Sugar Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Sugar Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1181 | Aug 2014

Sweetening the pot: Industry revenue has risen despite volatile weather and demand conditions

IBISWorld’s Sugar Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry has been plagued by erratic climatic conditions and fluctuations in global supply and demand, which have contributed to considerable revenue volatility over the past five years. The industry derives a large share of its revenue from exports. Australian sugar manufacturers are subject to global market dynamics, with supply and prices being determined by larger sugar producing nations such as Brazil and India. A strong Australian dollar for the majority of the past five years has dented industry exports, but they have been buoyed by strong sugar consumption in South-East Asia. Industry revenue is forecast to expand by an annualised 4.6% in the five years through 2014-15, to reach $3.1 billion. This includes a 1.2% forecast growth rate in 2014-15... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry activity is heavily concentrated in Queensland. Since cane quality declines quickly after harvesting, sugar processors tend to locate close to sugarcane farms. Therefore, it is not surprising that the industry is heavily concentrated in Queensland. Queensland provides ideal climatic conditions for sugarcane production due to its subtropical weather patterns characterised by high annual rainfall. Queensland also has good infrastructure and a reliable irrigation water supply. Queensland currently has the majority of sugar mills, mostly located in Bundaberg and between Mackay and Cairns. Mills and refineries are usually located close to bulk shipping terminals. Seven terminals operate along the Queensland coast... purchase to read more


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What is the Sugar Manufacturing Industry?

Sugar manufacturers process sugar cane to create raw or refined sugar or molasses. These products are then exported or sold to food manufacturers, grocery wholesalers and supermarket chains.

Industry Products
White sugarBrown sugarRaw sugarCafe productsBy-products
Industry Activities
Brown sugarCane syrupCaster sugarIcing sugarIcing sugar mixtureMolassesSugarTreacle

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