Sugar Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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The global sugar market reached a volume of 185 Million Tons in 2017. The market is further projected to cross 198 Million Tons by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of more than 1% during the year 2018-2023. Sugar refers to a sweet crystalline substance which is prepared from sugar cane and sugar beet. It is used across the globe for innumerable food and non-food applications. In addition to offering a sweet taste, sugar performs a variety of other functions in the food industry. It is used as a preservative and prevents the development of microorganisms. It is also used for preventing formation of large ice crystals in frozen products like ice cream. Apart from this, sugar encourages fermentation in products which contain yeast. Moreover, it is used in baked goods for retaining moisture and preventing staleness.

Global Sugar Market Drivers:

  • As compared to its substitutes, sugar is more economical and easily available It is consumed across all socioeconomic age groups and is easily obtainable across the globe in a variety of retails formats viz. convenience stores, departmental stores, supermarkets/hypermarkets, etc.
  • The global food and beverage industry is relatively immune to any downturns caused by economic fluctuations. As a result, the sector has witnessed a constant growth over the past few years. Currently, the food and beverage sector is a major driver of sugar consumption and is expected to create a positive impact on the sugar industry. Moreover, the market growth is anticipated to continue in the long term.
  • Sugar finds numerous applications in the pharmaceutical and skincare industry. In the pharmaceutical sector, it is included in the preparation of antibiotics and cough syrups, on the other hand, in the skincare sector, sugar is used in the manufacturing of scrubs owing to its exfoliating properties.
  • Although the sugar market remains saturated in developed economies, such as North America and Western Europe, it is showing a promising growth in the emerging regions. Driven by rising disposable incomes, urbanisation and changing food habits, the demand for sugar-based products in developing markets, such as India, China and Middle East, is showing a strong growth.
  • Majority of the global sugar production comes from sugarcane, whereas, remaining from sugar beet. Raw materials for sugar are available across the globe with nearly all tropical and subtropical regions accounting for their cultivation.


Sugar Industry Trends

Breakup by Product Type:

On the basis of type, the market has been segmented as white sugar, brown sugar and liquid sugar. At present, white sugar accounts for the majority of the market share.

Breakup by Form:

Based on form, the market is divided into granulated sugar, powdered sugar and syrup sugar. Amongst these, granulate sugar represents the biggest segment followed by powdered and syrup sugar.

Breakup by Application:

On the basis of application, the market finds varied applications in dairy, bakery, confectionary, beverage, canned and frozen foods, pharmaceutical and other food items. Currently, confectionary holds the largest market share.

Breakup by Source:

Based on source, cane sugar accounts for the majority of the market share, which is followed by beet sugar.

Regional Insights:

On a geographical front, Brazil enjoys a leading position in the global sugar market. The sugar industry represents a vital part of the Brazilian economy and accounts for a valuable share in the national GDP. Besides this, Central-South region of Brazil produces a major part of sugar due to favourable climatic conditions. Brazil is followed by India, United States, European Union, China and Thailand and others.

Competitive Landscape:

The market is highly fragmented in nature with the presence of several regional as well as large manufacturers who are competing in terms of prices and quality. There prevails a rigid competition in the market which makes it difficult for small players to enter. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • Suedzucker AG
  • Tereos 
  • Cosan
  • Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation., Ltd.
  • Associated British Foods
  • Nordzucker AG
  • Biosev (Louis-Dreyfus)
  • Wilmar International Limited
  • Thai Roong Ruang Group


