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Confectionery Resources

Export Opportunities and Resources for Confectionery Industry


In 2003, U.S. exports of confectionery products were 231,000 tons, valued at $695 million, which is nearly 4 percent of domestic confectionery production by value.   Chocolate is the most popular confectionery export, with sales valued at $400 million in 2003, followed by sugar confectionery and chewing gum.


 Exports are forecast to decrease slightly by volume to 220,000 tons, but value is likely to be unchanged at $700 million, based on the pace of trade for the first eight months of 2004.  Confectionery manufacturers can use the Sugar-Containing Products Re-Export Program to purchase sugar at world market prices for use in products that will be exported.  


The "U.S. Market Profile for Confectionery Products." This report contains a review on US exports, growth rates and insights into the top 5 export markets. 



Top 5 Export Market Information


USDA Annual Exporter Guide - for food products.     


U.S. Food Exporter's Guide to Mexico 2004


U.S. Food Exporter's Guide to Japan 2003


South Korea
Exporter Guide Annual 2004