Sugar Industry Factsheets

Our sugar industry factsheets can help you learn more about sugar milling, growing sugarcane and the Australian sugar supply chain.  

Key facts and figures include the average amount of raw sugar produced and exported each year and the number of people employed in the industry. See here for more facts and figures and details in our economic report.

This factsheet looks at the ways sugar is transported and learn more about the private rail network that hauls sugarcane from paddock to sugar mill – a familiar sight to locals and visitors alike along the Queensland coast.

Did you know sugar mills generate renewable electricity using cane fibre as a fuel? This factsheet explains the process.

This factsheet provides a step by step summary of the sugar milling process.  A technical summary of the sugar production process is available here.

Do you have questions about sugar and your health? 

CANEGROWERS and the Australian Sugar Milling Council have created a website to answer some of the many questions we’re asked about sugar. 

We are not health professionals but as a raw sugar industry, we want to ensure that balance and accurate information is available to everyone.

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