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The amount of chocolate sold in India ballooned by 13% in 2016, according to new data from research firm Mintel.The trend makes India a major outlier: the amount of chocolate sold in most other countries has stagnated or declined as consumers increasingly seek out healthier options. The only other country where volume increased last year was Poland, which posted growth of just 2%. Volume in Russia, Brazil and China dropped by up to 6%."India has shown a steady growth in the chocolate confectionery segment given the growing disposable income and young population's taste for indulgence," said Marcia Mogelonsky, a director at Mintel's food and drink division. But there are other reasons for the growth in the nation of 1.3 billion.

A It's all helping to turn chocolate into a big business: Sales in rupee terms increased by 24.3% in 2016, and the volume of sales has surpassed that of China. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B The amount of chocolate sold to Indians has nearly tripled over the past decade Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Chocolate manufacturers are under pressure to keep their prices down to encourage "impulse" purchases in India. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D In India, chocolate has traditionally been seen as a treat for kids and marketers are now also specifically targeting adults -- and their efforts are paying off. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E Plus, 44% of Indian consumers think sweet or sugary snacks like chocolates and cakes, are healthy and they say that they appreciate the convenience of eating chocolate, and the energy it gives them. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


The correct answer is D

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