The Sugar Manufacturing industry's performance over the past five years has been decidedly bittersweet. It remains at the mercy of errant climatic conditions and global supply, demand and pricing fluctuations, which have caused revenue and profitability to vary dramatically. Historically high sugar prices helped boost revenue over 2009-10, but could do little to offset losses flowing from steep declines in production over the subsequent two years. Adverse weather conditions, including severe bouts of drought and flooding, led to huge declines in both supply and revenue, especially during the millennium drought and the devastation from tropical cyclones Larry (2006) and Yasi (2011).
Sugar manufacturers process sugarcane to create raw or refined sugar, or molasses. These products are then exported or sold to food manufacturers, grocery wholesalers and supermarket chains.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.