Global Sugar Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Sugar Manufacturing Market Research Report | Apr 2015

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Sugar Manufacturing global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Associated British Foods Associated British Foods market share
Südzucker Südzucker market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2015, the Global Sugar Manufacturing industry has had to contend with unstable production and price levels. Adverse weather conditions and increasing diversion of sugar stocks to ethanol production reduced the production of sugar, therefore inflating the world price of sugar. This benefited the industry until 2012, when prices crashed due to high global production and healthy stocks-to-use ratio. Prices continued to decrease throughout the period, thereby pushing revenue down, which resulted in minimal industry growth over the past five years. In the five years to 2020, the industry is expected to increase due to rising demand for renewable energies, growing global sugar consumption and government policies... read more

Industry Investment

The Global Sugar Manufacturing industry has a high level of capital intensity. In 2015, the average sugar producer is expected to spend nearly 90 cents on capital for every dollar spent on labor. The introduction of new technology and the adoption of greater automation have reduced the role of labor in the production process. This is particularly true in sugar refining, where, in the past decade, high-speed production lines have dramatically increased throughput. This increase has allowed manufacturers to raise production significantly without requiring corresponding increases in employment... read more


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What is the Global Sugar Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry manufacture raw sugar, liquid sugar, refined sugar and molasses. Sugar and molasses can be derived from either giant grass called sugarcane or the root vegetable sugar beet. This raw material is processed into a range of sugar products for industrial and consumer uses. The final products are sold to grocery wholesalers and retailers, organic chemical manufacturers and food manufacturers.

Industry Products
Refined beet sugarRefined cane sugarRaw cane sugarRaw beet sugar
Industry Activities
Brown sugarRefined cane sugarRefined beetRaw cane sugarRaw beet sugarMolassesTreacle

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