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 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.

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Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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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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