Sugar & HFCS Market Trends
Category Intelligence on Sugar & HFCS covers the following
- Information relating to market, supply, cost, and pricing analysis
- Hard to find data on cost and TCO models, supplier details, and performance benchmarks
- Macroeconomic and regional trends impacting cost, supply, and other market dynamics
- Category-specific negotiation and sourcing advice
Industry Outlook & Drivers
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
- 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.