Sour profit: A surge in sugar substitutes will hurt demand, but hope lies within alternative energy
IBISWorld’s Sugar Processing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Sweet and sour
The industry has experienced modest growth during the five years to 2012 due to a rise in sugar consumption. However, cheap imports are expected to pressure revenue and profit in the coming years, and downstream demand will fall as consumers opt for no-calorie sweeteners. To support future revenue growth, sugar processors will rely on alternative energy opportunities and expansion to other sectors of the economy... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Refined cane sugar makes up about 40.0% of industry revenue and includes products such as granulated white sugar, cubed sugar and a variety of textured, flavored and colored sugar. It is the most common form of sugar and comes from sugar beets and sugarcane. Refined sugar can be sub-categorized into smaller segments such as liquid sugar, granulated sugar and powdered sugar. Brown sugar is a type of refined granulated sugar, to which molasses is added for color and flavor. Granulated sugar is most often sold directly to consumers for household use... purchase to read more
What is the Sugar Processing Industry?
The industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing raw sugar, liquid sugar and refined sugar from sugarcane, raw cane sugar and sugar beets. The US Sugar Processing industry acquires its raw material from sugarcane growers. Sugar refiners also buy from millers. This raw material is processed into a range of sugar products for industrial and consumer uses. The final products are sold to grocery wholesalers, retailers and food manufacturers.
Refined cane sugarRefined beet sugarRaw cane sugarRaw beet sugar
Raw sugar processingLiquid sugar processingCane sugar processingBeet sugar processing