Production and Market of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in China

Report edition: 2019 edition(6)
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Total pages : 56
Language version: English
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  • Introduction
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Hot topics in China's monosodium glutamate (MSG) market during 2016 and 2018:
- MSG industry in China has experienced many pressures and challenges from environmental policies and market competition in recent years.
- Most small-scale MSG manufacturers had been eliminated because of the outdated technology and strict policies, while large-scale manufacturers kept expanding capacities.
- As of 2018, there were only 15 active producers left in China and most of them are located in northern China.
- Over 500,000 tonnes of MSG were exported in China annually in 2017 and 2018.
- The percentage of MSG directly edible use (catering and cooking) in total MSG consumption was decreasing in the past few years.

Purpose of report:
Production, export, raw material, production technology and price changes of China's MSG, dynamics of leading manufacturers, and environmental issues were analyzed in this report, in order to clearly describe and better understand the status and future trend of China's MSG industry.

What to report:
- An overview of China's MSG industry, 2016–2018;
- Environmental issues and policies and their impacts on the MSG market;
- Production and export of China's MSG, 2016–2018;
- Price changes of China's MSG, 2016–2018;
- Consumption pattern of MSG in China;
- Dynamics of leading MSG manufacturers, including background information and product structure, 2018.

- Environmental pressure will continue to be the key factor that influences MSG industry in China;
- Capacity and output of China’s MSG are predicted to grow slightly in the future;
- The supply of main raw material (corn) in domestic market is expected to decline in the next few years;
- The consumption share of direct use in total consumption of MSG will keep decreasing in next few years.

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