Sugar deliveries for food use (including re-export products) from October through May totaled 7.036 million short tons, down 0.1 percent from the same period last year. May’s deliveries dipped below deliveries for the same month in the last three years.
Cumulative deliveries are up 0.3 percent YOY for the largest use category, bakery and cereal. The second largest category, confectionery, is up 4.4 percent, a sizable increase year on year. Other top categories of use, however, have seen declines in cumulative deliveries: Ice cream and dairy, down 0.1 percent; beverages, down 3.4 percent; canned, bottled, and frozen foods, down 6.1 percent; and multiple and other food uses, down 6.8 percent.