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In 2023, Ukraine became one of top three exporters of chocolate to European Union

1 April , 2024  

In 2023, Ukraine became one of the top three exporters of chocolate to the European Union, supplying 22 thousand tons of the product, Eurostat reported. According to its data, Ukraine accounted for 13% of EU chocolate imports.

Only Switzerland (62 thousand tons, 36% share) and the United Kingdom (61 thousand tons, 36% share) supplied chocolate to the EU.

At the same time, the EU countries supplied 867 thousand tons of chocolate and chocolate bars to foreign markets.

Germany was the largest exporter, with 221 thousand tons, accounting for 26% of the total. The second place was taken by the Netherlands with 123 thousand tons and 14% respectively, and the third place was taken by Poland with 115 thousand tons and 13%. Belgium, known for its sweets, exported 96 thousand tons (11%).

The five largest export partners outside the EU included: The United Kingdom, which bought 315 thousand tons of chocolate from the EU (36%); the United States – 72 thousand tons (8%); Russia – 65 thousand tons (7%); Canada – 31 thousand tons (4%); Australia – 27 thousand tons (3%).