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Analysis of the South African Food Sweetener Market

Analysis of the South African Food Sweetener Market

Sugar

Of the 􂀀 companies that produce raw sugar in South Africa, Illovo Sugar Limited, TSB Sugar RSA Limited, and Tongaat-Hulett Sugar Limited have a combined market share of 􂀀%.

Three key drivers for sugar consumption include: a relatively high per capita consumption of sugar, the dependence of segment growth on population growth, and stronger industrial sugar consumption growth compared to direct sales.

Three key restraints include: Health concerns on sugar consumption and potential government intervention, flat demand and reduced profitability for locally-produced sugar due to cheap imports, and adverse cost structures on sugar production.

As a result, sugar consumption is expected to grow at a CAGR of 􂀀% to reach 􂀀 tonnes by 2019. The forecast is, however, subject to weather conditions, additional cane planting, and increased local sugar production.

Polyols

The majority of polyols consumed in South Africa are imported, however, Tongaat Hulett Starch does manufacture sorbitol at its Chloorkop facility in the Gauteng province.

Three key drivers for polyol consumption include: Its role as a sugar substitute and ability to use a ‘sugar-free’ claim, the variety of health-related benefits (reduced calories, better blood glucose and insulin stability, and non-cariogenic properties), and array of functional benefits.

About this report

This market insight provides an overview of the South African sweetener market and provides forecasts for sugar consumption, polyol consumption, and non-nutritive sweetener consumption in volumes, until 2019. The drivers and restraints for each segment are outlined, in addition to a discussion on the potential impact of the proposed regulations published by the South African Department of Health (29 May 2014) on the sweetener market. Lastly, the study highlights international sweetener trends that may become pertinent to South Africa in the next 5 to 10 years. Conclusions and strategic recommendations are provided.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Food Sweetener Market: Market Engineering Measurements, South Africa, 2014
  • Market Overview
    • Scope of the Study
    • Introduction
    • Market Definitions
  • Total Food Sweetener Market
    • Volume Forecast by Segment
      • Table Total Food Sweetener Market: Volume Forecast by Segment, South Africa, 2012-2019
    • Overview of the Food Sweetener Market
  • Nutritive Sweetener Market-Sugar
    • Overview of the Sugar Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
      • Table Sugar Market: Industrial and Direct Use of Sugar, South Africa, 2007/2008-2013/2014
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
    • Volume Forecast
      • Table Sugar Market: Volume Forecast, South Africa, 2012-2019
    • Volume Forecast Discussion
  • Nutritive Sweetener Market-Polyols
    • Overview of the Polyols Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
    • Volume Forecast
      • Table Polyols Market: Volume Forecast, South Africa, 2012-2019
    • Volume Forecast Discussion
  • Non-nutritive Sweetener Market
    • Overview of the Non-nutritive Sweetener Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
    • Volume Forecast
      • Table Non-nutritive Sweetener Market: Volume Forecast, South Africa, 2012-2019
    • Volume Forecast Discussion
  • South African Sweetener Regulations
    • Codex Alimentarius and Sweeteners
      • Table Total Food Sweetener Market: Permitted Non-nutritive Sweeteners, South Africa, 2014
    • Sweetener Regulations in South Africa
  • International Sweetener Trends and the Potential Impact on South Africa
    • International Trends Overview
    • International Trends
  • The Future of Sweeteners in South Africa
    • Conclusion
    • Strategic Recommendations
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms

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