GERMANY: Confectionery industry reports increased output in 2002
German chocolate, sugar and bakery goods producers recorded an output worth €10.2bn (US$10.9bn) in 2002, a 4.1% increase year-on-year. According to the German Confectionery Industry Association, production volume increased by 2.2% year-on-year to 3.15 million tonnes in 2002. German per capita consumption of chocolate and confectionery averaged 30kg in 2002, up by 0.6kg from 2001. Sales of chocolate and snacks recorded a decrease in 2002, while ice cream sale remained unchanged compared to 2001, reported the German News Digest.
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