Saudi Arabia imported over 37 million kilograms of cocoa during Q1 2023.
The country imported 127 million kilograms of cocoa in 2022.
The sweets and chocolate market is active due to Eid Al-Fitr celebrations.
Stores and markets compete in displaying imported and locally manufactured sweets.
Discounts are announced during the Eid period.
The prices of local sweets range from SR20 to SR150.
The price of imported sweets from European and Eastern countries is increasing.
The price of pure and dark chocolate per kilogram can reach SR300.
The price of chocolate also includes packaging and the dishes used to serve sweets.
The dishes vary between earthenware, glass, wooden containers, and plastic boxes.