Sugar & HFCS Market Intelligence

COVID 19 impact on Sugar & HFCS market

  • Exports have fallen in Q4 2019 following the seasonal lows trade pattern, while the same is likely to continue in Q1 2020 owing to the impact of the Coronavirus and lockdown of trade across borders
  • Prices are expected to be volatile in the near-term considering COVID-19 outbreak and trade concerns

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Report Coverage

  • Market Trends
  • Global Supplier List and Capabilities
  • Demand Analysis

Production Size

Global Production Size/ Capacity

8 - 10 MMT


8 Percent

Production Size North America

0.8 MMT

Production Size Western Europe

1.3 MMT

Table of contents

  1. Sugar & HFCS Executive Summary
  2. Executive Summary
  1. Sugar Market Analysis
  2. Value Chain Analysis
  3. Global Sugar Market Analysis
  4. Global Supply and Demand
  5. Global Sugarcane and Sugar Beet Production
  6. Global Refined Sugar Dynamics
  7. Global Raw Sugar Dynamics
  8. Global Sugar Season
  9. Regional Market Outlook (Brazil, India, Thailand, US, and EU)
  10. Supply - Demand Analysis
  11. Trade Dynamics
  12. Refined Sugar
  13. Trade Dynamics
  14. Raw Sugar
  15. Government Policies
  1. Sugar Industry Analysis
  2. Industry Overview (global)
  3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  4. Innovations in Sugar Industry
  1. Sugar Cost and Pricing Analysis
  2. Cost & Price Analysis (Brazil, US, and EU)
  3. Cost Structure Analysis
  4. Pricing Analysis
  1. Sugar Supplier Analysis
  2. Sugar Suppliers (EU, North America, India, Brazil, and Thailand)
  3. Key Supplier’s Capability Analysis - Capacity
  4. Number of Facilities
  5. Contact Information
  1. HFCS Market Analysis
  2. Value Chain Analysis
  3. Global Market Outlook
  4. Global Supply - Demand Analysis
  5. Global Demand Analysis
  6. Global Trade Dynamics
  7. Regional Market Overview (US, Mexico, China, and EU)
  8. Supply Demand Analysis
  9. Trade Dynamics
  1. HFCS Industrial Analysis
  2. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  1. HFCS Cost and Price Analysis
  2. Production Cost Analysis
  3. Historical Price Analysis and Forecast in US,China, and EU
  1. HFCS Supplier Analysis
  2. Profiles of Top five Global Suppliers
  1. Revenue
  2. Locations
  3. Activities
  4. Capabilities
  5. Contact
  6. List of other Regional Suppliers

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Global Market Outlook On Sugar & HFCS

  • The global supply surplus is expected to be 8– 10 MMT for 2017/2018
  • Production of India, Thailand, and the EU has been drastically high in 2017/2018 oversupplying the market
  • In addition, Brazil sugarcane diversion toward ethanol and sugar crushing drive the global sugar supply and impacts price
  • Excess production of sugar in the EU is driving the price market downwards
  • The global HFCS production is expected to witness a rise between 2015 and 2020. Supplies are expected to grow at a significant pace, owing to the increasing demand from beverage industries in the developing countries

  • The global corn supply and sugar prices determine the prices of HFCS in major producing countries


Sugar - Value Chain Analysis

  • One MT of cane/beet will yield 265 pounds of sugar and 2.3 gallons of ethanol. Price realization from ethanol drives the production of sugar. In Brazil, at present, the price of sugar is 1.15 times higher than the price of ethanol, which is driving the sugar production in the country
  • The leftovers from sugar production, like molasses and sugar beet pulp, can be used for other purposes, such as animal feed, paper, yeast, and amino acid production, in culture media for the biotechnological production of alcohol, citric acid, nutritional yeast, and as a soil conditioner
  • Press Mud is used in the biofertilizer industry, and bagasse goes into paper manufacturing

Global Supply–Demand Analysis

  • The global sugar production in 2017-2018 is expected to increase by 58percent from the previous year to 191 MMT, due to increase in sugar production in Thailand, the EU, and India, owing to good weather condition, expansion of cultivation area and an increase in sugarcane production. Global consumption is growing at a CAGR of 1.2 percent from 2012 to 2017
  • The global sugar supply in 2017-2018 is expected to reach 287 MMT, with consumption reaching 174 MMT
  • A 9.5 percent increase global ending stock are forecasted in 2017/2018 from 2013 to 2014, due to  high an increase in production and less than anticipitated increase in consumption 
  • Brazil, India, and Thailand are the major sugar producing countries in the world
  • Increase in global sugar production in 2017/2018 can be witnessed compared to the previous year, owing to the rise in the EU sugar production after quota expiry

Global Sugarcane and Sugar Beet Production

  • The EU sugar beet production is expected to increase in 2017/2018 compared to the previous year, owing to the removal of the sugar production regime in the EU in 2017. Similarly, Brazil, Thailand, and Indian cane production is expected to increase due to good monsoon
  • Sugar is produced either from sugar beet or sugarcane. Depending upon the suitability of countries, either beet or cane or both are grown to produce sugar
  • The EU occupies 43 percent of the share in the total beet production, and Russia is the second largest beet producing region
  • On an average, France and Germany are the leading sugar beet producers in the world, producing 40.02 MMT  and 259 MMT, respectively
  • Brazil and India are the top cane producers, contributing to 29 percent and 17 percent in the total cane production, respectively
  • China and the US produce both sugarcane and sugar beet

Market Overview

  • According to the world sugar price forecast, prices in Brazil were supported initially with rise in Brazil’s ethanol prices, however, curbed with weaker Real in later half of the month.
  • Prices are anticipated to drop in 2019/2020 with the drop in acreage, yet higher extraction rate is expected to offset the drop in yield. The global sugar price forecast also shows that prices surged in India despite record production levels, with positive export commitments and unfavorable weather, impacting planting. An oversupply situation is expected in 2019/2020 with excess carry-over stocks and prices could be suppressed.
  • The sugar price forecast for Thailand shows that the increase in the EU and Indian sugar supply influences the FOB prices of Thailand, due to the competition in the international sugar market among the top exporters.
  • The global sugar price forecast predicts that since the production estimates of the US declined by 3 percent for 2018/2019 and are likely to reach 8.5 MMT. This could likely curb the price downtrend. The sugar price forecast for the EU is that despite the drop in beet area, sugar output for 2019/2020 is expected to increase by 4 percent, which could pressure prices down.

Why You Should Buy This Report

The report gives information about the sugar market size, value chain analysis, demand- supply analysis of regional and global markets. It gives the Porter’s five force model of the global sugar industry and lists out the major innovations and trends in the market. It breaks down the cost structure, does the pricing analysis and gives the global sugar price forecast. The report details the world sugar price forecast covering regions like US, EU, Thailand, Brazil and lists out the major suppliers in these regions. The report makes a comparative analysis between the sugar and HFCS industries.


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