Countries that consume the most candy per year

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As Halloween approaches, many Americans are about to get the biggest sugar high they have all year.

If 2015 was any indication, Americans are likely to spend almost $2 billion on Halloween candy, according to the National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Spending Survey.

And even after the trick-or-treat season, America's sweet tooth remains huge.

What is the most popular candy in your state?

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Alabama: Airheads

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Alaska: Snickers

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Arizona: Toblerone

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Arkansas: Skittles

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California: Lifesavers

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Colorado: Milky Way

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Connecticut: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

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Delaware: 3 Musketeers

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Florida: Nestlé Crunch Bar

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Georgia: Pixy Stix

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Hawaii: 100 Grand Bar

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Idaho: Butterfinger

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Illinois: Snickers

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Indiana: Reese's Pieces

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Iowa: Twix

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Kansas: Twizzlers

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Kentucky: Whoppers

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Louisiana: Swedish Fish

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Maine: Starburst

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Maryland: Almond Joy

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MassachusettsStarburst

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Michigan: M&M's

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Minnesota: 100 Grand Bar

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Mississippi: Hershey's Kisses

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Missouri: Hershey's Kisses

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Montana: Kit Kat Bar

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Nebraska: Skittles

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Nevada: Jolly Ranchers

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New Hampshire: Tootsie Rolls

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New Jersey: Sour Patch Kids

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New Mexico: 3 Musketeers

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New York: Sweet Tarts

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North Carolina: Butterfinger

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North Dakota: Sour Patch Kids

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Ohio: Milky Way

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Oklahoma: M&M's

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Oregon: Candy corn

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Pennsylvania : Swedish Fish

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Rhode Island: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

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South Carolina: Candy corn

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South Dakota: Laffy Taffy

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Tennessee: Candy corn

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Texas: Candy corn

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Utah: Nerds

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Vermont: Almond Joy

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Virginia: Reese's Pieces

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Washington: AirHeads

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West Virginia: Oreos

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Wisconsin: Laffy Taffy

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Wyoming: Candy corn

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District of Columbia: Twix

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The U.S. ranks no. 1 in the world in terms of the annual retail volume of consumed sugar, chocolate and gum. The country will consume more than 5 million pounds of sweet treats in 2016, according to market data and estimates from Euromonitor, a London-based market research firm providing business insights on consumer products.

China is in the second place largely due to the sheer size of its market, consuming 4.7 million pounds of candies in 2016. Mexico is the only South American country among the top 10.

Here are the top 10 countries with the highest candy retail volume in 2016:

CountriesTotal Candy Retail Volume in 2016 (pounds)
1. U.S.5,442,766
2. China4,697,604
3. Germany2,361,809
4. Russia2,298,978
5. United Kingdom1,518,763
6. Brazil1,317,260
7. India1,181,676
8. Japan931,231
9. France896,398
10. Mexico699,526

But when it comes to the per capita volume of candy consumed, the U.S. isn't even in the top 10. The Europeans seem to be the biggest sugar-loving countries in this regard. Germany tops the list, consuming an average of 29 pounds of chocolate, sugar and gum.

Here are the top 10 countries with the highest per capita consumption of candy in 2016:

CountriesCandy Consumption Per Capita in 2016 (pounds)
1. Germany28.7
2. Ireland26.2
3. Switzerland25.4
4. Austria24.7
5. United Kingdom23.4
6. Finland23.1
7. Sweden23.1
8. Netherlands21.8
9. Norway20.3
10. Australia19.8

Copyright 2016 U.S. News & World Report

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