A positive outlook can be highlighted for the Japanese confectionery market: It represents the sixth-largest domestic market in the world, with retail sales of US$ 9.4 billion in 2017. In the next few years, this number is expected to grow until 2022 at least: the main driver behind this growth appears to be the implementation of smaller pack sizes. On the other hand, Japan still represents the eleventh largest confectionery importer in the world. The most important subsector is represented by the chocolate confectionery one, whose growth was stopped only in 2018, as it will be analysed in-depth in the next sections.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Sector Trend Analysis – Confectionery products in Japan, 2018
All Nippon Kashi Association, Comments on Confectionery production output and results of the estimated value, 2019 (Japanese Website)

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Chocolate
  • Ice Cream
  • Expert Report
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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