Facts and figures (2020)

Key data of the European sector (EU27 + Switzerland)



companies in Europe




direct employees


13.3 million tons

million tons of products per year



of the total European food innovation


€15.6 billion

export value

€59.5 billion

annual turnover (EU27)

€3.3 billion

import value

Large users of european agricultural materials



Milk Products


About 50%

of the world’s total cocoa production

CAOBISCO Statistical bulletin

CAOBISCO has published its 2024 Statistical Bulletin covering the most recent available data on the chocolate, fine bakery wares and confectionery sectors in Europe (figures from 2022).

The annual CAOBISCO Statistical Bulletin contains key figures illustrating the importance of the sectors represented by CAOBISCO (sugar confectionery, chocolate and fine bakery wares). It covers a broad range of areas including Production, Imports, Exports, Consumption, Consumption per capita, V.A.T. rates on CAOBISCO products, Trade Partners.

The figures are based on PRODCOM and COMEXT data (only for EU countries), as reported officially by EUROSTAT, and, corrected and completed where appropriate by our members at country level.

Non-members of CAOBISCO can purchase the Statistical Bulletin:

PRICE: 180 € – Contact us to place an order

Analytical methods

The methods are sold at 15 € each + (bank and postal costs).
Method 39 is sold at 30€.

There will be a reduction of 20% for those ordering the complete set, and a reduction of 10% for a half set.

Please find below a list of the current methods of analysis from our office as well as our other publications:

List of analytical methods