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 ICUMSA Methods Book is available

  • as print edition in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Russian
  • as eBook (two-year license), in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Please have a look – click here

Single Methods are only available online as two-year license.


All products can be purchased in our online-shop.


ICUMSA Methods Book

The ICUMSA Methods Book contains all Methods and Standards and Specifications endorsed by ICUMSA.

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 2022.

The Methods Book is also available in

Russian  and


ICUMSA Methods Book Supplements

After each ICUMSA Session (normaly every two years) Supplements to the ICUMSA Methods Book are issued to:

  • add new methods, Standards and Specifications; and
  • revise and rewrite existing methods where necessary; and


The following Supplements are available:

English: 2013, 20152017, 2019 and 2022

Spanish: 201320152017, 2019 and 2022

Portuguese 20152017, 2019

Russian 20132015 and 2017, 2019

Polish: 2009/2011 and 2013 and 2015