Chocolate won the hearts of many upon its invention, soon becoming the favorite among all candy. But do you know which country is the biggest fan of this cocoa-based treat, consuming tonnes of it a year?
Let’s find out!
Which Country Has the Highest Consumption of Chocolate per Capita?
According to 2017 statistics, Switzerland leads the chocolate consumption charts, consuming 8.8 kg of chocolate per capita per year. This doesn’t come as a surprise, considering Switzerland’s reputation as the producer of the world’s best chocolates.
Revealing Stats and Facts About Global Chocolate Consumption
The following stats and facts reveal how the rest of the world compares to Switzerland in terms of chocolate consumption.
The global average chocolate consumption per capita sits at approximately 0.9 kg per year.
Since the current global population is about 7.9 billion, this means the world consumes a whopping 7.11 billion kilograms worth of chocolate a year, on average.
Europe is the world’s largest chocolate consumer.
According to chocolate statistics related to consumption, European citizens have a big appetite for chocolate, consuming an impressive 5 kg per capita per year.
Besides Switzerland, Austria and Germany topped chocolate consumption charts in 2017.
(Lindt & Sprüngli) (Statista)
Switzerland ranked second with 8.8 kg per capita, while Austria ranked third with 7.9 kg per capita.
Chocolate consumption in the US amounted to 10.8 kg per capita in 2020.
This is a significant increase from the figure recorded in 2019 (when the average annual consumption totaled 9.7 kg per capita).
On the bright side, expectations for the future are high, as the average American is projected to eat 10.9 kg of chocolate in 2025.
Chocolate consumption in the US is projected to reach record heights in 2025.
According to recent estimates, Americans could eat a staggering 10.9 kg of chocolate per capita in 2025.
Research shows that milk chocolate is the most consumed chocolate in the world.
(Herald Scholarly Open Access)
As many as 40% of survey respondents admitted to consuming milk chocolate. Dark chocolate followed with 28.4%.
Women have a 27% higher chance to “enjoy chocolate a great deal” than men.
Furthermore, women appear to be less influenced by the chocolate price than men when considering purchasing this treat.
Despite increased interest in healthy lifestyles and cleaner ways of eating, chocolate consumption is rising worldwide, with great demand coming from Europe. So, kick back, grab a piece of this delicious sweet and enjoy!