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Sugar 2018/19: Hard facts and figures

December 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM , Der AUDITOR
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Important data provided in a clearly-structured Excel file, including: Background information, sugar production data, import and export figures and market prices.


Origins and use

The German chemist Andreas Sigismund Marggraf discovered that beets contain sugar in 1747. More than 50 years later the chemist Franz Carl Achard established the first industrial sugar beet refinery in Kunern, Prussia.

Sugar is, however, not only produced from sugar beets. Cane sugar production is also widely spread. While countries in Europe and Asia commonly grow sugar beets, countries in the Far East and South America mainly cultivate cane sugar.

White or refined sugar is classified as staple food and finds widesprea

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