Sugar Supply

Archive Report

Low Postwar Level of Domestic Sugar Stocks

Need for Long Continuation of Rationing

Less sugar has been available for consumption in the United States during 1946 than in any year of the war. The sugar shortage is less severe, over the nation as a whole, than the present shortage of meats, but it will be of longer duration. Sugar was the first food commodity to be rationed; it is the only one that now remains on the rationing list. The congressional grant of authority to ration foods expires on next March 31, but the experts say government control of sugar consumption must be continued, perhaps until the end of 1948.

The sugar shortage has been aggravated during recent weeks by the maritime strikes in the United States, ...

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