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Mar 20, 2012

Production and Market of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in China

With the rising demand from the downstream industries of MSG, China's MSG industry has experienced development these years. Up to 2011, the MSG capacity has increased to nearly 3,000,000t/a, while the output has risen to over 2,300,000 tonnes, with about 5% CAGR compared to that in 2007.

Although China's MSG industry has enjoyed growth in recent years, there are many problems for MSG industry in China at the same time, such as more policy pressures from the Chinese government, tight supply of raw materials and low profit in MSG business. Then what status are China's MSG producers in currently? Are there any expansion plans for MSG in the coming five years still?

As to methods of MSG production, most of the China's large-scale MSG producers have GA (Glutamic acid) process in MSG production and produce MSG through fermentation currently, while lots of small-scale MSG producers without GA process make MSG directly from outsourcing GA by chemical synthesis method, and there are also some small-scale production lines with GA process. With stricter environmental policies, what will different scale producers of MSG do in China in the future?

China Monosodium Glutamate Market

Published: February 2012
No. of Pages:80
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Table Of Contents
Executive summary 1

Methodology 2
1 Key factors affecting the development of MSG industry 4
1.1 Economic environment 4
1.2 Government policy 6
1.3 Consumption habits 7

2 Supply & demand of MSG in China 10
2.1 Technology of MSG industry 10
2.1.1 Fermentation technology and hydrolysis method 12
2.1.2 Waste treatment 15
2.2 Current production situation 18
2.2.1 Summary of MSG production (capacity, output, key players, etc.), 2009-2011 18
2.2.2 Major analysis of economy index of MSG production 25
2.3 Raw material supply situation 26
2.4 Price of MSG in China, 2009-2011 31
2.5 Import and export of MSG, 2011 34
2.5.1 Export situation 34
2.5.2 Import situation 38
2.6 MSG consumption in China 40
2.6.1 Consumption summary of MSG in China (volume and Value), 2009-2011 40
2.6.2 Market segmentation 41

3 Future prospect of MSG in China 45

4 Conclusion and opportunity 47

5 Appendix (profile of major MSG manufacturers) 48
5.1 Fufeng Group Co., Ltd. 48
5.27 Sichuan Chengdu Jingong Seasoning Food Co., Ltd. 79