European Union-27: sugar consumption volume forecast 2015-2028

Provisional numbers for 2018 put the amount of sugar consumed in the European Union (EU-27) at approximately 17 million metric tons. Forecasts for see a slight dip. By 2028, it is expected that the overall consumption of sugar in the EU will drop to around 16.3 million tons.

Production

Sugar is obtained from sugar cane or beet by removing molasses from raw sugar in a refining process. The result of this process is white sugar. Brown sugar is deliberately coated with molasses or has residual molasses. Worldwide production of sugar reached 179 million metric tons in 2018/19.

Consumption in comparison

The common market of the EU is the second largest sugar market in the world. In 2018/19, it surpassed the Chinese market by almost three million tons. However, it paled in comparison to the Indian market, where 27.5 million tons were consumed. That puts EU consumption at a bit more than two thirds of Indian consumption. Global consumption added up to 174 million metric tons.

Forecast volume of sugar consumed in the European Union (EU 27) from 2015 to 2028*

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Sources

Release date

2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The values reported by the source have been rounded.
* Data from 2019 to 2028 is forecast.
** Data for 2018 is provisional.

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