Retail price for granulated sugar in the U.S. 2000-2018

In the United States, the average retail price per pound of granulated sugar was roughly 62 U.S. cents in 2018. The price of sugar has fluctuated considerably over the past seventeen years, peaking at almost 70 U.S. cents per pound in 2012.

Sugar production

Within the 2018/2019 period, a total of just under 180 million metric tons of sugar was produced worldwide. This was a decrease of roughly 15 and a half million tons compared to the previous time span. Over one-sixth of the global 180 million tons was produced by India, the world’s leading producer of sugar during 2018/2019. Other major producers of sugar included Brazil, the EU, and Thailand for that period.

Sugar intake

Within the same marketing period, an estimated 174 million metric tons’ worth of sugar was consumed by people worldwide. Global sugar consumption has been increasing steadily with each consecutive year since 2009/2010. Some of the world’s leading sugar consumers included many of the same top producing countries and regions, namely India, the EU, and China. India’s sugar consumption amounted to some 27 and a half million metric tons during the 2018/2019 period.

Average retail price per pound of granulated sugar in the U.S. from 2000 to 2018

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Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

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