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Cocoa and chocolate in Canada

Canadian consumes an average of 5.5 kg of chocolate each year. The annual consumption of chocolate drinks is about 4.2 liters per person.

The chocolate market in Canada

Quebec has the largest chocolate manufacturing plant in North America, and about 120 chocolatiers.

In 2011, 175,000 tons of chocolate were produced in the Barry Callebaut plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, the largest chocolate factory in North America.

Approximately 80% of production is exported to the United States, making chocolate the second food product most exported from Quebec. In 2011, Quebec exported $ 535.4 million worth of cocoa and its derivatives.

Canadian consumption of chocolate

In Canada, it consumes on average 5.5 kg of chocolate per person each year.

The average annual consumption of chocolate beverages, including milk drinks, chocolate is about 4.2 liters per person.

This represents 7% of the total milk consumption, which is about 58 liters per person per year.

Fair Trade chocolate in Canada

In Canada, between 2005 and 2008, sales of Fair Trade Certified chocolate increased by 550%.

Fair Trade Certified cocoa found on the Canadian market since 2002 is mainly grown by 16 producer organizations, representing 50,000 producers in 11 countries, including the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Peru, Cameroon, Bolivia and the Ivory Coast.

Canadian brands of cocoa and chocolate

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