This report is prepared on base of continuous market watch from 1997 to 2000, discussing the situation of sorbic acid and potassium sorbate from all the possible aspects including the manufacturers, production, pricing, import & export, consumption, production cost benchmarking, etc. It is formulated independently by CCM’s professional market researchers, based on the first-hand and primary data which are analyzed by scientific methodology, confirmed with both manufacturers/end users/traders and legal authorities, and presented in a logic way.
- In the past years, we kept close relationship with the supplier and conducted the site visit two times in the past years. We add in this report the mass balance of CA production vs. sorbic acid/potassium sorbate production.
- CCM includes an overview of the sodium benzoate production situation and its export situation, which provides an interesting insight into how far potassium sorbate has penetrated the sodium benzoate market.
- In this investigation, CCM has contacted a good size sample of larger Chinese domestic consumers. These end use industries include: sauce, jelly, sausage, cake, cigarette and soft drink (including carbonated and lactobacillus drinks and fruit juices).
- Finally, in the appendix CCM includes summary info, market watch of major producers on the consecutive base. The site visit reports are also included in the appendix.
The aim of this report is:
- to describe the whole picture of sorbic acid related industries in China
- to reflect how the Chinese sorbic acid/potassium sorbate industry grew in the past years
- to uncover how Chinese manufacturers performed in the world market
- to evaluate how competitiveness the Chinese products is
- to predict how this industry will go in the future
- to provide powerful assistance to the strategy group and the management team in making correct decision as how to penetrate the ever-increasing China market and how to catch the maximum commercial opportunities.
This report contains three chapters
- Chapter one: production & market situation
This chapter discusses the sorbic acid/potassium sorbate from commercial point of view.
- Benchmarking on Chinese sorbic acid production cost
This chapter discusses the sorbic acid production from technical point of view.
- Situation of Chinese manufacturers
This chapter summarizes and records the information obtained during the contact with Chinese manufacturers.
Methodology & Sources
I PRODUCTION & MARKET INFORMATION
I-1 Production History of Sorbitol
I-2 Current Production Situation of Sorbitol
I-2.1 Manufacturers & Geological Distribution
I-2.2 Capacity and Production in the Past Years
I-2.3 Available Species
I-2.3.1 Summary of Sorbitol Syrup
I-188.8.131.52 50% Syrup
I-184.108.40.206 70% Syrup
I-220.127.116.11 Summary of Sorbitol Syrup in the Past Years
I-2.3.2 Solid Form Sorbitol
I-2.4 Foreign Involvement in Chinese Sorbitol Production
I-3 Production Method & Technology in Brief
I-3.1 Production Flowchart of Sorbitol
I-3.2 Raw Materials and Starting Materials
I-3.3 Production Method
I-4 Problems of Chinese Sorbitol Production
I-5 Sorbitol Pricing
I-6 Import & Export Analysis of Sorbitol in the Past Years
I-6.1 Sorbitol Import & Export in the Past Years
I-6.2 Analysis of Import & Export of Sorbitol in 2000, 2001 and 2003
I-6.2.1 Analysis of Sorbitol Import in 2000, 2001 and 2003
I-18.104.22.168 Sorbitol Import Situation - Breakdown by Origin & Species
I-22.214.171.124 Sorbitol Import Situation - Breakdown by End Uses
I-6.2.2 Sorbitol Import Analysis in 2003
I-6.3 Analysis of Export Sorbitol in 2000, 2001 and 2003
I-6.3.1 Sorbitol Export Situation - Breakdown by Destination & Species
I-6.3.2 Sorbitol Export Analysis in 2003
I-7 Consumption Pattern of Sorbitol in China
I-7.1 Calculation of Superficial Supply in 2000, 2001 and 2003
I-7.2 Breakdown of Sorbitol Consumption in China
I-7.3 Brief introduction to Consumption Pattern of Sorbitol in Major End Use Sections
I-7.3.1 Vitmain C
I-7.3.2 Toothpaste & Cosmetics
I-7.3.3 Food Industry (Candy, chocolate, ice cream, aquatic food, etc.)
I-7.3.6 Polyether polyalcohol
I-7.3.8 Other areas
I-9 Suggestion & Recommendation for Ways Forwards
II PROFILE OF CHINESE MANUFACTURES
II-1 Brief Introduction to Active Sorbitol Manufacturers in China
II-1.01 Shandong Shouguang Lianmeng Chemical Group Co. Ltd. Fine Chemical Plant
II-1.18 Changchun Dacheng Corn Development Co., Ltd. (potential producer)
II-2 Manufacturers Only Producing Solid Form Sorbitol
II-2.01 Shijiazhuang Huakang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
II-2.02 Shandong Shouguang Shengquan Salt Industry Co., Ltd.
