Difference in availability of refined sugars and corn sweeteners grew over the last 10 years

U.S. per capita caloric sweetener availability, 1970–2021

In 2021, 127.3 pounds per person of caloric sweeteners were available for consumption by U.S. consumers, down from a high of 153.6 pounds in 1999. Availability of total corn sweeteners (high-fructose corn syrup, glucose syrup, and dextrose) fell from 85.7 pounds per person in 1999 to 55.3 pounds in 2021. Meanwhile, refined sugar (cane and beet) availability per person surpassed corn sweeteners in 2011, reaching 69.7 pounds per person in 2021.

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