The global sugar trade is around 64 million tons per year. Raw sugar accounts for around 60% of worldwide commerce volumes. Although more than 120 nations produce sugar, the top 5 Sugar Exporting Countries (Brazil, Thailand, India, Australia, and Guatemala) accounted for approximately 70% of global commerce in 2016-18.
Sugar is derived from two major crops: sugarcane and sugar beet, which are grown in various regions across the world. Sugar beet grows best in chilly, wetter climates. There are more than 120 Sugar Producing Nations around the globe.
Sugar is a kind of carbohydrate that the body uses to produce glucose. They are a source of energy for us.
It can be found naturally in some foodstuffs, such as fruits and dairy products, and is also added to a wide range of foods. However, the most common crop used for extracting Sugar used in our daily lives is Sugarcane. It contributes 80% of the World’s Sugar Production.
Today, India holds the coveted spot of being the largest producer of Sugar in the world. However, as “Rome was not built in a day”, similarly this remarkable feat also has its own share of ups and downs.