There have been significant changes to the sugar industry's regulatory regime over the past five years. New investment is flowing into all sectors of the industry. Consumers have benefited by rationalisation of the white sugar industry. The raw sugar industry is undergoing a period of sustained expansion. There is a resurgence of confidence in the industry and surrounding rural communities. The industry is making an important contribution to export earnings and the national economy. In short, the sugar industry is a tale of government policy success.