How sweet it is: A weak Australian dollar is boosting industry export earnings

IBISWorld’s Sugar Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has faced volatile commodity prices and variable weather patterns over the period
  • The industry's reliance on exports means that performance is susceptible to world sugar prices
  • Operating conditions will largely depend on output from major global producers, such as Brazil

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Sugar Manufacturing industry has faced volatile commodity prices and fluctuating weather patterns over the past five years. Despite these trends, industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 2.8% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $3.0 billion. Domestic sugar prices have remained high for the majority of the past five years, although they have trended downwards over most of the period. Additionally, domestic sugar production has increased over the past five years. These two factors have boosted industry revenue over the period. Industry revenue is forecast to grow 19.9% during 2016-17, due to soaring world sugar prices in Australian dollar terms.

    The industry derives a large share of its revenue from exports...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Firms wishing to engage in sugar manufacturing face significant barriers to entry. A major factor inhibiting entry is access to raw supplies. The presence of internationally owned companies and medium- and long-term supply contracts in both raw and refined sugar markets can act as a major impediment to entry. Although the deregulation of the Queensland sugar industry has allowed canegrowers to sell their harvest to the mill of their choice, most canegrowers have contracts with mills to sell to them for a set period. This arrangement may limit the ability of new millers to secure sugar cane for processing. The land available for agriculture is also declining, so the difficulty of sourcing raw supplies may increase in the future.


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    Additional Insights for the Sugar Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sugar Manufacturing Industry are

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of sugar and Demand from chocolate and confectionery manufacturing in the Sugar Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Sugar Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry companies primarily manufacture raw or refined sugar or molasses from sugar cane, raw cane sugar or sugar beet.

    Industry Products
    White sugar
    Brown sugar
    Raw sugar
    Cafe products
    Other products
    Industry Activities
    Brown sugar
    Cane syrup
    Caster sugar
    Icing sugar
    Icing sugar mixture

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of sugar
  • Demand from chocolate and confectionery manufacturing
  • Demand from soft drink manufacturing
  • Domestic price of sugar
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Export controversy
  • World sugar prices
  • Upstream production
  • Increased consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Sugar Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sugar Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Ice Cream Manufacturing
  • Cake and Pastry Manufacturing
  • Biscuit Manufacturing
  • Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Soft Drink Manufacturing
  • Fruit Juice Drink Manufacturing
  • Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Sugar Cane Growing

  • Products & Services
  • White sugar
  • By-products
  • Cafe products
  • Other products
  • Raw sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Chart: Sugar Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Health concerns
  • Price
  • Demographics

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Other markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sugar Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sugar Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sugar Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Wilmar Sugar Australia LimitedMackay Sugar LimitedMP Australia Holdings Pty LtdTully Sugar LimitedFinasucre Investments (Australia) Pty Limited
  • Table: Wilmar Sugar Australia Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Mackay Sugar Limited - financial performance
  • Table: MP Australia Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Tully Sugar Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Finasucre Investments (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sugar Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Sugar Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Sugar Production (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • The residual fibrous pulp remaining from the raw sugar processing of sugar cane.
  • Ethanol
  • An alcohol-based fuel produced from the fermentation of a range of plants, including sugar cane.
  • Molasses
  • A by-product from processing sugar cane or sugar beets into sugar.
  • Organic Sugar
  • Sugar that is approximately 50% less processed than conventionally refined sugar.
  • Sugar Futures Market
  • Where sugar buyers and sellers enter agreements to trade a set amount of sugar at a predetermined price and date.
  • Treacle
  • Syrup produced during the sugar refining process.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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