ISTANBUL

EU countries exported 2.2 million tons of chocolate and chocolate bars in 2019, the 27-member bloc’s statistical authority said on Tuesday.

Germany was the largest chocolate exporter, selling 640,000 tons of chocolate in 2019, followed by Belgium (300,000 tons), the Netherlands (290,000 tons), Poland (230,000 tons), and Italy (180,000 tons), Eurostat announced.

These countries were also the top five chocolate exporters globally, according to a report.

Meanwhile, 220,000 tons of chocolate were imported by member states from non-EU countries last year, Eurostat said.

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