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Q: Quantity of dried honey consumed in USA in any recent year ? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Quantity of dried honey consumed in USA in any recent year ?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: velvel-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 29 Sep 2005 19:00 PDT
Expires: 29 Oct 2005 19:00 PDT
Question ID: 574457
dried honey is a powder form of honey on an edible carrier, usually a
grain base or sugar carrier.  To make dry honey,popular industrial
processes are spray dry or kiln dry.
Food industry uses dry honey as a convenient way to add honey to
processed food formulas.

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 01 Oct 2005 22:41 PDT
Hello velvel-ga,

I?ve watched other researchers lock this question and give up. I?ve
spent about four hours researching powdered/dried honey and I?ve
learned a lot about the industry. Unfortunately, I have not been able
to find statistics for the consumption of dried honey.

I can give you the yearly consumption of honey in the US along with
figures for percent of industrial use of honey. Most of the
powdered/dried honey consumed is in baked goods, cereals and
soaps/cosmetics so it?s a percent of the total industrial honey
consumption. Would this information be useful to you? Since this is a
very tough search assignments, it would help if you could tell me more
about the context of your question. I look forward to your

~ czh ~

Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 02 Oct 2005 00:04 PDT
Hello Velvel-ga,

As my colleague czh-ga said in clarification, other researchers have
been working on your question. I am one of them, who spent one working
day on it, and also have compiled abundant information about the
industry. In my case, I left temporarily to deal with other tasks,
opening the question in the meantime so that if other researchers
found the answer could post it. But I didn't give up! I don't think
I've exhausted all the possible sources yet, so I'm still trying.
However, as my colleague said, some information about the context of
your question would be of help. Thank you,


Clarification of Question by velvel-ga on 02 Oct 2005 20:33 PDT
Because I import honey & various syrups from Asia, and now have the
opportunity to initiate importation of dried honey, I first need to
know the potential market volume in USA. Data on recent annual
consumption in USA may be best starting point.I know of two
manufacturers in USA: Domino Sugar company & Archer Daniel Midland.  I
doubt that there are any small producers.
The probable users are bakeries, meat & poultry processors ("honey
cured ham, honey cured chickem breasts"), snack manufacturers (honey
coated peanuts, chips),sauces (barbecue sauce).  Food processors whose
honey usage is not great and  whose labor costs are significant may be
the major users of dried honey.
(food processors who require organic honey and GMO free certifications
are possible users as dried honey is easier to control at points of
collection & processing than liquid honey. Proceesing liquid honey is
a continuous process but dried honey is primarily a batch process.) 
Thank you for your persistence !  velvel-ga

Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 02 Oct 2005 20:38 PDT
Hello Velvel-ga,

Thank you for your clarification. It provides an orientative context
for the research.



Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 02 Oct 2005 20:39 PDT
By the way, I expect to have news tomorrow. I'll keep you informed.


Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 03 Oct 2005 12:40 PDT
Hello Velvel-ga,

Unfortunately, now I do believe I've exhausted all sources I could
think of. I've looked for statistical information on the web for
sources that included industry associations, providers, industry
surveys; I also contacted by telephone the National Honey Board, the
American Bee Journal and The American Beekeeping Federation, as well
as starch producers (given that this substance is an input for dried
honey production), and none of them had the information you're looking
for. Now I'm almost certain that the quantity of dried honey consumed
in USA is a figure that has never been calculated so far. Now, since
it's impossible to be certain, maybe a fellow researcher would be able
to find it. Let me suggest you to wait and see if anyone else comes up
with the specific data you want, and if after a reasonable time before
the expiration date the question remains an answer, I invite you to
post a message indicating if you are interested in having the industry
information compiled while doing this search as an answer. Thank you.



Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 03 Oct 2005 15:39 PDT
Hello again Hello velvel-ga,

I agree with my colleague, guillermo-ga. I don't think anyone has
compiled market research data on dried/powdered honey consumption in
the US. From my research, it looks like you could determine a
"maximum" figure by determining the total amount of industrial honey
usage and then make an educated guess as to how much of that is dried
vs. liquid honey. This information may be useful to you in marketing
your product for import.

