Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

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| Editors: Robert A. Meyers

World Markets for Sugar and Starch: Status and Prospects

  • Verena Wolf
  • Marlen Haß
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_997-1

Glossary

Marketing year

The marketing year usually starts with the harvest of the crop and is a 12-month period. It varies across products and countries.

Net exports

Net exports are exports minus imports and reflect the trade balance of a country or region.

Raw sugar

Raw sugar is any sugar not suitable for human consumption without further refinement.

Refined sugar

Refined sugar means centrifugal, crystalline sugar which is not to be further refined or improved in quality (including “brown” sugars). Refined sugar is suitable for human consumption.

Raw value (rv)

A term used internationally to express raw and refined sugar on a common basis. The raw value describes the amount of raw sugar equivalent to a given amount of refined sugar (1 unit of raw sugar = 0.92 units of white sugar).

Staple food

Staple foods are foods which are the basic of everyday diets in a region and contribute to a major share of energy intake of the population.

Stocks-to-use ratio

The stocks-to-use ratio is...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thünen Institute of Market AnalysisJohann Heinrich von Thünen InstituteBraunschweigGermany