Candy Statistics

Last Updated on: April 15th, 2022

Candy Statistics

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Here is a collection of some of the most interesting Candy 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 Fun Facts:

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