However, the honey industry is surprisingly complex and it might be
more important for you to understand the current issues so that you
can develop an appropriate business/marketing plan. There are issues
of government price supports, regulations regarding purity and
contamination of imported honey, the decline in production because of
disease and weather conditions just for starters.

Please let us know if an overview of the industry (as well as whatever
consumption statistics are available) would be useful to you.
Guillermo-ga and I will work out how to deal with which one of will
post an answer if you would accept the information we've found as a
satisfactory answer.

I look forward to your clarification.

~ czh ~

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 04 Oct 2005 15:58 PDT
Hello again velvel-ga,

After further research I?ve located a research report that that
provides recent US honey market information and market projections for
the next three years. It?s priced at a little under $300 and can be
downloaded online. A content search shows that it includes numerous
references to dried honey so it seems it will include the information
you?re looking for. Would information on how to buy this report meet
your needs?

I look forward to hearing from you.

~ czh ~
Subject: Re: Quantity of dried honey consumed in USA in any recent year ?
Answered By: czh-ga on 07 Oct 2005 21:27 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello velvel-ga,

I have located some market research reports that will provide you with
the information you?re looking for. They?re fairly current and are
priced reasonably. The summaries or highlights of expensive market
research reports are sometimes available in the trade or business
press but after an extremely intense search I?m completely convinced
that the information from these reports on the honey industry have not
filtered out to the general public or the open web.

If you don?t want to pay for the market research, I?ve come up with
some market and industry reports that will give you a way to estimate
the US consumption of dried honey. See my reasoning on how arrived at
these figures below.

In the course of this extremely frustrating research project I came
across a lot of information about the honey industry and the import of
honey from Asia. Although you didn?t confirm that this material is of
interest to you, I?ve included it just in case.

I trust that the information I?ve located will meet your needs. Please
don?t hesitate to ask for clarification if any of this is confusing.

Wishing you well for your business.

~ czh ~

US Honey 2004
 PRODUCT TYPE: Market Research Report
PUBLISHED DATE: September 2004
PUBLISHED BY: Snapshots International Ltd
ORDER CODE: R512-2647
Price: $295

Page 3 - Executive Summary
Page 4 - Category Definitions
Page 5 - Market Size by Volume? (1999-2003)
Page 6 - List of Main Players
Page 7 - Company Websites (Main Players)
Page 8 - Market Forecast by Volume? (2004-2008)
Page 9 - Socio-Economic Data for US
Page 10 - Sources for Further Research

***** This ten page report on the US honey industry is the most
comprehensive information available. You can contact the research
assistant to confirm that it has the information you need before
purchasing the report. It?s available from many sources so I?ve
provided several of them in case you already have an account with one
of them.

11291 - Apiculture in the US

Published Date: 7-July-2005 
Price: US$595.00
Report Size: 22 pages 
NAICS Code:  11291 
Forecast to: 2009 
Update Frequency: 2 Per Year 
Next Expected Publish Date: November 2005
Major Players Referenced:
?   There are no Major Players in this industry

Industry Definition for Apiculture in the US
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising
bees. These establishments may collect and gather honey, sell bees,
royal jelly, bees' wax, venom, and/or other bee products.

Activities (Products and Services) for Apiculture in the US

The primary activities of firms in this industry are:
 -- Bee production 
 -- Beeswax production 
 -- Queen bee production 
 -- Honey production 

The major products and services in this industry are:
 -- Honey 
 -- Live bees 
 -- Other 
 -- Beeswax 

***** This is another possible report to provide you with up-to-date
information about the honey industry.

Found 382 publications matching honey
Found 109 publications matching sweeteners

Packer Tracking ? Spring 2005

The National Honey Board has re-instituted its monthly packer tracking
study in an effort to better observe trends in overall honey usage and
offer a window into how America is using honey.

