Japan Sugar Market Value - By Source (Beet Sugar and Cane Sugar), By Form (Syrup, Granulated, and Powdered), By End Use (Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, and Others), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), By Industry Analysis, Size, Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

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  • Published date: June, 2023  |  
  • Report Format: PDF

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MVI Statistics and Viewpoints: 

  • Japan Sugar Market size exceeded USD 5.8 Billion in 2022. 
  • The market is expected to showcase a CAGR of over 2.2% from 2023 to 2032. 
  • By the end of the forecast period, the market is anticipated to reach a valuation of around USD 7.1 Billion.

Domestic and international manufacturers and traders are prominent players in Japan's sugar market. Companies focus on ensuring a consistent supply of sugar, maintaining high quality standards, and meeting the specific needs of different sectors and consumers. Sugar refining, packaging, distribution, and marketing are major market activities to effectively reach end users.

Japan Sugar Market

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Market Overview:

Sugar is an important commodity that is used in a variety of industries, including food and beverage manufacturing, confectionery, bakery, and households. Sugar is primarily derived in Japan from two sources: imported raw sugar and domestically grown sugar beets. Imported raw sugar is refined within the country into refined sugar, which is the most commonly consumed form. Sugar beet cultivation in Japan contributes to a portion of the country's sugar supply, with specialized manufacturers focusing on its production. Several factors influence the Japanese sugar market. The first and most important factor is the demand for sugar from various industries. Sugar is a key ingredient in the food and beverage industry, including confectioneries and bakeries. Furthermore, shifting consumer preferences and dietary trends influence demand for various sugars, such as specialty sugars and organic sugars.

Japan Sugar Market Value Insights

Report Coverage


Base Year


Market Size in 2022

USD 5.8 Billion

Forecast Period

2023 to 2032

CAGR (2023 to 2032)


Forecast Year Value, 2032

USD 7.1 Billion

Historical Data for

2019 to 2022

Segment Covered

Source, Form, End Use, and Distribution Channel

Companies Covered

  • Nissin Sugar Co., Ltd.
  • Wilmar International Ltd
  • Mitsui DM Sugar Co., Ltd.
  • Asahi Sugar Co., Ltd.
  • Others


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  • Population Size and Demographics: Japan's population size and demographics are important drivers of the sugar market. With a large population, there is a substantial demand for sugar as an essential ingredient in various food products and beverages consumed by individuals of all age groups. Additionally, changing demographics, such as an aging population, may influence the demand for specific sugar-related products, such as health-oriented or functional foods.
  • Government Policies and Regulations: Government policies and regulations play a crucial role in shaping the Japan Sugar Market. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) sets import quotas, regulates prices, and establishes quality standards to support domestic sugar production and maintain market stability. Government initiatives, subsidies, and incentives to farmers and manufacturers can impact sugar production and trade.


  • Rising Costs and Price Volatility: Fluctuating global sugar prices and rising production costs can pose restraints on the Japan Sugar Market. Price volatility in the international sugar market can impact the cost of imported sugar, leading to increased product prices for manufacturers and consumers. Additionally, factors such as labor costs, energy prices, and agricultural inputs can contribute to the overall production costs for domestic sugar producers.

By Source Synopsys:  

Japan Sugar Market Size

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The Japan market is classified by source into cane sugar and beet sugar. Among these segments, the cane sugar segment dominated the largest share of the Japan Sugar Market in 2022. The dominance can be attributed to the widespread use of cane sugar in various food manufacturing processes, as well as consumer preferences. Cane sugar is made from sugarcane, a tall tropical grass produced primarily in warmer climates. Cane sugar is imported into Japan from countries such as Brazil, Australia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Cane sugar has a major share of the market and is widely used in a variety of food and beverage applications, including confectioneries, baked goods, beverages, and processed foods.    

By Form Synopsys:    

The Japan Sugar Market is differentiated by form into granulated, powdered, syrup. Among these segments, the granulated sugar segment accounted for the largest share of the Japan market in 2022. Granulated sugar is a common form of sugar that is widely used in various applications, including baking, cooking, and sweetening beverages. It is produced by refining raw sugar to remove impurities and moisture, resulting in small, crystalline granules. In the Japan Sugar Market, granulated sugar is a popular choice among consumers and food manufacturers due to its versatility and ease of use.

Top Companies Includes In The Japan Sugar Landscape:

  • Mitsui DM Sugar Co., Ltd.
  • Asahi Sugar Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Beet Sugar Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Nissin Sugar Co., Ltd.
  • Wilmar International Ltd
  • Marubeni Corporation
  • Others

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In-depth analysis of Japan Sugar Market along with industry coverage and forecasting for the following segments:

Market Size, By Source

  • Cane Sugar
  • Beet Sugar

Market Size, By Form

  • Granulated
  • Powdered
  • Syrup

Market Size, By End Use 

  • Food & Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

Market Size, By Distribution Channel

  • Online
  • Offline

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