CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE STUDY AND INTENDED AUDIENCEThis study contributes information about areas of market growth for sweeteners manufacturers and users. Food and beverage companies and research institutes will find this study to be of interest. SCOPE OF THE STUDY The scope of this study encompasses sugar and other sweeteners, biotechnical, chemical and food and beverage markets. BCC analyzes each market and its applications, regulatory environment, technology, market projections and market shares. Technological issues include the latest trends and developments. Emerging markets include countries like India, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and others. METHODOLOGY Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. BCC conducted a comprehensive literature search, which included technical newsletters and journals, and many other sources. Data were collected through interviews and correspondence with manufacturers of sugars and other sweetener technical experts. Projections were based on estimates such as the current number of end users, potential end users, mergers and acquisitions and market trends. INFORMATION SOURCES Many companies were surveyed to obtain data for this study. Included were manufacturers and end users of sugars and other sweeteners. Data were gathered from various industry sources. BCC spoke with officials within the industry, consulted newsletters, company literature, product literature and a host of technical articles, journals, indexes and abstracts. Exhaustive investigations of databases by key terminology were completed. In addition, data were compiled from current financial, trade and government sources. REPORT HIGHLIGHTS This report provides:• An overview of the global market for sugars and sweeteners in processed foods and beverages, with a focus on caloric sweeteners.• Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011 and 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017.• Discussion of the sources from which sweeteners are derived, applicability and functionality, caloric content, and benefits and drawbacks for each.• Examination of driving forces, such as government regulations, technological advances, research and development of new additives, and international factors, and how these forces can promote or retard the development and marketing of current and new sweeteners.• Comprehensive company profiles of major companies in the sweeteners business, including sweetener manufacturers and processors, as well as food and beverage processors.