Chilean ice cream market heats up

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Ice cream sales growth in Chile is expected to beat the 38 per cent increase seen last year, according to a report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.

Chile is already the biggest consumer of ice cream in Latin America but with 6 liters eaten per person per year, Chileans still consume six times less ice cream that Americans.

The gap may narrow in years to come as a report from the USDA tips the market for rapid growth. “Sales for summer 2011 are expected to surpass the 38 per cent increase of the last year,” ​predicted the report.

It quoted ACNielsen data that gives Nestle a 44.5 per cent share of household ice cream consumption and Unilever a 25 per cent share.

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