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Sugar Processing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Sugar Processing in the US

The Sugar Processing industry refines sugar from sugar beets and sugarcane and produces sugar products for consumer and industrial use. Over the five years to 2018, the industry has contended with decreasing demand (both domestic and abroad) and volatile input prices. Specifically, the rapidly appreciating dollar stalled the industry's export market. The current period was also marked by steep declines in the price of sugar at the start of the period. Sharp drops in the price of sugar caused operators to decrease prices, thus decreasing revenue. Import penetration and low sugar prices are expected to pressure the industry over the next five years.

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.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita sugar and sweetener consumption
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Employees per Establishment
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table American Crystal Sugar Company (US industry-specific segment) financial performance*
    • Table Amalgamated Sugar Company (US industry-specifi c segment) - fiancial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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