Australian Sugar Industry


Sugarcane is one of Australia’s most important rural industries.

  • Australia is the second largest raw sugar supplier in the world.
  • Australian sugarcane is processed into raw sugar, 80% of which is then exported to be refined into white sugar, 20% of which is processed on Australian shores.
  • $2.5 billion value of production
  • 35 million tonnes of cane grown each year
  • 4-4.5 million tonnes of raw sugar produced each year
  • 4000 cane farm businesses
  • 22 sugar mills

Information courtesy of Canegrowers.


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