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Worldwide Sugar Production and Consumption Data

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Production values are for centrifugal sugar production from Sugar Economy Europe (2013) Bartens/ Mosloff 59th Edition

Consumption values are from:

1 Department of Health (2012) National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Headline Results from Years 1, 2 and 3 (combined) of the Rolling Programme 2008/09 – 2010/11 Available from: http://transparency.dh.gov.uk/2012/07/25/ndns-3-years-report/
2 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (2012) Nutrient Intakes from Food: Mean Amounts Consumed per Individual, by Gender and Age, What We Eat in America, NHANES 2009-2010. Available from: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=18349
3 Swedish National Food Administration. Riksmaten 1997-98. Dietary habits and nutrient intake in Sweden: The second national food consumption survey. Available from: http://www.slv.se/en-gb/group1/food-and-nutrition/dietary-surveys1/riksmaten-1997-98-dietary-habits-and-nutrient-intake-in-sweden/
4 University of Otago and Ministry of Health (2011) A Focus on Nutrition: Key findings of the 2008/09 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey. Wellington: Ministry of Health. Available from: http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/focus-nutrition-key-findings-2008-09-nz-adult-nutrition-survey
5 Helsedirektoratet (2012) Norkost 3 En landsomfattende kostholdsundersøkelse blant menn og kvinner i Norge i alderen 18-70 år, 2010-11. Available from: http://www.helsedirektoratet.no/publikasjoner/norkost-3-en-landsomfattende-kostholdsundersokelse-blant-menn-og-kvinner-i-norge-i-alderen-18-70-ar/Publikasjoner/norkost-3-is-2000.pdf
6 Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance (2011) National Adult Nutrition Survey: A summary report. Available from: http://www.iuna.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/National-Adult-Nutrition-Survey-Summary-Report-March-2011.pdf
7 Sette S, Le Donne C, Piccinelli R et al (2011) The third Italian National Food Consumption Survey, INRAN-SCAI 2005-06--part 1: nutrient intakes in Italy. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 12, p.922-32
8 Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ernährung und Lebensmittel (2008) Nationale Verzehrs Studie II: Die bundesweite Befragung zur Ernährung von Jugendlichen und Erwachsenen Karlsruhe: Max Rubner-Institut. Available from: http://www.was-esse-ich.de/uploads/media/NVSII_Abschlussbericht_Teil_2.pdf
9 Dubuissona C, Lioreta S, TouvieraM et al (2010) Trends in food and nutritional intakes of French adults from 1999 to 2007: results from the INCA surveys. The British journal of nutrition 103: 1035-1048
10 Pietinen, P., Paturi, M., et al. (2010). FINDIET 2007 Survey: energy and nutrient intakes. Public Health Nutrition: 13(6A): 920–924.
11 Fødevareinstituttet, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (2008) Danskernes kostvaner 1995-2006 Status og udvikling med fokus på frugt og grønt samt sucker Available from: http://www.food.dtu.dk/upload/f%C3%B8devareinstituttet/food.dtu.dk/publikationer/tilbagevendende_
12 Temme, E., I. Huybrechts, et al. (2010). Energy and macronutrient intakes in Belgium: results from the first National Food Consumption Survey. The British journal of nutrition 103(12): 1823-1829.
13 Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care. (2001). Comparable data on food and nutrient intake and physical measurements from 1983, 1985 and 1995 national surveys. Available from: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/6A40E29D690738DECA25725F00810008/$File/nutrient.pdf
14 National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (2011) Dutch National Food Consumption Survey 2007-2010: Diet of children and adults aged 7 to 69 years. Available from: http://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/350050006.pdf


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