Sugar has been started all over the world, the labor from Africa, markets from
Europe, and its origins in Asia. They trade all over the world, whether its from Chicago to
Bangledash, or some place else, sugar goes a long way. The first sugar cane crops came
about 9000 years ago. Consumer demand, slavery, and return on investment all play an
important role in the Sugar trade.
Consumer Demand is one of many parts on why sugar was sucha crutial part to
the society. From making into sweetener for tea, coffee, and chocolate as in document
4. Since then Sweet tea has became the most popular drink in the United Kingdom since
sugar was used as a sweetener. Demand is basically wanting more sugar then anyone
can need, to keep making products out of it. When the consumers were making the
sugar cane and the fields, the more slaves they had, the more sugar produced and more
Slavery helped majorily in the sugar trade with their work and labor, before the
machines took their jobs. Many people wanted slaves so bad that they would basically
trade anything like bullets, pipes, powder, and more. The cost of slaves in the West
African coast compared to the British Caribbean, showed in document 9, was double the
cost. The price for slaves increased dramatically for the reason of sugar trade. Whether
or not you were in the sugar cane business, you could buy or sell slaves who were in the
industry and making a huge profit.
Return on investment is when you buy something then a little while afterwards
you sell it and make a profit from it. When you bought and slave to help start or work the
sugar cane field in your area, once they were fully grown you could trade either your
sugar or your slave in return of money. Hence the name return on investment. That plays
a major role in the sugar trade for the main reason of making money by trading.
In conclusion that is what drove the sugar trade, the financial advantages of by making...