Saturday, August 16, 2008

Swiss export more chocolate to China

Exports of Swiss chocolate products to China have increased dramatically in the past seven years, the official Swissinfo news website reported Friday.

Exports to China rose from just two tons in 2001 to 308 tons last year, according to figures from Chocosuisse, the association of Swiss chocolate manufactures.

This represents an increase in value to 2.1 million Swiss francs from only 57,000 Swiss francs seven years ago.

Chocosuisse said China imports primarily premium chocolate from Switzerland. Only a small segment of consumers can afford the products.

Source: Xinhua

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