L-aspartic acid is mainly used to produce L-alanine, aspartame and medicines. L-alanine is an important pharmaceutical material which is used to produce vitamin B6 and some liver medicines. It can also be used in food industry as an edulcorator. Aspartame is the second largest downstream product of L-aspartic acid, and it is the most important synthetic edulcorator in the world, accounting for near 50% of market share in all kinds of the edulcorators. As the food industry and medicine industry is expanding rapidly all the time, the demand for L-aspartic acid from these two products will be driven greatly.
Besides, L-aspartic acid is also used to produce medicines such as amino acid transfusion and L-aspartate series of medicines.
Moreover, L-aspartic acid can be used to produce polyaspartic acid, synthetic resins, cosmetic and so on
Driven by the huge demand of its downstream products, the recent output of L-aspartic acid in China has kept increasing all the time, and the product quality is also improving greatly. More and more overseas companies start to import L-aspartic acid from China, its export volume has increased rapidly. The export volume in 2007 increased 15.51% compared to the previous year. It is estimated that the export volume will keep increasing in the coming few years.
Affected by the price of its raw material and the supply and demand situation of its downstream products, the price of L-aspartic acid is undergoing great changes recently and it is estimated that the situation will continue for a long time.
Because of environmental reasons, the production situation of fumaric acid will undergo even huger changes in the future, which will influence L-aspartic acid production greatly.
The detailed and in-depth analysis of China’s L-aspartic acid production and market situations are discussed in this report.
Introduction and methodology
I DEVELOPMENT HISTORY OF L-ASPARTIC ACID IN CHINA
II L-ASPARTIC ACID INDUSTRY NOWADAYS IN CHINA
II-1 Current production situation
II-1.1 Summary of manufacturers
II-1.2 Summary of production
II-1.3 Summary of species
II-2 Raw material supply situation
II-3 Historic import and export analysis of L-aspartic acid in 2004~2006
III PRICE OF L-ASPARTIC ACID
III-2 Factors resulting in pricing changes
IV CONSUMPTION PATTERN OF L-ASPARTIC ACID
IV-1 Analysis of applications
IV-2 Brief introduction to major end use segments
V BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY
VI FUTURE FORECAST
VI-1 Driving forces in the industry
VI-2 Quantities forecasts of L- aspartic acid in the next 5-10 years
VIII APPENDIX: PROFILES OF MANUFACTURERS
VIII-1 Jiangsu Jiecheng Bioengineering Co., Ltd.
VIII-21 Hubei Bafeng Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals Share Co., Ltd.
VIII-22 Shanxi Taiyuan Qiaoyou Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd.
LIST OF TABLES
Table II-1.1-1 The output and capacity of L-aspartic acid in top 5 and top 12 producers and their share in these few years (Unit: tonne)
Table II-1.1-2 Summary of active producers of L-aspartic acid in 2008
Table II-1.2-1 Capacity and output of L-aspartic acid in China in the past few years
Table II-1.2-2 Distribution of L-aspartic acid in China
Table II-1.3-1 Species of L-aspartic acid and their share in different producers in China in 2007
Table II-2-1 Apparent consumption of fumaric acid in 2003-2007 Unit: tonne
Table II-2-2 Capacity and output of L-aspartic acid in China in the past few years
Table II-2-3 Price of fumaric acid in China in recent years (Unit: USD/t)
Table II-3-1 Destination of L-aspartic acid in 2004~2007 (Quantity: tonne, price: USD/kg)
Table II-3-2 Export price of L-aspartic acid in 2004~2007 (Quantity: tonne, price: USD/kg)
Table II-3-3 Export situation of L-aspartic acid manufacturers in 2004~2007 (Quantity: tonne, price: USD/kg)
Table II-3-4 Active exporters of L-aspartic acid in 2007 (Quantity: tonne, price: USD/kg)
Table II-3-5 Active exporters of L-aspartic acid in 2006 (Quantity: tonne, price: USD/kg)
Table II-3-6 Active exporters of L-aspartic acid in 2005 (Quantity: tonne, price: USD/kg)
Table II-3-7 Active exporters of L-aspartic acid in 2004 (Quantity: tonne, price: USD/kg)
Table III-1-1The historical quotations of L-aspartic acid by the manufacturers
Table IV-1 Consumption volume of L-aspartic acid in China in the past few years (Unit: tonne)
Table IV-1-1 Consumption of L-aspartic acid in China in 2006 and 2007
Table IV-2.1-1 Output of L-alanine and its consumption of L-aspartic acid in China in 2006 and 2007 (Capacity: t/a, Output: tonne)
Table IV-2.2-1 Capacity and output of aspartame in China in the past few years
Table IV-2.2-2 Active producers of aspartame in China
Table IV-2.3-1 Output of 6AA amino acid transfusion in China in 2006 (250ml)
Table IV-2.3-2 Output of 6AA amino acid transfusion in China in 2005 (250ml)
Table IV-2.3-3 Output of 18AA amino acid transfusion in China in 2006 (250ml)
Table IV-2.3-4 Output of 18AA amino acid transfusion in China in 2005 (250ml)
Table V-1 Manufacturing cost of L-aspartic acid in Anhui Huaheng
Table VI-1-1 The prices of ammonia and concentrated sulfuric acid in the last year (Unit: USD/t)
Table VI-1-2 Output, import, export and apparent consumption of L-aspartic acid of China from 2004 to 2007
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1 Geographical distribution of L-aspartic acid production by active capacity in China in 2008
Figure II-2-1 Output of fumaric acid in China in recent years (Unit: tonne)
Figure II-2-2 Consumption structure of fumaric acid in China in 2007
FigureII-3-1 The ratio of China’s L-aspartic acid consumed in domestic market and that exported from 2004 to 2007(Unit: tonne)
Figure II-3-2 Export destination distribution of L-aspartic acid in 2007(Unit: tonne)
Figure II-3-3 Export price of L-aspartic acid in 2004~2007 (Unit: USD/kg)
Figure II-3-4 Export distribution of active L-aspartic acid manufacturers in 2007
Figure III-2-1 Price of fumaric acid and L-aspartic acid in recent years
Figure IV-1-1 Consumption pattern of L-aspartic acid in China in 2007
Figure VI-2-1 Output of L-aspartic acid in the year 2007~2012
Figure VI-2-2 Forecast of the demand for L-aspartic acid in China in 2007~2012
Jiangsu Jiecheng Bioengineering Co., Ltd., Anhui Huaibei Xinxing Industrial Co., Ltd., Shandong Yantai Hengyuan Bioengineering Co., Ltd., Anhui Huaheng Bioengineering Co., Ltd., Anhui Huaibei Yuanye Bio-engineering Co., Ltd.