The sugar industry comprises the production, processing and marketing of sugars. Sugar beets and sugarcanes have the largest percentages of sugar among different types of plants. This is why they are the most preferred choices when it comes to extraction. The global sugar market attained a volume of 193.2 million tons in 2020. This growth is expected to continue with the forecast for 2026 by independent market research firms to be around 202.1 million tons.
The foods and beverages industry is prone to ups and downs in financial terms. However, over the last decade, the Agri-commodity sector has witnessed constant growth. Especially, if we particularly talk about the Sugar Exports market.
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.