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Employment Changes in U.S. Food Manufacturing: The Impact of Sugar Prices

cover imageAccording to this report—written 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.

(February 2006; 14 pages)


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Addendum to "Employment Changes in U.S. Food Manufacturing"

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 format

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