Production and Market of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in China

Date: April 30, 2014
Pages: 78
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Production and Market of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in China
In the past few years, the monosodium glutamate (MSG) industry in China has been going forward under pressure and challenges. The Chinese government’s continuous elimination of inefficient production capacity has cut down its production capacity, and producers failing to meet the requirements were washed out from the market. Yet, there’s growth in output against the backdrop of industrial restructuring and stiff market competition.

At present, the market price of MSG stays low in China. The high cost of waste treatment and intense market competition from other condiments have largely squeezed the profit for MSG producers. Then which way will the industry go in the coming five years?

In order to figure out the latest situation of MSG in China timely and clearly, CCM made this fourth edition of MSG China report. An in-depth survey on the following aspects has been conducted to show you the current situation of the MSG industry:
  • Production situation (2009-Q1 2014)
  • Key producers (2010-Q1 2014)
  • Technology for MSG production (2013)
  • Supply of raw materials (2013)
  • Import and export analysis (2009-2013)
  • Key factors influencing the development of the industry
  • Consumption volume, value and application fields of MSG (2009-2013)
  • Forecast on supply and demand of MSG (2014-2018)

1.1 Economic environment
1.2 Government policy
1.3 Consumption habit


2.1 Technology of MSG industry
  2.1.1 Fermentation technology and hydrolysis method
  2.1.2 Waste treatment
2.2 Current production situation
  2.2.1 Summary of MSG production, 2009-Q1 2014
  2.2.2 Major economic index of MSG production
2.3 Supply of raw materials
2.4 Price, 2006-Mar. 2014
2.5 Import and export, 2013
  2.5.1 Export situation
  2.5.2 Import situation
2.6 MSG consumption
  2.6.1 Consumption summary (volume and value), 2009-2013
  2.6.2 Market segmentation




5.1 Fufeng Group Co., Ltd.
5.2 Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd.
5.3 Henan Lotus Gourmet Powder Inc.
5.4 Shandong Linghua MSG Incorporated Co., Ltd.
5.5 Shandong Qilu Biotechnology Group
5.6 Ningxia EPPEN Biotech Co., Ltd
5.7 Shandong Xinle Monosodium Glutamate Foods Co., Ltd.
5.8 Shandong Shenghua Industry Co., Ltd.
5.9 Chongqing Hoyoo Biology Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd.
5.10 Fujian Jianyang Wuyi MSG Co., Ltd.
5.11 Guangzhou Shuangqiao Co., Ltd.
5.12 Sichuan China Chengdu Guotai Co., Ltd.
5.13 Hongmei Group Co., Ltd.
5.14 Zhuhai Yili Group Co., Ltd.
5.15 Shandong Linglan Monosodium Glutamate Co., Ltd.
5.16 Suzhou Hexing Food Co., Ltd.
5.17 Zhejiang Honeybee Group Co., Ltd.
5.18 Hangzhou Xihu Gourmet Powder Group Co., Ltd.
5.19 Jiangsu Tianxiang Group Co., Ltd.
5.20 Wenzhou Kuailu Group Co., Ltd.
5.21 Zhejiang Qujiang Monosodium Glutamate Co., Ltd.
5.22 Zhejiang Weiyuan Food Co., Ltd.
5.23 Changzhou Jiamei Monosodium Glutamate Plant
5.24 Guangdong PRB Bio-tech Co., Ltd.
5.25 Wuxi Taihu MSG Co., Ltd.
5.26 Chongqing Tianchu Tianyan Food Co., Ltd.
5.27 Sichuan Jingong Chuanpai Flavoring Co., Ltd


