The International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis  Ltd. (ICUMSA) is a world-wide body which brings together the activities of the National Committees for Sugar Analysis in more than twenty member countries.

Please find further information on the official ICUMSA website



Verlag Dr. Albert Bartens KG is the publisher of the ICUMSA methods. The methods are available

  • as print edition in english, spanish, portuguese and russian
  • as eBook (two-year license), please have a look – click here
  • as online access (two-year license), also for single methods


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The ICUMSA Methods Book contains Methods, Tables and other information which are believed to be in use generally in the world’s sugar industry and are offered in pursuance of the objects of the Commission to provide an information service to members. In addition, there are other users and ICUMSA Methods are recognised by authorities such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the OIML, the EU and the US Food Chemicals Codex.  The last edition of the ICUMSA Methods Book was published in 2019.

The Methods Book is also available in

Portuguese     –      Tabela de Conteúdo e Índice
Russian  and


ICUMSA Methods Book Supplements

As was foreshadowed at the conception of the loose-leafed Methods Book, Supplements would be issued from time to time to:

•    add new methods, Standards and Specifications;

•    revise existing methods where necessary; and

•    rewrite methods to correct major errors.

The following Supplements to this loose-leaf Book in English are available 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 20152017  and 2019

Supplements to this loose-leaf Book in Spanish have been published in 2007, 2009,  2011, 201320152017 and 2019. The first edition of the Methods Book in Spanish was in 2005.

Supplements to this loose-leaf Book in Portuguese have been published in 2015 and 2017. The first edition of the Methods Book in Portuguese was in 2013.

Supplements to the loose-leaf Book in Russian have been published in 2011, 20132015 and 2017. The first edition of the Methods Book in Russian was in 2007.

Supplements to the loose-leaf Book in Polish have been published in 2009/2011 and 2013 and 2015 The first edition of the Methods Book in Polish was in 2007.