Market Research of L-Cysteine in China

Report edition: 2013 edition(2)
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Document type: PDF
Total pages : 54
Language version: English
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  • Introduction
  • Main contents
  • List of tables
  • List of figures


L-Cysteine is a kind of nonessential amino acid which is abstracted from human hair or duck feather using hydrolysis technology. It covers three forms in China: L-cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate, L-cysteine hydrochloride anhydrous and L-cysteine base. L-Cysteine is widely used in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. Among these applications, food is the largest consumption area. The demand for it in pharmaceuticals also has a fast increase in recent years.

Industrial affairs:
The global consumption for L-cysteine was about 12,000 tonnes in 2012, and the production capacity could meet the demand well at present. China, Germany and Japan are the three largest L-cysteine producers in the world. The technology in Germany and Japan is biological method which is more eco-friendly while much higher production cost compared with China’s hydrolysis method. Though L-cysteine produced in China is more competitive because of its lower price currently and China will still be the major producer in the world in the next few years, biological method will be the trend in L-cysteine’s production and the competition during China, Japan and Germany will be more intense in the future.

China’s position:
As the largest L-cysteine producer in the world, China has an important position in global market, which benefits from its relatively loose environmental requirement and ample raw materials. The production situation in China can directly affect the supply of L-cysteine and its downstream products in the world. In 2012, it produced about 7,700 tonnes of L-cysteine and about 85% of them were exported to Southeast Asia, the US, Europe, etc.

Purpose of report:
To clearly describe the market of L-cysteine in China and give some constructive opinions, CCM has collected lots of information in various ways. In this report, both the supply & demand situations have been described in detail, and other information, such as price, technology, has also been given together with their prediction.

Applicable user:
Global L-cysteine manufactures who want the production information of their competitors in China or want to enter China’s market
-  International traders
-  Purchasers of L-cysteine
-  Production/sales managers of L-cysteine
-  Academic institutions interested in L-cysteine research
-  Investors who take interest in China and global’ s L-cysteine and its derivatives and its downstream industries such as food industry
-  More…

What to report:
In this report, three kinds of L-cysteine, including L-cysteine hydrochloride monohydrate, L-cysteine hydrochloride anhydrous and L-cysteine base, has been analyzed exhaustively from the following aspects:
-  Production situation (by product types), 2008-H1 2013
-  Production situation (by top three producers), 2008-H1 2013
-  Market price, 2008-H1 2013
-  Market price prediction, 2014-2018
-  Consumption in China, 2012
-  Production technology
Market information of L-cysteine’s major derivatives, NAC and SCMC, are also given from parts of the above aspects.

Forecast on industry:
The market of L-cysteine in China won’t change much in the next few years, either in top producers or production scale, while the demand for it will keep increasing for its expanding application, especially in pharmaceutical industry. The price of L-cysteine has always been in volatility historically. Since the end of 2011, the average annual price of L-cysteine had kept declining and hit a historic low in 2013. It has begun to rebound at the end of 2013, and will have a slight rise in 2014-2018 based on the increasing prices of raw materials and increasing demand.

Value to client:
-  Knowing Chinese supply situation of L-cysteine more comprehensive and accurately;
-  Understanding the consumption situation and properties of China’s L-cysteine in specific application sectors;
-  Seeing the price’s historical change and its trend in the next five years;
-  Getting the technology information both at home and abroad;
-  Having a better understanding to the whole Chinese market to help you to make a right choice.

-  Desk-based research
-  Telephone interviews
Interviewees cover: key producers, key end users, traders, raw material suppliers, associations, experts, etc.
-  Data processing and presentation

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