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The rise of China as a major sugar importer driving global demand [Registered]

Rise in both income and urban population will drive sugar consumption in China and make it the leading importer of sugar by 2020 according to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) commodities research unit. The current per capita consumption of sugar in China is 7.6 kg and is expected to rise 12.6 kg. This implies an annual growth in consumption of 4.4% over the next 8 years informed by probable rise in urban population by 100 million over the period, (according to a report from National Population and Family Planning Commission published last year) driving demand. Compared with per capita…

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