Figure 1.1-1 GDP in China, 2007-2013
Figure 1.1-2 Production value of food manufacturing industry in China, 2007-2013e
Figure 1.1-3 Turnover of catering business in China, 2007-2013
Figure 1.3-1 Urbanization progress in China, 2009-2013
Figure 1.3-2 Share of consumption volume between MSG and granulated chicken bouillon in China, 2013
Figure 2.1-1 Milestones of technological development for MSG production in the world
Figure 2.1-2 Share of MSG capacity by production technology in China, 2013
Figure 2.2.1-1 Major capacity distribution of MSG in China, Q1 2014
Figure 2.2.1-2 Capacity and output of MSG in China, 2009-2013
Figure 2.2.1-3 Capacity and output of MSG in China, 2006-2012
Figure 2.3-1 Share of MSG output according to different raw materials for GA production in China, 2013
Figure 2.3-2 Corn yield in China, 2004-2013
Figure 2.3-3 Distribution of corn output in China, 2013
Figure 2.3-4 Wheat yield in China, 2009-2013
Figure 2.3-5 Distribution of wheat flour output in China, 2013
Figure 2.3-6 Paddy yield in China, 2009-2013
Figure 2.4-1 Annual ex-works prices of MSG in China, 2006-2013, USD/t
Figure 2.4-2 Monthly ex-works price of MSG in China, Jan. 2013-Mar. 2014, USD/t
Figure 2.4-3 Monthly market price of corn in China, Jan. 2013-Mar. 2014, USD/t
Figure 2.5.1-1 Export volume of MSG in China, 2009-2013
Figure 2.5.2-1 Import volume of MSG in China, 2009-2013
Figure 2.6.1-1 Apparent consumption volume and value of MSG in China, 2009-2013
Figure 2.6.2-1 Consumption proportion of MSG by volume in different end-use segments in China, 2013
Figure 2.6.2-2 Consumption proportion of MSG by volume in different applications in China, 2006 VS 2013
Figure 2.6.2-3 Output of granulated chicken bouillon in China, 2009-2013
Figure 2.6.2-4 Output of instant noodles in China, 2009-2013
Figure 3-1 Forecast on capacity and output of MSG in China, 2014-2018
Figure 3-2 Forecast on demad for MSG in China, 2014-2018, tonne
Figure 3-3 Forecast on consumption proportion of MSG by volume in different applications in China, 2014-2018

Although the development of China’s economy has slowed down in recent years generally, it is still continually progressing. The MSG industry in China is developing along with the growth of the national economy.

With the processing elimination of inefficient capacity in the industry, many MSG producers in China have stopped production in recent years. As of March 2014, there are less than xxxx active MSG producers left. Their MSG production sites are mainly distributed in.

After a continuous increase, China's MSG capacity has shown a downtrend since 2012. In Q1 2014, the capacity is about xxxx t/a, while that in 2013 was xxxx t/a.

On the contrary, the output of the product still posts an uptrend. From 2009 to 2013, it increased from about xxxx tonnes to xxxx tonnes at a CAGR of xxxx%.

During 2011-2013, the export volume kept xxxx with xxxx global demand for MSG from the condiment and food manufacturing industry. It xxxx from about xxxx tonnes to about xxxx tonnes at a CAGR of about xxxx.

Among compound condiments, most of MSG is used in granulated chicken bouillon, taking up more than xxxx of the total MSG consumption volume in compound condiments in China in 2013.

In the food manufacturing industry, MSG is added in various kinds of convenient foods, such as instant noodles and biscuits. These two products, enjoying an increasing popularity, have seen growth in their outputs in recent years. The output of instant noodles in China increased from xxxx tonnes in 2009 to xxxx tonnes in 2013 at a CAGR of nearly xxx%. Biscuits is also growing in output in 2012-2013 at an annual average growth rate of about xxx%.

The material was prepared in June, 2014.


