Market Outlook

Sugar & Sweeteners Outlook, May 2020 (summary)

U.S. Sugar Production Projected To Increase in 2020/21, Raising Sugar Supplies

Sugar production in North America is expected to increase in 2020/21, as sugarbeet and sugarcane growers in the United States and Mexico are expected to see more normal weather conditions and better crop production. As a result, the United States is projected to import less sugar in 2020/21. Imports from Mexico, however, are projected to be higher.

U.S. domestic deliveries in 2020/21 are projected to be flat with the current 2019/20 estimates. The strong pace of deliveries in the United States through the first half of 2019/20 is clouded by economic uncertainties and drastic changes to food marketing channels due to COVID-19.

Bar Chart of U.S. sugar production and imports, 2006/07 to 2020/21

See the May Sugar & Sweeteners Outlook report and previous reports.

Last updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

For more information, contact: Michael McConnell