Global sugar consumption will reach a whopping 177 million metric tonnes by 2015, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts Inc.

This is primarily driven by factors such as growing household incomes among middle class populations developing countries and growing prices of alternative sweeteners and corn syrup containing high-fructose that are available in the market.

The global sugar consumption pattern shows that there is a fall in sugar consumption level in developed nations, while an increasing trend is witnessed among the developing countries.

The trend confirms the fact that with increasing levels of income and awareness, consumers tend to prefer alternative foodstuffs that are perceived healthier.

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