The biggest producer and exporter of sugar in the world is Brazil (21% of total production and 45% of total exports in 2015/16 fiscal year). A significant amount of sugar is also produced in India, European Union, China, Thailand and the United States. Sugar futures contracts are available for trading in the New York Mercantile Exchange. The size of each contract is 112,000 pounds. Sugar was first thought to have been produced in Polynesia and later India, around 500 BC. It is primarily derived from sugar-cane, but other sugar sources include sugar beets, the date palm, sorghum, and the sugar maple. Sugar No. 11 is an extremely popular global sugar product. It is used in food and candy, rum, and even the fuel additive ethanol. This page provides - Sugar - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sugar - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.