Sugar

U.S. Sugar Exports in 2021

Total Export Value
$1.33 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
2 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$1.32 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-3.58% (2012-2021)

USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in sugar, can be found in the Sugar: World Markets and Trade report.

Top 10 Markets for Sugar in 2021

Market Total Value (USD)
Mexico $570.11 Million
Canada $386.94 Million
European Union $58.57 Million
Japan $51.18 Million
South Korea $24.03 Million
Guatemala $19.32 Million
Australia $15.02 Million
Colombia $14.36 Million
Thailand $13.73 Million
Brazil $13.6 Million
Top 10 Sugar Export Markets 2012 - 2021
Annual Sugar Exports 2012 - 2021

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Programs

Import Programs

Sugar Import Program

U.S. imports of sugar are controlled by a system of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) with annual quota volumes established by USDA.

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Dominican Republic: Sugar Semi-annual

For Marketing Year October 2022/September 2023 (MY 2022/23), Post forecasts overall sugar production in the Dominican Republic (DR) to increase to 630,000 metric tons (MT) due to favorable weather conditions. During MY 2021/22, total sugar production reached 625,391 MT, a 2 percent increase from MY 2020/21 due to favorable rainfall patterns that improved agricultural yields.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Africa: Sugar Semi-annual

Post estimates that the South African sugar cane crop will grow by 7 percent to 18.4 million metric tons (MT) in the 2022/23 market year (MY), up from 17.2 million MT in the 2021/22 MY. This is based on a return to normal weather conditions, an improvement in yields, and industry efforts to increase production, especially for small-scale farmers.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Brazil: Sugar Semi-annual

Brazil’s Marketing Year (MY) 2022/23 sugarcane crop is estimated at 621 million metric tons (MMT), an increase of eight percent compared to the final estimate for MY 2021/22 (576 MMT), supported by better weather conditions vis-à-vis the previous year. Sugar prices remain attractive and sugar-ethanol plants have focused on sugar production as opposed to ethanol. Brazilian exports for MY 2022/23 are estimated at 28.2 MMT, raw value, an increase of 2.25 MMT relative to the previous season.

News and Features

USDA Fiscal Year 2020 Sugar Program Announcements
USDA Announces Reassignments of Fiscal Year 2020 Domestic Marketing Allocations and Increases to Fiscal Year 2020 Raw and Refined Sugar Tariff-Rate Quotas
March 10, 2020
News Release

USDA Statement on U.S. Sugar Market

USDA Statement on U.S. Sugar Market

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