Brazilian sugar is the most well known type of sugar in the world. As the worlds biggest sugar exporter, Brazil produces over thirty million tons of raw and refined sugar every year, and exports two thirds of there production to various countries.
Brazilian sugar is grown in two major regions in Brazil, the largest is the Sao Paulo region. Located in the center south of the country, it is known for its vast fertile plains, much of which have been turned over to sugar cane production over the past decades as sugar has become an increasingly viable commodity, and as interest in sugar ethanol as a form of alternate fuel has also grown.
Global demand for Sugar from Brazil has continued to increase over the years, with population growth and the growing popularity of the Western style diet accounting for much of this growth. Production has also increased in many countries, and India in particular is now a solid rival to Brazil in the production stakes, though its exports are significantly lower than Brazil’s.