A closer look at sugar deliveries, demand growth USDA forecasts for demand growth

USDA estimates sugar deliveries for food use shrank by half a percent in 2017/18 and as of last WASDE forecasts a 0.6 percent increase for that volume in 2018/19 at 12.125 million STRV. This volume is unchanged from forecasts in the previous months, though [...]

Higher sugar stocks: Lower use, not lower demand for U.S. sugar?

USDA now estimates beginning sugar stocks for the 2018/19 marketing year at 2.008 million short tons raw value (STRV). The bump in estimated stocks comes from a reduction in miscellaneous use in USDA’s February WASDE report, which is explained as an adjustment to data [...]

U.S. sugar deliveries for the wholesale sector

Deliveries to wholesale grocers, jobbers*, and dealers make up around 21% of all sugar deliveries for human use (average, 2013/14-2017/18), making this category the second largest. (The largest is bakery and cereal, though at 24% of all deliveries for human use, wholesale is a [...]

Weaker growth for sugar deliveries to the beverage industry

Until last marketing year, sugar deliveries to the U.S. beverage sector had seen remarkable growth, rising in nine out of the ten years starting in 2006/07. One reason for the trend, unsurprisingly, has been the vogue for “natural” products and the rise in public [...]