India Real Chocolate Market Share and Forecast Till 2029

The India real chocolate market thrives on evolving consumer tastes, a preference for premium and artisanal chocolates, and a shift towards health-conscious and ethically sourced options. According to TechSci Research’s report, “India Real Chocolate Market – Industry Size, Share, Trends, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2029”, the market reached USD 2.5 billion in 2023, with an anticipated 8.5% CAGR from 2025-2029. Chocolate consumption in India has transformed from a luxury to a mainstream indulgence, tracing its roots to colonial times when the British introduced it. Initially a luxury item for the elite, chocolate has become more accessible as India’s economy has grown.

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The evolving tastes of Indian consumers are the primary driver behind the chocolate market’s growth. Globalization and urbanization have exposed people to diverse cuisines and confectionery, fueling demand for high-quality, authentic chocolates. The discerning Indian consumer now seeks real chocolate with higher cocoa content, distinct flavors, and superior quality, moving beyond sugary treats.

India’s rapid urbanization has expanded the middle class with increased disposable income, willing to indulge in premium chocolates. With the growth of urban centers, the market for quality chocolates expands as well.

The retail landscape has transformed significantly, with modern outlets, specialty chocolate boutiques, and e-commerce platforms offering easier access to a variety of real chocolate products, both domestic and imported.

Chocolate manufacturers in India have responded to demand by introducing diverse products, from classic to innovative flavors incorporating Indian spices, fruits, and nuts, capturing diverse tastes.

Government policies supporting food processing and the confectionery industry have fostered a favorable environment for the chocolate market’s growth, encouraging investments in production, quality control, and supply chain management.

The India Real Chocolate Market is segmented by product type, packaging type, sales channel, and region. Dark chocolate holds a significant share due to its perceived health benefits, appealing to health-conscious consumers. The North region leads the market, witnessing a shift towards real chocolate driven by urbanization and exposure to global trends, replacing traditional sweets with premium chocolates.

Major companies operating in India real chocolate market are:

  • Mondelēz International Inc.
  • Mars Incorporated
  • Nestlé SA
  • Ferrero International SA
  • The Hershey Company
  • Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG
  • The Campco Limited
  • Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Amul)
  • Lotus Chocolate Company Limited
  • ITC Limited

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“The India real chocolate market has evolved significantly, driven by shifting consumer preferences, urbanization, retail expansion, and innovation,” stated Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director at TechSci Research. Real chocolate remains a vital part of India’s confectionery scene, poised for continued growth and diversification, reflecting evolving consumer tastes and aspirations.

“India Real Chocolate Market By Product Type (Dark, Milk, and White), Packaging Type (Pouches & Bags, Boxed Chocolate, and Others), Sales Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online, and Others), Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2019-2029F,” assesses the market’s future growth potential, offering insights on size, structure, and future growth. The report aims to provide cutting-edge market intelligence for informed investment decisions, identifying emerging trends, drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the India real chocolate market.

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