Candy Industry Statistics

Last Updated on: January 14th, 2024

Candy Industry Statistics

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Candy has been a popular treat for generations, enjoyed by people of all ages. According to recent studies, the global candy market is expected to reach over $40 billion by 2024, driven by a growing demand for sweet and convenient snacks. In addition, advancements in technology and innovations in flavors and packaging have helped to keep the candy market vibrant and growing. The COVID-19 pandemic has had some impact on the candy market, with changing consumer behaviors and economic uncertainty leading to fluctuations in demand. However, candy remains a staple in many households and is likely to continue to be a popular treat in the years to come. Additionally, the growth of the e-commerce sector has made it easier for consumers to access their favorite candy brands, further boosting the market’s growth potential.

Here is a collection of some of the most interesting Candy industry statistics I have stumbled across in my internet travels. These posts cover both the candy industry and individual companies.

Stat posts here are edited and updated almost daily, so be sure to check back often!

Candy Industry Statistics:

Total global sugar confectionery sales in 2017:

$52.116 billion

Amount of candy consumed in the US in 2016:

5 million pounds

Amount of candy consumed in China in 2016:

4.7 million pounds

Country with the highest per capita consumption of candy:

Number of people employed by the US confectionery industry directly:


Last updated 4/17/19

Number of candy-producing facilities in the US:


Last updated 4/17/19

Economic output of the candy industry in the US:

$44.6 billion

Last updated 4/17/19

Annual candy sales in the US:

$35 billion

Last updated 9/10/18

Candy Company Statistics Pages: