over 15,00 EU companies and over 700,000 employees
CIUS supports EU sugar production
70% of Europe’s annual production of sugar for food is purchased by and used by CIUS members
Sugar exports represent 2/5 of total EU food exports
40% of the total value of food exported outside of the European Union comes from sugar users
Sweets leading export growth
Leading to export growth – over the last 5 years exports have grown by 60% for chocolate, confectionary and biscuits
Who we are?
CIUS represents the European sugar-using food and beverage industries with more than 15, 000 companies across Europe. Members range from artisan, small-and medium sized enterprises to large multinationals. CIUS members purchase and use almost 70% of the European annual consumption of sugar through its incorporation in a wide variety of added-value products and provide direct employment for over 700,000 people.
Sugar user seek security of supply
CIUS’s aim is to ensure that EU regulators guarantee sufficient sugar supplies based on a competitive, sustainable domestic production complemented by duty-free imports.