Swiss chocolate producers may have expected to do business with the 'comfort food' par excellence during the tough months of the pandemic but that did not happen and are instead facing devastating figures for 2020, with consumption in Switzerland plummeting to a minimum. for 40 years. Annual consumption has fallen below the 10 kilogram per person threshold, the lowest level since 1982.
Chocosuisse, the national federation of chocolate producers, presented a bleak picture of the impact of the crisis generated by the restrictions against Covid. 19: industries have seen their production decrease by 10% compared to 2019 and exports by 11.5%, which alone represent almost 70% of revenues.