Data shows movement away from industrial sales. The primary goal of
packer tracking is to determine ?where the honey is going.? In 2001
and prior, the report followed a fairly predictable pattern; honey
usage was highest in the industrial segment, then retail and finally
foodservice a distant third (see chart left.) Note that in 2001, 46
percent of all honey packed (including totes, pails and barrels) went
into industrial/bulk usage with 40 percent sold through retail
outlets. By the end of 2004, a shift had taken place so that 44
percent of honey packed went into retail and 41 percent to
industrial/bulk customers.

***** Dried/powdered honey will be a large portion of the industrial
and a much smaller portion of the foodservice segment. This means that
if we can determine the total US honey consumption for a year we can
also determine an ?at most? dried honey figure that would be the
percent represented by the combined industrial/foodservice honey
figures. It is difficult to estimate what percent of industrial honey
is liquid and what percent is powdered.

National Honey Board ? Domestic Honey
Packer Tracking Study Average Segmentation -- 1997 to 2000
 -- Retail 		39%
 -- Bulk Ingredient 	46%
 -- Food Service	15%

Packer Tracking 1988-2001 
The Packer Tracking Study looks at the very large bulk ingredient,
foodservice and retail markets. The Study is based upon actual pound
sales reported by approximately 14 participating packers who represent
about 56% of the estimated honey market.

International Food and Agribusiness Management Review
Volume 8, Issue 1, 2005 
Decisions in Global Sourcing and Supply: Deep Red Canning Co.

The Honey Industry in the US 
? Since 1980, U.S. honey production has averaged around 200 million
pounds per year. In 2002, over 171 million pounds of honey were
produced in the United States.

The demand for honey in the U S has been growing. This growth is
largely attributed to human population growth. Consumption is
currently estimated at 382 million pounds in 2002, compared to 300
million pounds a decade ago. Current per capita consumption stands at
1.31 pounds.

***** Using the consumption figures for 2002 and the percent of
industrial use honey from the 2001 and 2004 Tracking Reports, we can
come up with a ?maximum probably? dried honey consumption figure.

2001 Industrial Use 46%
2004 Industrial Use 41%

382,000,000 x .46 = 175,720,000 pounds industrial use (possible dried
honey consumption)
382,000,000 x .41 = 156,620,000 pounds industrial use (possible dried
honey consumption)

Bee industry holds referendum on National Honey Board
Feb 4, 2002 12:00 PM, Dan Bryant

"The U.S. has a market for about 400 million pounds of honey, and for
the last couple of years nearly half of that has come from foreign
sources, mainly Argentina and China."

From 1990 to 2000, consumption increased more than 100 million pounds
to reach a per capita level of 1.4 pounds.

U.S. honey production has ranged in recent seasons from 180 million to
230 million pounds. In 2000, California?s output was 31 million pounds
from 440,000 colonies, while the 40,000 Arizona colonies yielded 2.36
million pounds.

***** This report rounds the US honey consumption figures to 400,000
million pounds.

November 7, 2001
News Release 01-134
Invs. Nos. 701-TA-402 and 731-TA-892-893 (F) 

U.S. Industry:

1.  Number of U.S. firms in 2000: over 100,000 beekeepers; 350
beekeeper / packers; 110 independent packers.
2.  Production during 2000: 221 million pounds.
3.  U.S. apparent consumption during 2000: 419 million pounds.
4.  Share of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption during 2000: 47.3 percent.

***** This article offers a slight variation on US honey consumption figures.

Dried Honey Products

This list is provided for your general information. It does not
constitute an endorsement or guarantee by the National Honey Board,
and it may not be comprehensive. For more information, please consult
the ?suppliers guide? published by trade journals.

