Sugar Confectionery Market USD 82.17 Billion By 2032, CAGR 4.8%

Sugar Confectionery Market Size Worth USD 82.17 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 4.8%

The global sugar confectionery market size is expected to reach USD 82.17 Billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Sugar Confectionery Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Hard-Boiled Sweets, Gums & Jellies, Caramels & Toffees, Medicated Confectionery, Others); By Distribution Channel; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The sugar confectionery market is driven by several factors including customer preferences for sweet items that are both accessible and affordable. Another driving factor is the ongoing innovation in tastes, shapes, and packaging, which keeps the industry expanding and attracts customers with novel and interesting items. Also, one major reason for the steady demand throughout the year is the custom of exchanging sugar confectionery items as gifts during festivals and festive seasons. Sugar confections are a wide range of mouthwatering foods that are mostly made of sugar and are sometimes enhanced with water, glucose syrup, flavorings, and colorings. This broad market includes a wide range of confections that are sweetened to a delicious degree, such as chocolates, gums, and jellies.

The consistent novel product introductions into the market are the reason for the sugar confectionery industry's strong sales. The market for sugar confections has demonstrated an amazing capacity for change and customer acquisition through innovative and distinctive products. To attract consumer’s interest and encourage interaction, manufacturers regularly provide new flavors, distinctive formulas, and creative packaging designs. These cutting-edge releases not only satisfy customer preferences but also generate craziness, which promotes recurring business and brand loyalty.

Despite this, several restraints, including health concerns, limit the expansion of the sugar confectionery sector. As people become more conscious of health problems like diabetes and obesity, they try to eat fewer sugar-filled meals. A shift in customer has impacted demand for conventional sugary snack tastes toward healthier snack options brought about by the growing number of health-conscious consumers.

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To improve product offerings in the global sugar confectionery market, companies are frequently launching unique confectionery products. Companies are innovating and introducing new products to meet the changing needs and lifestyles of their customers. Leading manufacturers are expanding their market reach by acquiring other small and medium-sized businesses and improving their product offerings. Acquisitions allow key players to increase their market potential by expanding their customer base and geographically.

Sugar Confectionery Market Report Highlights

  • In 2023, hard-boiled sweets have emerged as a dominant segment in the sugar confectionery market, shaping and leading the industry. These traditional confections, distinguished by their solid, crystalline structure formed by boiling sugar syrup, drew significant consumer attention and preference.
  • The dominance of sales from offline stores in the sugar confectionery market demonstrated the strength of traditional retail channels. Supermarkets, convenience stores, and specialty confectionery shops, among others, played an important role in shaping consumer purchasing patterns.
  • In 2023, North America has emerged as the dominant region, with the largest market share. This dominance is due to factors such as North America's high level of consumer disposable income, which encouraged increased spending on appealing treats, driving demand for sugar confectionery products.
  • The global key market players include Ferrero Group, Haribo GmbH & Co. KG, Hershey Food Corp, Kraft Foods Co., Lindt & Sprungli, Mars Incorporated, Mondelez International, Nestle SA, Perfetti Van Meller, SugarFina, WM Wrigley JR Company, etc.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the Sugar Confectionery market report based on type, distribution channel, and region:

Sugar Confectionery, Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Hard-Boiled Sweets
  • Gums & Jellies
  • Caramels & Toffees
  • Medicated Confectionery
  • Others

Sugar Confectionery, Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Offline Stores
  • Online Platforms

Sugar Confectionery, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Sugar Confectionery Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


The market size value in 2024

USD 56.58 billion

Revenue Forecast in 2032

USD 82.17 billion


4.8% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Type, By Distribution Channel, and By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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