Organic Sugar Europe
Out of the total 1,20,000 tons of organic sugar consumed in EU, ~ 10%is estimated to be from sugar beet andthe rest is produced from cane which is imported from other countries under fairtrade.
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Organic Sugar Europe market frequently asked questions
According to the organic sugar market analysis report, only 1 percent of the total world sugar production is purely organic as global consumption across the globe is quite limited. Nearly 74 percent of total organic sugar production is seen in South America, while Western Europe and the U.S. are the leading consumers of organic sugar.
As per Beroe's analysis, the global sugar production is nearly 180 million tons in which the net organic sugar market share is approximately 3,20,000 tons. Brazil is the leading producer of organic sugar and produces 1,35,000 tons of sugar from cane. Paraguay is the second largest organic sugar manufacturer in the world with 1,00,000 tons followed by Argentina, Colombia, and Thailand.
The price of sugar produced in Europe is nearly 18 ' 20 percent higher than the price of conventional sugar. Even the organic sugar in Europe follows the EU conventional sugar price trend & is nearly 20 ' 30 percent higher w.r.t conventional price trend. As per the global sugar price forecast, the price trend is expected to reverse after removal of the EU sugar production quota which impacts even the price of organic sugar. Additionally, sugar market forecasts indicate that there could be a considerable decrease in the price (~ 3 ' 4 percent) while the import of organic cane sugar can remain constant since the demand for organic sugar is higher than its supply.
Organic Sugar Europe market report transcript
Regional Market Outlook On Organic Sugar
1 percent of total world sugar production is organic , as the consumption across globe is very limited. 74 percent of total organic sugar production is seen in South America and Western Europe and the US are the two leading consumers organic sugar.
Organic Sugar- Global Market Overview
- Global sugar production remains approximately at 180 million tons in which organic sugar contribute nearly 3,20,000 tons. Brazil is the major organic sugar producer and produces 1,35,000 tons of organic sugar from cane
- Paraguay is the second largest organic sugar manufacturer in the world with ~ 1,00,000 tons. Other producers include Argentina, Colombia, India and Thailand
- Consumption of organic sugar across world is small and the international trade is between 0.2% and 0.6% of total sugar trade. Major markets for organic sugar are North America and Western Europe
- European sugar market is around 1,20,000 tones including the imports from other countries and production within Europe. 85-90 percent of sugar imported are cane-derived
- Germany, Austria and Romania are the three countries that produce organic sugar within EU
Organic Sugar – European Market
Out of the total 1,20,000 tons of organic sugar consumed in EU, ~ 10% is estimated to be from sugar beet and the rest is produced from cane which is imported from other countries under fairtrade. In total, 0.4 percent of Germany's sugar beet acreage is organic. Similarly, 1.4 percent of total beet is organic in Austria
- Germany, Austria and Romania are the three countries that cultivate organic sugar beet in Europe. All the farmers cultivating organic beet are under contract farming system
- Bavaria, Baden-Wuttemberg, North Rhine Westphalia, Saxony and lower saxony are the major regions that cultivate organic beet in Germany. Southern Germany supply organic beet to Switzerland
- Lower Austria and Burgenland are the two regions in Austria under contract farming of sugar beet. Processing of these beet are done in Czech republic
- Sudzucker is the only company that produces organic sugar from beet. Its organic sugar producing factories are located in Germany, Austria (Agrana) and Switzerland
- Nordzucker currently imports and refine organic cane sugar through f trade policy and sells to the end consumers. The company is expected to produce organic sugar domestically from beet from 2018 onwards. At present, it is in contract with farmers to produce organic beet
Organic Sugar – Price Analysis
Organic sugar produced in Europe by Sudzucker AG is approximately 18-20 percent higher than the price of conventional sugar, whereas, organic sugar from cane imported from countries like Paraguay trends 25-30 percent higher than the conventional sugar price. However, organic sugar follows the same trend of conventional sugar.
- Organic sugar in Europe follows the EU conventional sugar price trend and is ~20-30 percent higher than the conventional sugar price. Sugar from sugar beet and sugar cane have approximately a difference of 5-10 percent
- Sudzucker in Germany, Agrana in Austria and Swiss sugar limited in Switzerland are the major companies producing organic sugar in Europe. In 2018, Nordzucker is also expected to produce organic sugar from beet. Tate and Lyle in United Kingdom is a refiner of imported raw cane sugar in Europe
- Rise in world sugar price has increased the EU sugar price since last year October. However, this price trend is expected to reverse from September 2017 after removal of EU sugar production quota which is expected to impact the price of organic sugar as well
- Decrease in price by 3-4% can be expected after September and imports of organic cane sugar is expected to remain constant until 2018/19 season as current demand for organic sugar is higher than its supply
- After 2018/19, slight decrease in organic sugar imports can be witnessed because of the increase in supply from Nordzucker AG