South America Compound Chocolate Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

South America Compound Chocolate Market is segmented by Flavor (Dark, Milk, White and Other Flavor), Product (Chocolate Chips/Drops/Chunks, Chocolate Slab, Chocolate Coatings, and Other Products), Application (Compound Chocolates, Bakery, Confectionery and Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts) and Geography.

Market Snapshot

South America Compound Chocolate Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 5.73 %

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Market Overview

South America Compound Chocolate Market is projected to register an estimated CAGR of 5.73%, during the forecast period of 2020-2025.

  • Increasing demand of low priced cocoa based products has increased the demand of compound chocolates in South America. The major market drivers include, increased price of cocoa butter, limited supply of cocoa products in the market, cheaper price of compound chocolate, and increasing demand in industrial and bakery applications is driving the market growth in the region.
  • Many varieties of vegetable oils, like palm, shea, and mango kernel, if blended in proper proportions, can produce physical properties in the final products that are better than those obtained using cocoa butter. Manufacturers are, thus, trying different methods in order to enhance the sensory profile of compound chocolate.

Scope of the report

The scope of the market includes South America compound chocolate market, segmented by Flavor, which includes dark, milk, white and other flavor. By product, it is segmented as chocolate chips/drops/chunks, chocolate slab, chocolate coatings and other products and by application, the market is segmented as compound chocolates, bakery, confectionery and ice cream and frozen desserts.

By Flavor
Other Flavors
By Product
Chocolate Chips/Drops/Chunks
Chocolate Slab
Chocolate Coatings
Other Products
By Application
Compound Chocolates
Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts
By Geography
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Versatile Application of Compound Chocolate in Bakery & Confectionery Segment

The compound chocolate are used in industrial applications of bakery and confectionery products, as direct chocolate end-consumers, and in ice creams. The increased demand of coatings & coverings for the bakery products has raised compound chocolates' popularity among bakery applications. The market is sub-segmented on the product type, as compound chocolate chips, coatings, slabs, and others. The chocolate chips are used in products, such as ice cream, biscuits, and cookies chocolate slabs are utilized commercially by manufactures for industrial applications, where it is melted and further processed into final product.


Compound Chocolate Companies Continue to Expand Presence in Chile and Brazil

Increased advancement in technology and the chocolate crisis in the market have provided a great opportunity to the compound chocolate market.  Countries, such as Chile, Argentina, and Brazil are becoming very sophisticated in their tastes, which is influencing the application of compound chocolate in several segments of food & beverage industry, including bakery & confectionery. For instance, Barry Callebaut opened a plant in Paine, nearly 45 km outside from Santiago, (Chile’s capital) as part of its agreement with Chilean subsidiary of Argentinean confectioners Grupo Arcor. Thus, companies are expanding their presence in emerging markets in the region, such as Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Peru.


Competitive Landscape

South American compound chocolate market is primarily dominated by a few top players. The most active companies are – Cargill, Puratos, Unigra, Santa Barabar Chocolate, Blommer Chocolate Company, The Barry Callebaut Group, and Aalast Chocolate among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Flavor

      1. 5.1.1 Dark

      2. 5.1.2 Milk

      3. 5.1.3 White

      4. 5.1.4 Other Flavors

    2. 5.2 By Product

      1. 5.2.1 Chocolate Chips/Drops/Chunks

      2. 5.2.2 Chocolate Slab

      3. 5.2.3 Chocolate Coatings

      4. 5.2.4 Other Products

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Compound Chocolates

      2. 5.3.2 Bakery

      3. 5.3.3 Confectionery

      4. 5.3.4 Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Brazil

      2. 5.4.2 Argentina

      3. 5.4.3 Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Cargill Incorporated

      2. 6.4.2 Puratos NV

      3. 6.4.3 The Barry Callebaut Group

      4. 6.4.4 Santa Barbara Chocolate

      5. 6.4.5 Blommer Chocolate Company

      6. 6.4.6 Aalst Chocolate Pte Ltd

      7. 6.4.7 Sephra

      8. 6.4.8 Unigra

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The South America Compound Chocolate Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The South America Compound Chocolate Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.73% over the next 5 years.

The Barry Callebaut Group, Cargill Incorporated , Puratos NV, Santa Barbara Chocolate are the major companies operating in South America Compound Chocolate Market.

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