to this reportwritten in response to a provision
in the 2005 appropriations act for the Department of
Commerce (P.L. 108-447)more than 10,000 jobs were
lost between 1997 and 2002 at sugar-consuming companies,
such as confectioneries. It suggests that high domestic
sugar prices were a major factor in this trend. The
study points out that many U.S. manufacturers of sugar-containing
products have closed or relocated their plants to locations
where sugar prices are less than half of the U.S. price.
In 2004, for example, the price of U.S. refined sugar
was 23.5 cents per pound compared to the world price
at 10.9 cents.
2006; 14 pages)
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Addendum to "Employment Changes in U.S. Food
A brief supplement to the report, containing additional information
on Mexican refined sugar and a list of the press reports
that were consulted in preparing the study.
(November 2006; 2 pages) PDF