March 1, 2003
The U.S. Department of Commerce Census Bureau has released the 311D report for 2002 confectionery shipments. Commerce reports total manufacturer dollar sales increased 1.6% and tonnage sales increased 2.7% in 2002. Commerce reports apparent consumption, which includes domestic manufacturing plus imports less exports as $15.8 billion. NCA estimates retail sales for 2002 at $24.3 billion based upon the Department of Commerce shipment figures.
Tonnage increased: 5.9% for chocolate candy; 0.1% for non-chocolate candy; and 0.2% for gum products. Chocolate candy sales increased 5.9% in tonnage.
U.S. Department of Commerce 2002 311D Report
|Apparent Consumption||2002 $||2002 $ |
|2002 lbs||2002 lbs |