Candy Consumption Stats From Around The World {Infographic}

July 13, 2016

We love candy just as much as the next person, but who really loves it the most? To answer this, we’ve compiled some interesting candy consumption stats from around the world.




Cultures from around the world all incorporate candy and sweets into their diet in different ways and at different rates. We’ve outlined the impact candy has on our daily lives in countries around the world.

– Despite the rise in healthier eating, candy sales have grown 2 – 4% over the past five years.

– 1 in 4 American adults will have at least one piece of candy every day of the week.

– 10% of the sugar in the average person’s diet comes from candy.

– Out of the 50 states, Utah has the biggest sweet tooth – consuming more than double the national candy consumption average!

– Chocolate is an $83 billion a year industry – that’s higher than the Gross Domestic Product of more than 130 nations!

– The week of Valentine’s Day makes up 5% of the United States’ chocolate sales for the entire year.

– Europeans account for almost half of the world’s consumption of chocolate, according to the the International Cocoa Organization. The average Brit, Swiss or German will each eat about 24 pounds of chocolate a year. Conversely, the average Indian only consumes about 6 ounces of chocolate a year, while the average Chinese citizen only eats about 3.5 ounces.

World Consumption of Cocoa

Europe – 49.32%

North America – 24.22%

Asia and Oceania – 14.49%

South America – 8.68% Africa – 3.28%



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