II-3 List of Manufacturers Who Stop Production Now (27)
II-3.01 Shanghai Pacific Jianli Sorbitol Co., Ltd.
II-3.06 Other Companies that Stopped Production in the Past Years
LIST OF TABLES
Table I-2.1-1 Production of sorbitol in different areas in China in 2004 (on base of sorbitol syrup 70%)
Table I-2.1-2 Summary of active sorbitol producers in the recent years
Table I-2.1-3 List of companies that stopped the sorbitol production in the past years (capacity on base of 70% sorbitol syrup)
Table I-2.2-1 Summary of sorbitol production in the past years
Table I-126.96.36.199-1 Capacity of sorbitol syrup in the past (Unit: MTs)
Table I-188.8.131.52-2 Output and production level of sorbitol syrup in the past years (Unit: MTs)
Table I-2.3.2-1 Capacity, production level and output of solid form sorbitol in the past years
Table I-2.4-1 Position of foreign involvement in China (on base of sorbitol syrup 70%)
Table I-3.2-1 Starting materials for sorbitol production in China (Unit: MTs)
Table I-3.3-1. Production methods of sorbitol
Table. I-5-1 Export price of sorbitol in 2000, 2001, 2003 (Unit: Quantity (kg); Unit price (USD/kg) )
Table I-5-2 Import price in 2000, 2001, 2003 (Unit: Quantity (kg); Unit price (USD/kg) )
Table I-6.1-1 Import/Export situation of sorbitol in the past few years (Unit: kg)
Table I-184.108.40.206-1 Origin countries& species of imported sorbitol in 2000, 2001 and 2003 (Sequence listed on base of import quantity more than 10,000kg in 2003, Unit: kg)
Table I-220.127.116.11-1 End uses of different species of imported sorbitol in 2000, 2001 and 2003
Table I-6.2.2-1 Active importers of sorbitol in 2003 (with import quantity more than 100,000kgs) (Unit: Quantity (kg); Unit price (USD/kg) )
Table I-6.2.2-2 Consumption areas of imported sorbitol in 2003 (Unit: Quantity (kg); Unit price (USD/kg))
Table I-6.2.2-3 Delivery port of imported sorbitol in 2003 (Unit: Quantity (kg); Unit price (USD/kg))
Table I-6.3.1-1 Destination countries & species of exported sorbitol in 2000, 2001 and 2003 (Sequence listed on base of export quantity more than 35,000kg in 2003, Unit: kg)
Table I-6.3.2-1 Active exporters of exported sorbitol in 2003 (with export quantity more than 20,000kgs) (Unit: Quantity (kg); Unit price (USD/kg))
Table I-6.3.2-2 Export situation of Chinese producers in 2003 (Unit: Quantity (kg); Unit price (USD/kg))
Table I-6.3.2-3 Delivery port of exported sorbitol in 2003 (Unit: Quantity (kg); Unit price (USD/kg))
Table I-7.1-1 Superficial supply of sorbitol in 2000, 2001 and 2003 (Unit: MTs)
Table 7.2-1 Comparison of sorbitol consumption pattern among USA, West Europe, Japan and China in 1990s (unit: %)
Table 7.2-2 Consumption pattern of sorbitol in China in the past (on base of sorbitol syrup 70%)
Table 7.3.1-1 Vitamin C production in the past few years (MTs)
Table I-7.3.2-1 Assumption of average unit weight of toothpaste and the adding dosage of sorbitol in the past
Table I-7.3.2-2 Production of toothpaste and consumption of sorbitol in the past
Table I-7.3.2-3 List of active toothpaste producers in 2002
Table I-7.3.3-1 GB2760-96, the adding dosage of sorbitol in the food
LIST OF FIGURES
Scheme I-3.1-1 Production flowchart of sorbitol
Shandong Shouguang Lianmeng Chemical Group Co. Ltd. Fine Chemical Plant, Khalista (Liuzhou) Chemical Co. Ltd., NCPC SINOWIN Co. Ltd., Hebei Qinhuangdao Lihua Starch Stock Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Lianyungang Roguette Ferres Co. Ltd.