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U.S. Caloric Sweetener Deliveries Continue to Decline on a Per Capita Basis, Driven By Lower High-Fructose Corn Syrup Use

Michael J. McConnell

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. December 2019, issue 11

Abstract: Per capita deliveries of caloric sweeteners declined 2.6 percent in 2018. This continues a longer downward trend beginning in 1999. Recent years have seen an acceleration, however, as deliveries for refined sugar have flattened. Since the mid-2000s, per capita refined increased due to substitution by food manufacturers away from corn sweeteners, such as high-fructose corn-syrup. The market for caloric sweeteners has not kept up with population growth, resulting in flat growth for the caloric sweetener sector.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Health Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302889

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