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The global dark chocolate market reached a value of US$ 55.5 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 74.9 Billion by 2027, exhibiting at a CAGR of 4.88% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
Dark chocolate, also known as "bittersweet" or "semisweet" chocolate, is made from cocoa butter instead of fats such as palm and coconut oils. Dark chocolate carries a rich and intense flavour, and is an excellent source of flavonoids which contribute to its pigment. The greater amount of flavonoids contributes to darker chocolate and potentially greater health benefits. It contains a very high percentage of cocoa solids, generally more than 60% with little or no added sugar. Some of the products manufactured using dark chocolate include chocolate bars, candies and baking chocolate.
Eating dark chocolate protects the brain from age-related stress and inflammation which play an important role in the neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, it also helps in boosting blood circulation to the brain, which can improve the ability to focus; improving memory, and controlling the anxiety levels.
The report has analysed the global dark chocolate market on the basis of distribution channels, covering super- and hyper-markets, convenience stores, non-grocery retailers and others. The report has further segmented the market on the basis of region, covering Western Europe, North America, Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa and Australasia. Currently, Western Europe represents the largest region for dark chocolate, accounting for majority of the market share.
This report provides a deep insight into the global dark chocolate industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a dark chocolate manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, consultants, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the dark chocolate industry in any manner.
The global dark chocolate market was valued at US$ 55.5 Billion in 2021.
We expect the global dark chocolate market to exhibit a CAGR of 4.88% during 2022-2027.
The rising popularity of dark chocolate owing to its numerous health benefits in maintaining heart
health, reducing calorie intake, lowering blood pressure levels, etc., is primarily driving the global dark
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the changing consumer inclination from
conventional brick-and-mortar distribution channels towards online retail platforms for the purchase of
Based on the distribution channel, the global dark chocolate market can be divided into super- and
hyper- markets, convenience stores, non-grocery retailers, and others. Among these, super- and hyper-
markets hold the majority of the total market share.
On a regional level, the market has been classified into Western Europe, North America, Eastern Europe,
Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and Australasia, where Western Europe currently dominates
the global market.
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