Table 1.2-1 Polices and regulations on MSG industry in China, 2007-2013
Table 2.1-1 Key technologies adopted by top 15 MSG producers in China, 2013
Table 2.1.1-1 Fermentation technologies in GA production in China
Table 2.1.2-1 Key waste treatment technologies adopted by MSG producers in China
Table 2.1.2-2 Major cases of MSG producers benefited from recycling wastewater, 2013
Table 2.1.2-3 Promotive technologies in Scheme for Promoting Cleaner Production technology for 17 Key Industries including Polyvinyl Chloride 2010
Table 2.1.2-4 Main goals on consumption and discharge reduction set for MSG industry in China to 2013
Table 2.1.2-5 Some technological upgrading projects for MSG production in China, as of March 2014
Table 2.2.1-1 Top 10 producers of MSG in China, 2010-Q1 2014
Table 2.2.1-2 Top 5 active MSG producers adopting chemical synthesis method in China, 2010-Q1 2014
Table 2.3-1 Key MSG producers' demand for GA in China, 2013
Table 2.5.1-1 Export situation of MSG by month in China, 2013
Table 2.5.1-2 Export situation of MSG by destination in China, 2013
Table 2.5.2-1 Import situation of MSG by month in China, 2013
Table 2.5.2-2 Import situation of MSG by origin in China, 2013
Table 2.6.2-1 Apparent consumption volume and value of MSG by application in China, 2013
Table 2.6.2-2 Major MSG consumers in condiment and food industries in China, 2013
Table 5.1-1 Information about Fufeng Group, 2013
Table 5.1-2 MSG situation in Fufeng Group, 2013
Table 5.2-1 Information about Meihua Group, 2013
Table 5.2-2 MSG situation in Meihua Group, 2013
Table 5.3-1 Information about Henan Lotus, 2013
Table 5.3-2 MSG situation in Henan Lotus, 2013
Table 5.4-1 Information about Shandong Linghua, 2013
Table 5.4-2 MSG situation in Shangdong Linghua, 2013
Table 5.5-1 Information about Shandong Qilu, 2013
Table 5.5-2 MSG situation in Shandong Qilu, 2013
Table 5.6-1 Information about Ningxia EPPEN, 2013
Table 5.6-2 MSG situation in Ningxia EPPEN, 2013
Table 5.7-1 Information about Shandong Xinle, 2013
Table 5.7-2 MSG situation in Shandong Xinle, 2013
Table 5.8-1 Information about Shandong Shenghua, 2013
Table 5.8-2 MSG situation in Shandong Shenghua, 2013
Table 5.9-1 Information about Chongqing Hoyoo, 2013
Table 5.9-2 MSG situation in Chongqing Hoyoo, 2013
Table 5.10-1 Information about Fujian Jianyang, 2013
Table 5.10-2 MSG situation in Fujian Jianyang, 2013
Table 5.11-1 Information about Guangzhou Shuangqiao, 2013
Table 5.12-1 Information about Chengdu Guotai, 2013
Table 5.12-2 MSG situation in Chengdu Guotai, 2013
Table 5.13-1 Information about Hongmei Group, 2013
Table 5.13-2 MSG situation in Hongmei Group, 2013
Table 5.14-1 Information about Zhuhai Yili, 2013
Table 5.14-2 MSG situation in Zhuhai Yili, 2013
Table 5.15-1 Information about Shandong Linglan, 2013
Table 5.16-1 Information about Suzhou Hexing, 2013
Table 5.16-2 MSG situation in Suzhou Hexing, 2013
Table 5.17-1 Information about Zhejiang Honeybee, 2013
Table 5.17-2 MSG situation in Zhejiang Honeybee, 2013
Table 5.18-1 Information about Xihu Gourmet Powder, 2013
Table 5.18-2 MSG situation in Xihu Gourmet Powder, 2013
Table 5.19-1 Information about Jiangsu Tianxiang, 2013
Table 5.20-1 Information about Wenzhou Kuailu, 2013
Table 5.20-2 MSG situation in Wenzhou Kuailu, 2013
Table 5.21-1 Information about Zhejiang Qujiang, 2013
Table 5.21-2 MSG situation in Zhejiang Qujiang, 2013
Table 5.22-1 Information about Zhejiang Weiyuan, 2013
Table 5.22-2 MSG situation in Zhejiang Weiyuan, 2013
Table 5.23-1 Information about Changzhou Jiamei, 2013
Table 5.23-2 MSG situation in Changzhou Jiamei, 2013
Table 5.24-1 Information about Guangdong PRB, 2013
Table 5.24-2 MSG situation in Guangdong PRB, 2013
Table 5.25-1 Information about Taihu MSG, 2013
Table 5.26-1 Information about Chongqing Tianchu, 2013
Table 5.26-2 MSG situation in Chongqing Tianchu, 2013
Table 5.27-1 Information about Chengdu Jingong, 2013
Table 5.27-2 MSG situation in Chengdu Jingong, 2013

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