ADM Arkady
100 Paniplus Roadway 
Olathe, KS 66061 
Phone: 800-255-6637 
Fax: 913-782-1792 

ACH Food Companies, 
1115 Tiffany St. 
Boyceville, WI 54725 
Phone: 715-643-2600
Fax: 715-643-2221

Crompton & Knowles
Ingredient Division 
1595 MacArthur Blvd. 
Mahwah, NJ 07430 
Phone: 800-631-8305 
Fax: 201-818-2244 

Sioux Honey Association 
301 Lewis Blvd. 
Sioux City, IA 51102 
Phone: 712-258-0638 
Fax: 712-258-1332 

Speciality Products Technology, Inc. 
5720 Green Circle Drive 
Minnetonka, MN 55343 
Phone: 952-933-3006 
Fax: 952-933-3050 
National Honey Board
(800) 553-7162

***** This is a 4-page report that discusses the standards for dried
honey production.

Appeal No. AP-89-170

Honi-Bake, Honi-Bake 705 and Sweet 'n' Neat 2000 Dry Honey Powder are
dry honey products, made from pure honey and converted to a
free-flowing powder. These products contain substantial quantities of
wheat starch - the carrying agent - as well as other substances, such
as calcium stearate and hydroxylated lecithin. Unlike Honi-Bake 705
and Sweet 'n' Neat 2000 Dry Honey Powder, Honi-Bake contains high
fructose corn syrup and corn syrup. Honi-Bake and Honi-Bake 705 are
essentially used in bread and in other baked goods, whereas Sweet 'n'
Neat 2000 Dry Honey Powder is used in dry food technology applications
where various constraints would prevent the use of liquid honey.

***** This article is useful for identifying some of the brand names
in the dried honey industry.

4.3 Experimental Treatments 

Appendix C represents the 6 formulas for the 6 experimental treatments
used in this investigation. Each treatment is based upon the fat free
muffin control formula(Appendix B) in order to evaluate the use of a
honey replacement for sucrose in a fat free muffin. Liquid Clover
Honey (Kroger, Cincinnatti, OH) was used to replace sucrose at are
placement rate of 25%, 35%, and 45% (w/w). Dry honey (?Sweet?N?Neat
2000?, ADM Arkady, Olathe, KS) was used and substituted for sucrose in
the second three treatments at the same replacement rate of 25%, 35%,
and 45% (w/w). Pilot work indicated that batter prepared with dry
honey was thicker than the batter containing liquid honey.

***** This article is useful for identifying some of the brand names
in the dried honey industry.

Your product line search for Honey Powder found 3 results. Listed
below are our suppliers that manufacture Honey Powder.

Results 1 to 3 of 3 - Page 1 of 1
Archer Daniels Midland
Provesta Flavor Ingredients
Savannah Sugar

Your search for Honey Powder from Archer Daniels Midland returned 3 products. 
Results 1 to 3 of 3 - Page 1 of 1 
Product Name Common Names
Honi-Bake Honey Dry Honey
Sweet'n'Neat 2000 Sweet and Neat, Dry Honey
Sweet'n'Neat 50 Sweet and Neat, Dry Honey

Your search for Honey Powder from Provesta Flavor Ingredients returned 3 products. 
Results 1 to 3 of 3 - Page 1 of 1 
Product Name Common Names
Hi Honey Powder HRD70 n/a
Honey Powder HRD40 n/a
Spray Dried Honey HSD50 n/a

Your search for Honey Powder from Savannah Sugar returned 1 product. 
Product Name Common Names
Dry Honey Plus n/a

***** These references refer to the manufacturers of dried honey. 

[Federal Register: July 6, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 128)]
International Trade Administration

Honey from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and 
Final Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

The Stealth Trade War

The recent textile action aims only to restrain the rate of import
growth. By contrast, the evidence shows that once an antidumping order
is applied, trade drops off considerably. In 2001, antidumping duties
were slapped on Chinese honey. Import value from China subsequently
declined by 65 percent, from $22.3 million in the year prior to the
order to $7.7 million in the year following. In a case involving steel
concrete reinforcing bars, imports from China declined from $31
million in 2000 to just $10,241 in 2002 -- a drop of 99.9 percent.

