The Swiss Chocolate Industry, key figures.

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Less chocolate was sold in Switzerland in 2014 as compared with the previous year. In addition, consumers turned more and more to imported products. Sales of Swiss chocolate fell appreciably in the two most important export markets. However, buoyant export business with other countries meant that overall, it was possible to achieve an increase in terms of both quantity and value. This year, the strength of the Swiss franc has continued to increase the pressure from imported products. The difficulties experienced in the export business due to the strong currency are aggravated by insufficient compensation of the commodity price handicap.

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Total sales by Swiss manufacturers within Switzerland fell by 1.4% as compared with the previous year’, explains Urs Furrer, the Director of Chocosuisse, the Association of Swiss Chocolate Manufacturers. This decline in the volume of chocolate sold was felt most strongly in semi-manufactures such as chocolate and filling masses (-8.7%) and in chocolate mini-formats (Napolitains, chocolate hearts etc.; -7.2%). Whereas overall sales of solid chocolate bars rose slightly (+0.8%), the number of filled chocolate bars sold fell (-4.2%); the same picture emerges in the case of white chocolate bars (-7.3%). There was however a positive development in the category chocolate bars and sticks (+5.8%). Domestic turnover registered an overall increase of 1.8%.

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Per-capita consumption in Switzerland based on domestic consumption (excluding powder) fell in 2014 from 12.0 kg to 11.7 kg. The share represented by imported chocolate in domestic consumption continued to increase and reached 37.2% in 2014. Since 2000, the share represented by imported chocolate has almost doubled.

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CHOCOSUISSE, the Association of Swiss Chocolate Manufacturers, was founded on 1 July 1901 and was originally named “Union libre des fabricants suisses de chocolat”. Being a cooperative, the purpose of CHOCOSUISSE is to represent the common interests of the Swiss chocolate industry. The Swiss Chocolate association represents the interests of the Swiss chocolate industry in dealings with public bodies, leading business organizations, trade unions and the public.It also protects the good reputation which Swiss chocolate enjoys throughout the world, and defends itself resolutely at home and abroad against the misuse of the “Swiss chocolate” label. Here are the following 18 members of the Swiss Chocolate association.

CHOCOLAT ALPROSE SA

Via Rompada 36 | Casella postale 165 | CH-6987 Caslano
Tel. 091 611 88 88 | Fax 091 606 51 85
info@alprose.ch | www.alprose.ch

BARRY CALLEBAUT SCHWEIZ AG

Westpark | Pfingstweidstrasse 60 | CH-8005 Zürich
Tel. 043 204 04 04 | Fax 043 204 04 09
carma@barry-callebaut.com | www.barry-callebaut.com

CHOCOLAT BERNRAIN AG

Bündtstrasse 12 | Postfach | CH-8280 Kreuzlingen
Tel. 071 677 97 77 | Fax 071 677 97 50
bernrain@swisschocolate.ch | www.bernrain.ch

CHOCOLATS CAMILLE BLOCH SA

Grand-Rue 21 | CH-2608 Courtelary
Tel. 032 945 12 00 | Fax 032 945 12 01
info@camillebloch.ch | www.camillebloch.ch

CSCC COMPAGNIE DE CHOCOLATS ET CONFISERIES AG

Am Dorfbach 2 | CH-8308 Illnau
Tel. 052 355 50 50 | Fax 052 355 50 51
info@pfisterchocolatier.ch | www.pfisterchocolatier.ch

CHOCOLATS ET CACAOS FAVARGER SA

Chemin de la Chocolaterie 2 | CH-1290 Versoix
Tel. 022 775 11 00 | Fax 022 775 11 01
administration@favarger.com | www.favarger.com

MAX FELCHLIN AG

Bahnhofstrasse 63 | CH-6430 Schwyz
Tel. 041 819 65 65 | Fax 041 819 65 70
verkauf@felchlin.com | www.felchlin.com

CHOCOLAT FREY AG

Bresteneggstrasse | Postfach | CH-5033 Buchs
Tel. 062 836 26 26 | Fax 062 836 25 01
marketing@chocolatfrey.ch | www.chocolatfrey.ch

GYSI AG CHOCOLATIER SUISSE

Morgenstrasse 134 | CH-3018 Bern
Tel. 031 996 61 11 | Fax 031 996 61 12
mail@gysi.com | www.gysi.com

CHOCOLATS HALBA

Division der Coop Genossenschaft | Alte Winterthurerstrasse 1 | Postfach | CH-8304 Wallisellen
Tel. 044 877 10 10 | Fax 044 877 19 99
infos@halba.ch | www.chocolatshalba.ch

CONFISEUR LÄDERACH AG

Schokoladespezialitäten | Bleiche 14 | CH-8755 Ennenda
Tel. 055 645 44 11 | Fax 055 645 44 45
info@laederach.ch | www.laederach.ch

CHOCOLADEFABRIKEN LINDT & SPRÜNGLI (SCHWEIZ) AG

Seestrasse 204 | CH-8802 Kilchberg
Tel. 044 716 22 33 | Fax 044 715 39 85
www.lindt.com

MAESTRANI SCHWEIZER SCHOKOLADEN AG

Wiler Strasse 116 | Postfach | CH-9230 Flawil
Tel. 071 228 38 11 | Fax 071 228 38 00
info@maestrani.ch | www.maestrani.ch

MONDELEZ SCHWEIZ GMBH

Lindbergh-Allee 1 | CH-8152 Glattpark
Tel. 058 440 40 40 | Fax 058 440 40 01
www.mondelezinternational.ch

BUSINESS UNIT CHOCOLATE NESTLE SUISSE SA

Case postale 352 | CH-1800 Vevey
Tel. 021 924 51 11 | Fax 021 924 55 79
info@ch.nestle.com | www.cailler.ch

CONFISERIE SPRÜNGLI AG

Bahnhofstrasse 21 | 8022 Zürich
Tel. 044 224 46 46 | Fax 044 224 47 35
kundendienst@spruengli.ch | www.spruengli.ch

CHOCOLAT STELLA SA

Via alle Gerre 28 | CH-6512 Giubiasco
Tel. 091 857 01 41 | Fax 091 857 38 86
stella@swisschocolate.ch | www.swisschocolate.ch

VILLARS MAÎTRE CHOCOLATIER SA

Rte de la Fonderie 2 | Case postale 1568 | CH-1701 Fribourg
Tel. 026 426 65 00 | Fax 026 426 65 56
www.chocolat-villars.com

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MARS SCHWEIZ AG

Baarermattstrasse 6 | Postfach 2147 | CH-6302 Zug
Tel. 041 769 14 14 | Fax 041 769 15 15
www.mars.ch

STORCK (SCHWEIZ) GMBH

Josefstrasse 84 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zürich
Tel. 044 276 45 45 | Fax 044 276 45 46
info@ch.storck.com | www.storck.com

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