Ever wonder which countries export the most sugar? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global sugar exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world sugar exports were US$42.9 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $2 billion worth of sugar led by the following countries:

  1. Egypt: $419.2 million
  2. Swaziland: $347.7 million
  3. South Africa: $242.5 million
  4. Mauritius: $237.5 million
  5. Morocco: $214.2 million
  6. Algeria: $204.0 million
  7. Zambia: $76.4 million
  8. Malawi: $64.2 million
  9. Zimbabwe: $58.9 million
10. Mozambique: $49.1 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $8.1 billion worth of sugar led by the following countries:

  1. Thailand: $2.6 billion
  2. China: $1.7 billion
  3. India: $1.7 billion
  4. Turkey: $527.8 million
  5. South Korea: $396.7 million
  7. Indonesia: $224.6 million
  8. Japan: $127.4 million
  9. Philippines: $113.3 million
10. Hong Kong: $104.8 million
European Union (EU) Exporters

Europe Union exported $12.2 billion worth of sugar led by the following EU members:

  1. Germany: $2.2 billion
  2. France: $2.1 billion
  3. Netherlands: $1.6 billion
  4. Belgium: $1.2 billion
  5. Spain: $697 million
  6. Poland: $657.9 million
  7. United Kingdom: $500.4 million
  8. Italy: $398.2 million
  9. Czech Republic: $376.7 million
10. Denmark: $335.1 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $13.8 billion worth of sugar led by the following countries:

  1. Brazil: $10.6 billion
  2. Guatemala: $930 million
  3. Colombia: $533.8 million
  4. Cuba: $410.1 million
  5. Argentina: $305.4 million
  6. El Salvador: $210.8 million
  7. Dominican Republic: $114 million
  8. Nicaragua: $104.6 million
  9. Ecuador: $102.9 million
10. Costa Rica: $93.7 million
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $796.1 million worth of sugar led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $316.2 million
  2. Saudi Arabia: $236.1 million
  3. Lebanon: $72.2 million
  4. Israel: $57.9 million
  5. Bahrain: $51.8 million
  6. Jordan: $35.3 million
  7. Kuwait: $12.6 million
  8. Oman: $6.3 million
  9. Syrian Arab Republic: $3.9 million
10. Iran: $3 million
North American Exporters

North America exported $4.4 billion worth of sugar led by the following countries:

  1. United States: $1.9 billion
  2. Mexico: $1.5 billion
  3. Canada: $945.9 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $391.6 million worth of sugar led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $205.3 million
  2. New Zealand: $119.5 million
  3. Fiji: $66 million
  4. French Polynesia: $598,000
  5. Papua New Guinea: $71,000
  6. Tokelau: $18,000
  7. Northern Mariana Is.: $17,000
  8. Solomon Islands: $12,000
  9. American Samoa: $7,000
10. Samoa: $3,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of sugar from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -19.1%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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