This report provides a deep insight into the global sugar industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a sugar manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the sugar industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global sugar market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global sugar industry?
  • What are the major application segments in the global sugar industry?
  • What are the various forms in the global sugar industry?
  • What are the major source types in the global sugar industry?
  • What are the popular product types in the global sugar industry?
  • What are the price trends of sugar?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global sugar industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global sugar industry?
  • What is the structure of the global sugar industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global sugar industry?
  • What are the profit margins in the global sugar industry?
  • What are the key requirements for setting up a sugar manufacturing plant?
  • How is sugar manufactured?
  • What are the various unit operations involved in a sugar manufacturing plant?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up a sugar manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for setting up a sugar manufacturing plant?
  • What are the raw material requirements for setting up a sugar manufacturing plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements for sugar?
  • What are the transportation requirements for sugar?
  • What are the utility requirements for setting up a sugar manufacturing plant?
  • What are the manpower requirements for setting up a sugar manufacturing plant?
  • What are the infrastructure costs for setting up a sugar manufacturing plant?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up a sugar manufacturing plant?
  • What are the operating costs for setting up a sugar manufacturing plant?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for a sugar manufacturing plant?
  • What is the time required to break-even?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Sugar Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1    Volume Trends
        5.2.2    Value Trends
   5.3    Price Analysis
        5.3.1    Price Indicators
        5.3.2    Price Structure
        5.3.3    Price Trends
    5.4    Market Breakup by Type 
    5.5    Market Breakup by Form
    5.6    Market Breakup by Application
    5.7    Market Breakup by Source
    5.8    Market Breakup by Region
    5.9    Market Forecast
    5.10    Imports and Exports
    5.11    SWOT Analysis
        5.11.1    Strengths
        5.11.2    Weaknesses
        5.11.3    Opportunities
        5.11.4    Threats
    5.12    Value Chain Analysis
        5.12.1    Raw Material Procurement
        5.12.2    Manufacturing
        5.12.3    Marketing
        5.12.4    Distribution
        5.12.5    Exports
        5.12.6    End-Use
    5.13    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.13.1    Overview
        5.13.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.13.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.13.4    Degree of Competition
        5.13.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.13.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.14    Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
6    Market Breakup by Type 
    6.1    White Sugar 
    6.2    Brown Sugar 
    6.3    Liquid Sugar
7    Market Breakup by Form
    7.1    Granulated Sugar 
    7.2    Powdered Sugar 
    7.3    Syrup Sugar 
8    Market Breakup by Application
    8.1    Dairy 
    8.2    Bakery 
    8.3    Confectionery 
    8.4    Beverage 
    8.5    Canned & Frozen Foods 
    8.6    Pharmaceutical
    8.7    Other Food Items 
9    Market Breakup by Source
    9.1    Cane Sugar 
    9.2    Beet Sugar
10    Market Breakup by Region
    10.1    Brazil
    10.2    India
    10.3    United States
    10.4    European Union
    10.5    China
    10.6    Thailand
    10.7    Others
11    Competitive Landscape
    11.1    Market Structure
    11.2    Key Players
12    Sugar Processing
    12.1    Product Overview
    12.2    Detailed Process Flow
    12.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    12.4    Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
13    Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    13.1    Land Requirements and Expenditures
    13.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    13.3    Plant Machinery
    13.4    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    13.5    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    13.6    Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    13.7    Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    13.8    Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    13.9    Other Capital Investments
14    Loans and Financial Assistance
15    Project Economics
    15.1    Capital Cost of the Project
    15.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    15.3    Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
    15.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    15.5    Income Projections
    15.6    Expenditure Projections
    15.7    Financial Analysis
    15.8    Profit Analysis
16    Key Player Profiles
    16.1    Suedzucker AG
    16.2    Tereos  
    16.3    Cosan
    16.4    Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation., Ltd.
    16.5    Associated British Foods
    16.6    Nordzucker AG
    16.7    Biosev (Louis-Dreyfus)
    16.8    Wilmar International Limited
    16.9    Thai Roong Ruang Group
 
List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Sugar Industry Overview
Figure 2: Global: Sugar Market: Production Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2010 - 2017
Figure 3: Global: Sugar Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2010 - 2017
Figure 4: Global: Sugar Market: Consumption Value Trends (in Million US$), 2010 - 2017
Figure 5: Global: Sugar Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2010 - 2017
Figure 6: Global: Sugar Market: Production Breakup by Type (in %), 2017
Figure 7: Global: Sugar Market: Consumption Breakup by Form (in %), 2017
Figure 8: Global: Sugar Market: Production Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 9: Global: Sugar Market: Consumption Breakup by Source (in %), 2017
Figure 10: Global: Sugar Market: Consumption Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 11: Global: Sugar Market Forecast: Consumption Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 12: Global: Sugar Market Forecast: Consumption Value Trends (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 13: Global: Sugar Market: Export Volume Trends (in Tons). 
Figure 14: Global: Sugar Market: Breakup by Export Volume (in %).
Figure 15: Global: Sugar Market: Import Volume Trends (in Tons).
Figure 16: Global: Sugar Market: Breakup by Import Volume (in %).
Figure 17: Global: Sugar Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 18: Global: Sugar Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 19: Global: Sugar Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 20: Brazil: Sugar Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 21: India: Sugar Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 22: European Union: Sugar Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 23: China: Sugar Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 24: United States: Sugar Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 25: Thailand: Sugar Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 26: Sugar Processing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 27: Sugar Processing: Conversion Rate of Products
Figure 28: Sugar Processing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 29: Sugar Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 30: Sugar Processing Plant: Manufacturing Cost Breakup (in %)

List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Sugar Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: Global: Sugar Market Forecast: Consumption Breakup by Type (in ‘000 Tons), 2018-2023
Table 3: Global: Sugar Market Forecast: Consumption Breakup by Form (in ‘000 Tons), 2018-2023
Table 4: Global: Sugar Market Forecast: Consumption Breakup by Application (in ‘000 Tons), 2018-2023
Table 5: Global: Sugar Market Forecast: Consumption Breakup by Source (in ‘000 Tons), 2018-2023
Table 6: Global: Sugar Market Forecast: Consumption Breakup by Region (in ‘000 Tons), 2018-2023
Table 7: Global: Sugar Market: Export Data of Major Countries.
Table 8: Global: Sugar Market: Import Data of Major Countries.
Table 9: Global: Sugar Market: Production Capacities of Key Players.
Table 10: Sugar Processing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 11: Sugar Processing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 12: Sugar Processing Plant: Costs Related to Machinery (in US$)
Table 13: Sugar Processing Plant: Raw Material Requirements
Table 14: Sugar Processing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 15: Sugar Processing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 16: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 17: Sugar Processing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 18: Sugar Processing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 19: Sugar Processing Plant: Taxation and Depreciation
Table 20: Sugar Processing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 21: Sugar Processing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 22: Sugar Processing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis Without Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 23: Sugar Processing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability
Table 24: Sugar Processing Plant: Profit and Loss Account


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