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Sugarcane Harvesting in the US: Market Research Report

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Sugarcane Harvesting Market Research Report | NAICS 11193 | Dec 2014

Bitter future: Falling demand and less government support will cause revenue to dip

IBISWorld’s Sugarcane Harvesting market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$865m
Annual Growth 09-14
-5.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
4,085
Businesses
456
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

After a global sugar shortage caused sugarcane demand to jump, the industry faces more tepid conditions in the coming years. Consumers' growing health-consciousness will cause them to curtail their sugar consumption. Furthermore, the US government is easing its level of protection for sugar processors, who previously enjoyed inflated domestic sugar prices and a low level of import penetration. The scaled-back federal support for the downstream sugar-processing industry will in turn hurt sugarcane farmers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Compared with the rest of the farming sector, capital intensity in the Sugarcane Harvesting industry is high. Expensive tractors, harvesters and irrigation systems are commonly featured on sugarcane farms and are treated as depreciable assets. Much of the equipment purchased comprises start-up costs, which creates a barrier to entry for potential sugarcane harvesters. However, if an established farmer chooses to include sugarcane into their crop rotation, many of the start-up investments will be avoided.

Since labor is not a fixed factor, it fluctuates in response to changing industry and economic conditions. Labor requirements in sugarcane harvesting have declined in response to industry developments... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Sugarcane Harvesting Industry?

Farmers in this industry primarily grow sugarcane, a tall tropical grass originating in Southeast Asia. Scientifically known as Saccharum officinarum, its thick stems are a major commercial source of sugar.

Industry Products
SeedsMilled sugarRefined sugarBagasse
 
Industry Activities
Sugarcane farmingSugar, field production


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