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)

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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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

World Production, Markets, and Trade Report

Sugar Monthly Import and Re-Export Data

This monthly report provides information on U.S. sugar import and re-exports, including the fill rate of the sugar TRQs and sugar imports from Mexico.
On December 22, 2022, the Department of Agriculture (DA) issued Memorandum Order 77 (MO 77) for the department to take action to stabilize sugar prices and evaluate the importation of 65,050 metric tons (MT) of refined sugar through the Minimum...
On October 28, 2022, Tongaat Hullet’s management announced that they opted to go into voluntary business rescue due to the company’s severe levels of financial distress. On Tuesday November 1, Tongaat Hullet missed the deadline to pay R401 million ($22.9 million) for cane delivered by 4,300 growers in September.

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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