Zurich / CH. (bc) In fiscal year 2020/2021, Swiss Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, achieved healthy volume growth of +4.6 percent to 2,191,572 tonnes. The chocolate business surpassed the pre-Covid levels of 2018/2019 and with a volume growth of +6.5 percent clearly outpaced the underlying global chocolate confectionery market (+1.8 percent). Volume growth was supported by all Regions (Asia Pacific +8.7 percent, Americas +7.9 percent, EMEA +5.5 percent) and all key growth drivers, Outsourcing (+4.5 percent), Emerging Markets (+9.7 percent) and a particularly strong performance of Gourmet + Specialties (+18.3 percent). Sales volume in Global Cocoa improved in the second half of the year, reducing the decline for the year under review to -2.6 percent.
«In fiscal year 2020/2021, we have returned to our healthy growth path, with good profitability and strong Cash flow generation. Growth outpaced the underlying markets, with all Regions and Key growth drivers contributing to the good results. I want to thank all colleagues at Barry Callebaut for these results. They are living our corporate values and are the foundation of our success in the past 25 years,» says CEO Peter Boone in his statement. For additional information please read the company’s PDF file below (423 KB):20211115-BCG-Q4-2020-2021