2.2 million tonnes of chocolate and chocolate bars were exported by the EU Member States in 2019, 66% of which went to other EU Member States. The top chocolate and chocolate bar exporters were Germany (640 000 tonnes or 30%), followed by Belgium (300 000 tonnes or 14%), the Netherlands (290 000 tonnes or 13%), Poland (230 000 tonnes or 10%) and Italy (180 000 tonnes or 8%). These five EU Member States exported three quarters of the total EU chocolate and chocolate bars.
220 000 tonnes were imported by the EU Member states from non-EU countries, of which 100 000 tonnes came from the United Kingdom and 70 000 tonnes from Switzerland.
Source dataset: DS-016890
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- The European Union (EU) includes 27 EU Member States. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Further information is published here.
- The EU data reflect the political change in the EU composition so the UK is considered as an extra-EU partner country for the EU. However, the UK was still part of the internal market for the period covered, meaning that data on trade with the UK were still based on statistical concepts applicable to trade between the EU Member States.
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