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Sugar Processing in the US: Market Research Report

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Sugar Processing Market Research Report | NAICS 31131 | Feb 2017

Sugar high: Revenue is expected to increase, but low world sugar prices will moderate growth

The Sugar Processing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Import penetration and changing consumer trends will pressure the industry
  • Despite the government’s heavy tariffs, import penetration has threatened the industry
  • The industry is largely self-sustaining, using bagasse to power many of its facilities
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry has experienced modest growth due to a rise in natural sugar consumption. However, low-cost 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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Sugar Processing industry has a low level of market share concentration. In 2017, the top four processors account for just under 30.0% of the industry's revenue. The majority of companies are small-scale operators, and moreover, industry leaders are cooperatives of independent operators joining forces. Many processors are also vertically integrated, meaning they farm and process the sugar in one operation. Due to the nature of the industry - high barriers to entry and significant internal competition - the number of industry operators is not expected to change significantly in the five years to 2022; consequently, industry market share concentration is not anticipated to increase in the next five years.

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Additional Insights for the Sugar Processing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sugar Processing Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita sugar and sweetener consumption and Price of sugar in the Sugar Processing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Sugar Processing Industry?

    The Sugar Processing industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing raw sugar, liquid sugar and refined sugar from sugarcane, raw cane sugar and sugar beets. This industry acquires its raw material from sugarcane growers. Sugar refiners also buy raw sugar from millers. This raw material is processed into a range of sugar products for industrial and consumer use.

    Industry Products
    Refined cane sugarBeet sugarRaw cane sugar
    Industry Activities
    Raw sugar processingLiquid sugar processingCane sugar processingBeet sugar processing

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita sugar and sweetener consumption
  • Price of sugar
  • Healthy eating index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Preferential treatment
  • Profit remains sticky
  • International trade
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Import competition
  • Industry trends
  • Sweet spots
  • Table: Sugar Processing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sugar Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Cereal Production
  • Chocolate Production
  • Candy Production
  • Ice Cream Production
  • Cookie, Cracker & Pasta Production
  • Snack Food Production
  • Syrup & Flavoring Production
  • Soda Production
  • Juice Production
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Hay & Crop Farming
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Sugarcane Harvesting
  • Products & Services
  • Beet sugar
  • Refined cane sugar
  • Raw cane sugar
  • Chart: Sugar Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Sweetener substitutes
  • Nutritional concerns
  • Price
  • Major Markets
  • Bakery and cereal producers
  • Confectionery and snack producers
  • Other
  • Dairy and ice cream producers
  • Beverage producers
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sugar Processing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sugar Processing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sugar Processing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    American Crystal Sugar Company
    Amalgamated Sugar Company
  • Table: American Crystal Sugar Company - financial performance
  • Table: Amalgamated Sugar Company - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sugar Processing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Sugar Processing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of sugar (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A by-product of processed sugar used as fuel for boilers to create steam-generated electricity for sugar mills.
  • Genetically Modified (Gm)
  • A technique where specific changes are introduced into a plant or animal's DNA by genetic engineering techniques. The most common modified foods include soybean, corn and canola.
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (Hfcs)
  • An alternative sweetener derived from cornstarch.
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)
  • A generally duty-free agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
  • Us Department Of Agriculture (Usda)
  • A federal department that administers programs for US farmers and tracks agriculture sector performance.

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    This report on Sugar Processing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Sugar Processing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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