Commodity Fundamentals - 2004 Articles

Supply ? World production of honey in 2000, the latest reporting year
for the series, rose +1.4% to 1.241 million metric tons from 1.224
million metric tons in 1999. World honey production has been stable in
the 1.0-1.2 million metric ton range over the last 15 years. The
world?s largest producer of honey by far is China with 256,000 metric
tons of production in 2000, representing 21% of total world

US production of honey in 2002 fell ?7.7% to 171.1 million pounds from
185.5 million in 2001, and was sharply below the recent 9-year high of
220.3 million pounds posted in both 1998 and 2000. Stocks in 2002 (Jan
1) fell to a 22-year low of 39.0 million pounds from 64.6 million
pounds in 2001. The drop in production in 2002 was mostly due to a
sharp decline in yield per colony to a 12-year low of 67.8 pounds per
colony, down from 74.0 in 2001 and 84.1 pounds in 2000. The number of
colonies in 2002, however rose +0.7% to 2.524 million.

Trade ? The US imports almost as much honey as it produces, with
imports in 2001 at 145.0 million pounds, down from 198.5 million
pounds in 2000. US exports of honey are small and totaled only 7.4
million pounds in 2001, accounting for only 4% of US production.

The Livingston Group ? Secondary Research
Peek No: 25 -- Jan 07, 2004 

In 2000 the rankings of key importers of honey in the U.S were in the
following pattern:
1. Argentina
2. China
3. Canada
4. Mexico

However, by 2003, the share of honey imports from these countries
dropped. The reason for the shuffle in ranking is the lawsuits filed
by American Honey Producers Association. These suits prevent China and
Argentina from dumping contaminated honey in the U.S.
Imports ? A sweet tale turning sour:

Country	% of Import 2000	% of Import 2003
Argentina	51%		 8%
China		28%		19%
Canada		15%		14%
Mexico	         2%		 9%
Others		 4%		50%

Vital Statistics

The U.S. is one of the largest markets in the world for industrial
honey. The primary users of industrial honey are bakeries, health
food, and cereal manufacturers. This sector accounts for approximately
45% of total domestic consumption.

The per capita consumption of honey in the U.S hovers around 1.30 lbs.
The last few years have seen turbulent per capita consumption. The
cyclical ups and downs indicate the lack of a consistent demand in the

***** This is a capsule summary of industry trends from a variety of sources.

National Honey Board -- Import & Export Resources

The Fruit and Vegetable Market News (FVMN) Portal is a new gateway to
customized Market News reports and related information.  The Portal
allows users to view or download      current and historical price and
movement information.  Also available on the Portal is weather
information, a currency conversion tool and much more.
Honey Reports National Honey Report

***** These monthly reports give you detailed information about what
is happening in the worldwide honey industry.

International Honey Market

Market Intelligence for the World's Agriculture Industry Since 1988 

***** You can get a 30-day trial subscription for $40 CDN. 

Searched for: honey production

***** You can browse the search results and the capsule descriptions
of the articles before you decide whether a subscription would be
worth it for you.

USDA Economics and Statistics System 
Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University
Note: Current sugar and sweeteners data are available from the ERS
Sugar and Sweeteners Briefing Room data page. The Excel tables contain
U.S. and world data on acreage, yield, and production of sugar crops;
production, trade, supply and use, and prices for sugar; and supply
and use data for caloric and non-caloric sweeteners.
Sugar and Sweeteners Yearbook tables: Excel (.xls) spreadsheets

U.S. honey production and trade 
Table 46?U.S. honey production, imports, exports, stocks, and average
price, by calendar year
Table 47?Honey: number of colonies, yield, production, stocks, price,
and value by top producing States and United States
Table 48?U.S. honey imports, by importing country, calendar year

USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service 
This file contains the annual report of the number of colonies
producing honey, yield per colony, honey production, average price,
price by color class and value; honey stocks by state and U.S.

Honey, 02.28.05 
Released February 28, 2005, by the National Agricultural Statistics
Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, U.S. Department of
Agriculture.  For information on Honey call Jody Roberts at (202)
690-8632, office hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.


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