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Sugar Production & Refining – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 206  |  NAICS 31131

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Sugar Processing  (view report)
Sugarcane Harvesting  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Sugar and Sweeteners - US

Market research report analyzes key trends and developments for the U.S. sweetener market, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast, segment performance (e.g., sugar, syrup and molasses, non-caloric substitutes, and honey), sweeteners as ingredients in packaged food and drink, usage of sweeteners, sweetened products, and leading manufacturers and brands.

Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Resources available from this organization include:

Background section provides a summary overview of the market for natural sweetener products, with topics covered in this section including U.S. sugarcane and sugarbeet production by geographic region, U.S. and world raw cane and refined beet sugar prices, high fructose corn syrup production and prices, and U.S. deliveries of caloric sweeteners including high fructose corn syrup, honey, and maple syrup.

Market Outlook
Monthly market outlook report analyzes cane and beet sugar production, supply, usage, imports, and exports for the U.S. and Mexico on a historical and projected basis, and also includes on a recurring basis analyses of developments in the world markets and in the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) high fructose corn syrup market, which encompasses the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Yearbook Tables
Yearbook provides current and historical data on production, supply, usage, trade, and prices for sugar and other sweeteners, with data sets provided including world production, supply, and distribution, U.S. and world sweetener prices, and U.S. supply and use; corn sweetener supply, usage, and trade; U.S. honey and maple syrup production, prices, and trade; and U.S. consumption of caloric sweeteners.

LMC International
Sugar & Sweeteners

Comprehensive selection of research reports provides extensive coverage of the sweetener market, with reports available including the annual "Global Markets for Low Caloric and Caloric Sweeteners" report which provides historical and forecast demand data for low calorie (e.g., aspartame, stevia,  sucralose) and caloric sweeteners (e.g., sugar, high fructose syrup) by end use and global region.

Global Sweetener Market

Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the sweetener market on a global basis, with information provided including market size and forecast for natural (e.g., sugar, high fructose corn syrup) and artificial sweeteners (e.g., aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, and neotame) and major producers profiled including Cumberland Packing, Cargill, Ingredion, Tate & Lyle, and Roquette.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Sugar Manufacturers  Search for "31131" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Sugar Manufacturers  Search for "31131" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Sugar Processing
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Sugar Refinery

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions, such as process engineer, production supervisor, assistant buyer, and millwright, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Florida Crystals Corporation, which in partnership with a Florida growers cooperative, owns ASR Group and its Florida Crystals, Domino, and C&H brands.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Sugar and Confectionary Product Manufacturing

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by manufacturers in this sector that (1) process sugarcane into raw cane sugar and/or (2) refine this product into a finished product form (e.g., granulated, confectioner's powdered, brown, liquid, syrup, and cane or blackstrap molasses) or (3) manufacture finished products directly from sugarbeets.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 206 - Sugar Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 31131 - Sugar Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Cane sugar refineries - establishments that primarily refine raw cane sugar into white granulated sugars for use in food products and other applications. These establishments may also produce brown, powdered, and other types of sugars.
Beet sugar manufacturers - establishments that primarily produce sugar from sugarbeets, which are grown in colder climates where sugarcane cannot be cultivated. These establishments may also produce other related products, such as molasses.
Sugarcane mills - establishments that primarily process sugarcane into raw sugar and other byproducts, such as bagasse and molasses. These establishments may also refine raw  sugar into white granulated sugars for use in food products and other applications.
Raw cane sugar manufacturers - establishments that primarily produce raw cane sugar, which is an unrefined product that still contains molasses and other impurities. This product may be sold to other manufacturers for further refining or used to produce other products.
Molasses manufacturers - establishments that primarily produce molasses as a byproduct of sugarcane milling or refining. Molasses may be sold directly to consumers or used as an ingredient in other food products, such as rum and baked goods.
Cane syrup manufacturers - establishments that primarily produce cane syrup, which is a sweetener made from sugarcane juice that has been boiled down to a thick, syrupy consistency. Cane syrup may be sold directly to consumers or used as an ingredient in other food products.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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