- 27 Nov 2020 8:45 AM
- Hungary Around the Clock
Orders of holiday sweets are down about 10% on an annual basis, said head of the association Sándor Sánta.
Hungarians buy some 3,500 tons of the popular Hungarian specialty candy (szaloncukor) before Christmas and eight million pieces of Santa Claus chocolates before Saint Nicholas Day, December 6.
There are 250 companies in the confectionery industry in Hungary employing 5,000 staff. The sharp drop in demand has hit smaller companies hard.