Confectionery is one of the most dynamic and innovative sectors in the UK food industry. There are two major sectors: chocolate confectionery, which accounted for 68.4% of sales in 1998, and sugar confectionery, which took the remaining 31.6%. Countline bars dominate chocolate confectionery sales, taking a 37% share by value, while in sugar confectionery, the main products are fruit sweets and mints, which together accounted for 57% of sales by value in 1998.