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  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: March 2014

    SSSM-307, March 14, 2014

    The March 2014 outlook for both the U.S. and Mexico sugar and sweeteners markets is analyzed based on the latest projections contained in USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Use Estimates report.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: March 2015

    SSSM-319, March 16, 2015

    The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for March 2015 reviews the sugar and sweeteners market conditions for the United States and Mexico.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: March 2017

    SSSM-343, March 15, 2017

    The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for March reviews the sugar and sweetener market conditions for the United States and Mexico based on changes to the March WASDE.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: May 2012

    SSSM-285, May 15, 2012

    Projected U.S. sugar supply for fiscal year (FY) 2013 is down 2.4 percent from FY 2012, as lower imports more than offset higher production and beginning stocks. Higher beet sugar production reflects higher area and trend yields, while cane sugar production is nearly unchanged from a year earlier. Imports under the tariff rate quota (TRQ) reflect the minimum of U.S. commitments to import raw and refined sugar and the projected shortfall. The Secretary of Agriculture will establish the TRQ at a later date. Imports from Mexico are up, mainly due to higher production in Mexico. Total use is up 1 percent.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: May 2013

    SSSM-297, May 16, 2013

    The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for May 2013 reviews the sugar and sweetener outlook for the United States and Mexico, emphasizing changes made in the May 2013 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and new forecasts for 2013/14. Also included is a chapter on sugar supply and use in other major producing and exporting countries and forecasts for 2013/14.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: November 2012

    SSSM-291, November 15, 2012

    The Sugar and Sweetener Outlook reviews the sugar and sweetener outlook for the United States and Mexico, emphasizing changes made in the most recent month's of the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: November 2014

    SSSM-315, November 17, 2014

    Ending 2015 fiscal year U.S. sugar stocks forecast to decline compared with fiscal year 2014.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: November 2015

    SSSM-327, November 17, 2015

    The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for November 2015 reviews sugar and sweeteners market conditions for the United States and Mexico.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: November 2016

    SSS-M-339, November 16, 2016

    Increased ending stocks for 2015/16 carry over into higher projected supplies and ending stocks in 2016/17.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: November 2017

    SSSM-351, November 16, 2017

    Larger ending stocks projected for both 2016/17 and 2017/18.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: October 2012

    SSSM-290, October 16, 2012

    The Sugar and Sweetener Outlook reviews the sugar and sweetener outlook for the the United States and Mexico, emphasizing changes made in the most recent month's of the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: October 2014

    SSSM-314, October 17, 2014

    Ending 2015 fiscal year U.S. sugar stocks predicted to rise.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: October 2016

    SSSM-338, October 18, 2016

    Later sugarbeet harvesting pace and increased crop outlook raises 2016/17 U.S. sugar production projections.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: October 2017

    SSSM-350, October 18, 2017

    Forecast sugar production reduced for both beet and cane sugar in 2017/18.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: September 2012

    SSSM-289, September 17, 2012

    The Sugar and Sweetener Outlook reviews the sugar and sweetener outlook for the United States and Mexico, emphasizing changes made in the most recent month's edition of the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: September 2014

    SSSM-313, September 17, 2014

    Commerce Department announces an affirmative preliminary determination in its countervailing duty investigation of sugar imports from Mexico.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: September 2015

    SSSM-325, September 17, 2015

    The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for September 2015 reviews the sugar and sweeteners market conditions for the United States and Mexico.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: September 2016

    SSSM-337, September 16, 2016

    The Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook for September reviews the sugar and sweetener market conditions for the United States and Mexico based on changes to the September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE).

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: September 2017

    SSSM-349, September 18, 2017

    Forecast sugar deliveries shifted from 2016/17 to 2017/18 due to hurricane-related disruptions.

  • Sugar: Background for 1990 Farm Legislation

    AGES-9006, February 01, 1990

    This report address considerations in the 1990 farm bill debate for sugar, including market conditions, policy proposals, trade agreements, and the interactions between policy and markets for selected commodities. The sugar support program and rapid adoption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) played important roles in transforming the U.S. sugar industry in the 1980's. While sugar output and productivity increased, consumption of sugar fell dramatically as HFCS displaced sugar in many uses, particularly beverages. After a decade of steady decline, sugar consumption in 1987 began rising at a slow rate. U.S. imports of sugar for consumption fell from an average of over 4 million short tons in 1979-81, to about 1 million tons in 1988. U.S. sugar import quotas have been binding since May 1982, to keep prices at levels required by the sugar program. Regional sugar balances have altered in the 1980's, and beet sugar now provides about 45 percent of U.S. sugar use, up from about 30 percent. The world sugar market changed much in the past decade, moderating the price cycle and extending the period of persistently low prices.