The Resiliency of America’s Sugar Supply Chain

America’s sugar supply chain proved resilient in the face of immense challenges in 2019 and 2020, in large part due to the stability provided by U.S. farm and trade policies, the American Sugar Alliance stated in a report submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Russia’s Sugar Industry: Transformation with Government Intervention

The report, authored by Patrick H. Chatenay and Sergey Gudoshnikov, not only details how Russia engineered a sudden shift in sugar production, transforming from one of the world’s biggest sugar importers to a net exporter of sugar, but also why the government sought to regenerate its domestic sugar industry.

Charts and Graphs

Download charts and graphs on the economics of the global sugar market.

Country-by-Country Sugar Subsidy Developments

Compiled by ASA staff using USDA’s Global Agricultural Information Network reports.

The European Union Sugar Industry at World Market Prices

After more than half a century as a highly regulated sugar policy, with minimum prices and domestic sales’ quotas, the European Union’s Sugar Regime was liberalized from October 1, 2017. From then on, producers would freely decide how much to supply, a large amount of duty-free imports were available and prices were to be determined by supply and demand. “Market forces” would rule. Click here for the full report.

An Examination of Foreign Subsidies and Trade Policies For Sugar

The International Center for Agricultural Competitiveness (ICAC) at Texas Tech hosts and maintains a database of subsidies and trade policy information for public use. The report summarizes the information obtained and housed in the database relating to sugar in key producing, consuming, exporting, and importing countries. Click here for the full report.

The Myth of High U.S. Sugar Prices

Do American consumers pay triple the world price for sugar? No.

Indian sugar policy: Government role in production expansion, and transition from importer to exporter

Prepared by Antoine Meriot, Sugar Expertise LLC, for the American Sugar Alliance (ASA.)

Analysis of the Coalition for Sugar Reform Amendments to U.S. Sugar Policy: Potential Effect on Policy and Industry

Dr. Joe Outlaw and Dr. James Richardson, co-directors of Texas A&M’s Agricultural and Food Policy Center.

Economic Effects of U.S. Sugar Policy

Professor Alexander J. Triantis Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Domestic and International Sugar Prices: Differences, Links, Indications of Import Protection and Export Support

A report for the American Sugar Alliance by Patrick H. Chatenay, President, ProSunergy (UK) Ltd.

Thailand’s Sugar Policy: Government Drives Production and Export Expansion

Prepared by Antoine Meriot, Sugar Expertise LLC, for the American Sugar Alliance (ASA.)

The Confectionary Industries in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico: Trends in Structure, Domestic Production and Use, Trade and Cost Comparisons

Buzzanell and Associates, Inc.