The United States is the world's largest consumer of sweeteners, including high-fructose corn syrup. Besides ranking as one of the largest global sugar producers, it is one of the few countries with a significant output of both sugarbeets and sugarcane. It is also among the largest sugar importers. The U.S. sugar program uses price supports, domestic marketing allotments, and tariff-rate quotas to influence the amount of sugar available to the U.S. market. ERS monitors the sugar market, offering the following:

  • Current and historical data on sugar and sweetener production, uses, prices, and trade.
  • Monthly market outlook reports covering production, consumption, shipments, prices received, and trade, including analyses of developments in U.S. and Mexican sugar markets.
  • In-depth analyses of conditions in the domestic and global sugar and sweeteners market, including supply, demand, and commodity and trade policy.