Czapp Explains: The Japanese Sugar Industry

Japan is a sugar market outlier; of all the developed nations in the world, it has the lowest sugar consumption per person.


At 15kg per person per year, this is around half the rate of sugar consumption seen in countries like the UK and Australia.

Japan has a mature non-sugar sweetener market, with starch sweeteners, sugar alcohols and high-intensity sweeteners all commonly being used in the place of sugar.

It also has a mature beet and cane sector, which produces around a third of its sugar needs.

In addition to the cane and beet sector, there are 17 sugar refineries in Japan, which import raw sugar for processing into refined.

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This Czapp Explainer was Published on the 16th April 2021.

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Czapp Explains: Containers

Welcome to the sixth and final part of Czapp’s course on freight.

Now for something a bit different. Up to this point we’ve focussed primarily on the drybulk market. But many of the concepts also apply to the container market too.

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In the first episode we looked at the different ways that cargo can be moved through supply chains around the world. In the second, we looked at the different participants in the drybulk freight market.

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Carbon compliance markets are legally binding systems that seek to drive emissions down by putting a price on emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

The most common compliance market is known as “cap-and-trade”, in which the regulator sets a limit on the total amount of CO2 that can be emitted by covered entities – factories, power plants, energy distributors, etc.

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