Swiss chocolate has not escaped the Corona pandemic

Swiss chocolate has not escaped the Corona pandemic

 Swiss chocolate has also been affected by the consequences of Covid-19 ... During the past year, the consumption of the product that characterizes this country fell to its lowest level in nearly 40 years.

In 2020, the Swiss consumed 9.9 kilograms per person (compared to 10.4 kilograms the previous year), a figure below the symbolic minimum threshold of 10 kilograms since 1982, according to the Confederation of Chocolate Producers, "Chocosuis".

Chocolate production decreased by 10 percent compared to the previous year, to 180,000 tons.

Exports, which account for nearly 70 percent of Swiss chocolate makers´ sales, declined 11.5 percent to 126,000 tons.

The decline in chocolate consumption is partly due to the decrease in the number of tourists, which affected the annual statistics, Urs Furrer, president of the "Chocolate Swiss" federation, said in an interview with Agence France-Presse.

Fourier explained that social gatherings became "less frequent due to social distancing, which" limited purchases "of chocolate varieties.

On Tuesday, Lint & Sprungley, one of the most popular chocolate makers in the Alpine country, released its annual results showing a 10.9 percent drop in sales in 2020.