Sorbitol industry has faced various challenges in recent years, but the challenges may push forward the development and innovation of the production and process technology, which would further improve the quality, lower the cost, and enlarge the application of sorbitol products.
China's sorbitol market experienced great changes in the past ten years, whether in terms of production or consumption. In 2008–2013, the capacity and output of sorbitol both increased rapidly due to strong market demand and low market threshold for producers. In 2014–2017, a few new capacities were added to the sorbitol industry. The output of sorbitol fluctuated with the changes of the price of corn (the raw material of sorbitol) and demand from downstream industries, such as vitamin C and toothpaste. There are mainly two specifications of sorbitol in domestic market, namely 70% syrup sorbitol and crystalline sorbitol. The preparation technology of liquid sorbitol is relatively mature. More attention has been paid to the extraction technology of crystalline sorbitol and improvement of its physical properties. In 2017, the export volume of sorbitol increased a lot.
While sorbitol imported to China was crystalline sorbitol for pharmaceutical uses. Having the features of good moisturizing, low sweetness, low calorie, sorbitol is widely applied in food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, etc. The consumption of sorbitol is mainly influenced by demand from downstream industries and price changes of sorbitol. Different application fields of sorbitol had witnessed various increases in sorbitol consumption in the past several years. Detailed information about sorbitol consumption from 2010 to 2017, like application fields and which industry consumed the most are provided in this report.
This report is a detailed analysis of the sorbitol market in China, including production, price, import & export and consumption.
More attention has been paid to the following parts:
- Production of sorbitol in China, 2008–2017
- Major sorbitol producers and their distribution in China, 2009–2017
- Monthly ex-works price of sorbitol in China, 2008–2017
- Import and export analysis of sorbitol in China, 2017
- Consumption of sorbitol, 2010–2017
- Forecast on supply and demand of sorbitol
The report is based on data sourced by diverse methods, such as desk research, telephone interview, and network search. The data collected and compiled was variously sourced from telephone interviews, published magazines, journals, government statistics and the publisher's database, etc. Data obtained from various sources have been combined and cross-checked to ensure that this report is as accurate and methodologically sound as possible.
Major producers and distribution of sorbitol were given and studied in this report. Major producers include Shandong Tianli, Roquette China, Khalista Chemical and Qinhuangdao Lihua, etc.
Introduction and Methodology
1.1 Production, 2008–2017
1.3 Price, 2008–2017
1.4 Import and export, 2017
1.5 Consumption, 2010–2017
1.6 Forecast on supply and demand
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1.1-1 Production of major sorbitol producers in China, 2009–2013
Table 1.1-2 Production of major sorbitol producers in China, 2014–2017
Table 1.4-1 Monthly imports and exports of sorbitol in China, 2017
Table 1.4-2 Top 20 export destinations of China's sorbitol, 2017
Table 1.4-3 Top 10 import origins of China's sorbitol, 2017
Table 1.5-1 Consumption volume of sorbitol by application field in China, 2010–2017, tonne
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1.1-1 Capacity and output of sorbitol in China, 2008–2017
Figure 1.1-2 Share of sorbitol capacity in China by region, 2017
Figure 1.2-1 General production routes of sorbitol adopting hydrogenation method in China
Figure 1.3-1 Annual ex-works price of 70% syrup sorbitol in China, 2008–2017
Figure 1.3-2 Monthly ex-works price of 70% syrup sorbitol in China, Jan. 2015–Dec. 2017
Figure 1.3-3 Annual ex-works price of crystalline sorbitol in China, 2011–2017
Figure 1.3-4 Monthly ex-works price of crystalline sorbitol in China, Jan. 2015–Dec. 2017
Figure 1.4-1 China's export volume of sorbitol, 2008–2017
Figure 1.4-2 Monthly exports of sorbitol from China, 2017
Figure 1.4-3 Monthly imports of sorbitol to China, 2017
Figure 1.5-1 Share of sorbitol consumption by application field in China, 2010–2017
- Khalista (Liuzhou) Chemical Industries Ltd.
- Luzhou Bio-chem Technology (Shandong) Co., Ltd.
- Qinhuangdao Lihua Starch Co., Ltd.
- Roquette (China) Co., Ltd.
- Shandong Luwei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
- Shandong Tianli Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
- Zhaoqing Huanfa Bio-technology Co., Ltd.
- Zhejiang Huakang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
- Zhucheng Dongxiao Biotechnology Co., Ltd.