The Asian Pacific Rim (APR) region is the biggest region on the world sugar balance sheet in terms of consumption and imports. Both production and export statistics for the region lag behind South American figures, due to Brazil, while production in Southern Asia, including India, was also marginally above the APR region’s total in 2017/18. This study reviews and updates the current sugar market situation in selected countries in Asia, and quantifies changes in the regional sugar trade.
APR key parameters:
The analysis reveals that sugar tradeflows in APR region have become more focused on supply from within the region and more binary in terms of supply routes. However, projected consumption growth will challenge regional producers to expand in order to maintain this intra-regional focus, or alternative supply routes will need to be reinstated.
Introduction Regional Sugar Balance Production Consumption Recent Changes in RTAs Recent Changes in Trade Dynamics Sugar Industries and National Refining Capacity Indonesia Thailand China Korea / Japan Australia The Physical Flow of Raw Sugar across the Asian Pacific Rim Raw Sugar Trade Matrix Quality Norms Raw Sugar Cargo Sizes The Involvement of Tradehouses Typical Seasonality / Supply Analysis Alternative Tradeflows An Overview – Looking Forward