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Production and Market of Taurine in China Product Image

Production and Market of Taurine in China

  • Published: September 2011
  • Region: China
  • 25 Pages
  • CCM International Limited

"Taurine is popular in developed countries for its indispensable role in strengthening nutrition. Driven by the increasing demand, taurine industry in China has kept developing in recent years, posting an increase of 27,639 tonnes in output with a CAGR of 36.1% from 2008 to 2010. The top five among couples of taurine manufacturers contributed to about 90% of China's total taurine output in 2010.

Taurine is an export-oriented product in China—almost 90% of the global taurine is produced by China, which is mainly exported to the US, Europe and Japan. During 2008 and 2010, China's export volume of taurine has been increasing quickly with a CAGR of 36.6%. A large amount of the product is used in beverages, pet foods and health care foods overseas every year. Different from the wide application overseas, in China taurine is mostly used in pharmaceuticals, beverages and foods, with consumption accounting for less than 20% of its total output in the past three years. However, the apparent consumption of taurine in China has been increasing rapidly in recent years for the surging demand from domestic market, especially the food and beverage industry.

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Executive summary

Introduction and methodology

1 Overview of global taurine industry

2 Production situation of taurine in China
2.1 Manufacturers, 2010
2.2 Production situation, 2008-2010
2.3 Price, 2005-2011
2.4 Raw materials

3 Production technology in China
3.1 Synthesis of taurine from ethanolamine
3.2 Synthesis of taurine from ethylene oxide
3.3 Comparison between synthesis from ethanolamine and from ethylene oxide

4 Summary of export situation
4.1 Major exporters/distributors in 2010

5 Consumption and application of taurine
5.1 Domestic consumption in 2010
5.2 End-use sectors of taurine in China

6 Analysis of taurine industry in China
6.1 Opportunity
6.2 Risk

7 Future development trend of taurine industry in China, 2011-2015
7.1 Driving forces and barriers
7.2 Forecast

8 Conclusion

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1-1 Global demand and output of taurine, 2007-2010, tonne
Table 2.1-1 Major taurine manufacturers in China, 2010/2011
Table 2.3-1 FOB price of taurine in China, 6 Sept. 2011
Table 3.3-1 Comparison between synthesis from ethanolamine and from ethylene oxide
Table 4-1 Export tax rebate rate on taurine in China
Table 4-2 Port price of taurine in China, 2007-June 2010
Table 4.1-1 Some major traders of taurine in China, 2010
Table 5.2-1 Some major beverage and food manufacturers using taurine in China, 2010
Table 7.1-1 Factors influencing the development of China's taurine industry

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1-1 Global application proportion of taurine, 2010
Figure 2.2-1 Capacity and output of taurine in China, 2008-2010
Figure 2.3-1 Average ex-work price of taurine in China, 2005-2010
Figure 2.4-1 Average ex-work price and output of monoethanolamine in China, 2007-2010
Figure 2.4-2 Import price and quantity of monoethanolamine in China, 2007-2010
Figure 2.4-3 Average ex-work price and output of ethylene oxide in China, 2007-2010
Figure 3.1-1 Synthesis of taurine from ethanolamine-esterification reaction
Figure 3.1-2 Synthesis of taurine from ethanolamine-chlorination reaction
Figure 3.2-1 Synthesis of taurine from ethylene oxide
Figure 4-1 Export volume of taurine in China, 2008-2010
Figure 5.1-1 Apparent consumption of taurine in China, 2008-2010
Figure 5.2-1 Application proportion of taurine in China, 2010
Figure 7.2-1 Forecast on output of taurine in China, 2011-2015

- Qianjiang Yongan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.,
- Jiangsu Changshu Renoke Food-additive Science Co., Ltd.,
- Jiangsu Yuanyang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.,
- Huanggang Fuchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.,
- Hubei Shayang Tianyi Medicine Industry Co., Ltd.

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