Middle Eastern countries imported 4.4 thousand tons of confectionery from Brazil in 2013, but there's still big potential for growth, says ABICAB

Brazil sweet on Arabic markets

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Currently the Middle East represents just over 3% of Brazilian confectionery exports, but potential far exceeds that, according to Brazil's industry trade association.

Cheaper chocolate with a healthy twist could gain traction in Egypt's unstable economy, says analyst

Egypt not so tasty amid unsettled economy

By Kacey Culliney

Egypt’s confectionery market will slump over the next two years spurred by political and economic unrest, but manufacturers can create appeal with NPD of low-cost, healthier products, according to an industry expert.