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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 infographic breaks down the Sugar Industry’s contribution to the renewable electricity supply in 2021.

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