Brown Sugar Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Brown Sugar Market is segmented by Product Type (Light Brown and Dark Brown), Form (Powder, Granules, and Other Forms, Distribution Channel (Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Specialty Retailers, Online Retailer, and Other Distribution Channels); and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Europe
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 8.13 %

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Market Overview

The brown sugar market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.13% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The distinctive brown color could be attributed to the higher content of molasses. Organic brown sugar is always considered to have slightly higher mineral content than regular refined white sugar owing to the presence of molasses.
  • Organic brown sugar is produced by adding sugarcane molasses to completely refined white sugar crystals at the right proportion and ration of molasses content. There are different types of organic brown sugar and each of these types redefined by a higher or lower content of molasses.

Scope of the Report

The brown sugar market is segmented by product type, form, distribution channel, and geography. Based on product type, the market is segmented into light brown and dark brown. Based on form, the market is segmented into powder, granules, and other forms. Based on the distribution channel, the market is segmented into hypermarkets/supermarkets, convenience stores, specialty retailers, online retailers, and other distribution channels. Based on geography, the study provides an analysis of the brown sugar market in the emerging and established markets across the world, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Product Type
Light Brown
Dark Brown
By Form
By Application
Bakery and Confectionery
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Bakery Products

The increasing demand for bakery products in urban areas is likely to be a major driver for the brown sugar market, owing to the increase in the demand for western bakery products in developing economies. The rise in the indigenous bakery products industry in developing markets, such as the Asia-Pacific and Latin America, is expected to emerge as a prominent factor, boosting the growth of this market in the years to come, thanks to the augmenting popularity of bakery items in urban areas in these regions. The household manufacturing of bakery products is also projected to increase significantly in emerging economies due to the rising interest of consumers, leading to a healthy rise in the demand for brown sugar during the forecast period.

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Asia-Pacific Dominates the Global Market

The brown sugar market is dominated by Asia-Pacific, followed by North America and continue to dominate during the forecast period. Brown sugar is majorly produced by the countries with a tropical climate, like China, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Korea Selatan, Bolivia, Brazil, and Indonesia. Indonesia is one of those countries that produce brown sugar and has a big potency as an exporter of brown sugar. Brown sugar is widely used as a sweetener, flavor, and color enhancer in Indonesia. It is one of the alternatives to meet the needs of sugar in Indonesia. Due to its rising popularity, demerara sugar is also produced in other countries, such as Mexico and India.

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Competitive Landscape

The huge shift of the food and beverage industry toward natural and organic food and ingredient production makes a strong growth base for the brown sugar market.The market for brown sugar is highly fragmented with lots of players. Some of the major key players in the brown sugar market, globally include Imperial Sugar Company, American Crystal Sugar Company, Domino Foods Inc. (C&H Sugar), Südzucker AG, and Organic Tattva.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Light Brown

      2. 5.1.2 Dark Brown

    2. 5.2 By Form

      1. 5.2.1 Powder

      2. 5.2.2 Granules

      3. 5.2.3 Others

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Bakery and Confectionery

      2. 5.3.2 Beverages

      3. 5.3.3 Dairy

      4. 5.3.4 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Imperial Sugar Company

      2. 6.4.2 American Crystal Sugar Company

      3. 6.4.3 Sudzucker AG

      4. 6.4.4 ASR GROUP

      5. 6.4.5 Sunshine Sugar

      6. 6.4.6 Organic Tattva

      7. 6.4.7 DOMINO FOODS INC (C&H Sugar)

      8. 6.4.8 Taikoo Sugar Limited

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Brown Sugar Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Brown Sugar Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.13% over the next 5 years.

Europe is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Imperial Sugar Company, American Crystal Sugar Company, Sudzucker AG, ASR GROUP, Sunshine Sugar are the major companies operating in Brown Sugar Market.

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