Tanzania$217,0000.002%
104.Panama$179,0000.002%
105.Malta$163,0000.002%
106.Fiji$156,0000.001%
107.Sri Lanka$155,0000.001%
108.Uruguay$149,0000.001%
109.Albania$128,0000.001%
110.Iraq$104,0000.001%
111.Namibia$103,0000.001%
112.Paraguay$102,0000.001%
113.Nepal$100,0000.001%
114.Turkmenistan$75,0000.001%
115.Benin$68,0000.001%
116.Cambodia$64,0000.001%
117.Palestine$62,0000.001%
118.Gibraltar$60,0000.001%
119.Qatar$55,0000.001%
120.Afghanistan$48,0000.0004%
121.Jamaica$42,0000.0004%
122.Montenegro$41,0000.0004%
123.Gabon$40,0000.0004%
124.Venezuela$40,0000.0004%
125.Ghana$36,0000.0003%
126.Algeria$36,0000.0003%
127.Madagascar$30,0000.0003%
128.Tajikistan$27,0000.0003%
129.Nicaragua$23,0000.0002%
130.Liberia$18,0000.0002%
131.Mongolia$16,0000.0001%
132.Mali$11,0000.0001%
133.Tokelau$10,0000.0001%
134.Bolivia$9,0000.0001%
135.Botswana$8,0000.0001%
136.Myanmar (Burma)$6,0000.0001%
137.Saint Lucia$6,0000.0001%
138.Bermuda$4,0000.00004%
139.Gambia$4,0000.00004%
140.North Korea$4,0000.00004%
141.Malawi$3,0000.00003%
142.Mozambique$3,0000.00003%
143.Andorra$2,0000.00002%
144.Cameroon$2,0000.00002%
145.Suriname$2,0000.00002%
146.US Minor Outlying Is$1,0000.00001%
147.Sudan$1,0000.00001%
148.Brunei Darussalam$1,0000.00001%
149.Niger$1,0000.00001%
150.Lesotho$1,0000.00001%


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

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

Forbes Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 18, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 18, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 18, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 18, 2019

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