U.S. sugar use down in 2020/21, sugar deliveries for food use up modestly

USDA published figures for sugar demand during the 2020/21 market year. Based on this data, the agency sees all 2020/21 domestic deliveries for food use at 12.109 million STRV, down nearly 1 percent from 2019/20 deliveries of 12.246 million STRV. (Note that this figure [...]

Sugar deliveries declined during spring

With delivery data for two months under COVID-19, March and April, USDA lowered 2019/20 sugar deliveries for food use by 75,000 STRV in the June WASDE. After huge April imports because of the quota increases, USDA is placing YTD deliveries for food use by [...]

WASDE challenges expectations for domestic sugar & corn demand

Intriguing WASDE sugar forecasts this month: A look at the bottom line shows an increase of 118,000 short tons raw value (STRV) in 2019/20 ending stocks, perhaps prompting a sense of relief as supply and markets seem to be improving. But that does not [...]

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 [...]

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