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CCM’s New Market Report

Survey of High Intensity Sweeteners in Asia Pacific


Guangzhou, Guangdong -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/15/2011 -- Recently, CCM International has published a new market report, Survey of High Intensity Sweeteners in Asia Pacific in late Jan. 2011. This report covers policies and key influencing factors, forecast on demand in Asia Pacific region, especially penetrating into the production, demand and end-use segments and trade situation of key manufacturing countries, such as China, India, Indonesia and Japan. Besides, breakdowns of products in these countries are also provided in this report.

According to this latest research, the production of high intensity sweeteners (HIS) in Asia Pacific (AP) has suffered from the global financial crisis in the past two years. At present, HIS production in AP has gradually recovered since H2 2009. In 2010, the output achieves a growth rate of 10.11%, rising to about 109,114 tonnes in 2010 from about 99,088 tonnes in 2009. Among these sweeteners, seven products are widely produced, namely saccharin, cyclamate, acesulfame-K, stevia sweetener, aspartame, sucralose and glycyrrhizin. The production patents of alitame and neotame are owned by two American companies.

As a regional research, this report highlights the situation of major countries, including China, India, Indonesia and Japan. China, the biggest player in AP, has the consumption market size reaching about 24,641 tonnes with market value of USD135 million in 2010. With output of 80,639 tonnes, China is also the most important HIS production country in AP. For other regions, the survey includes details that Japan is an important aspartame production country in the world. Besides, Malaysia is an important stevia sweetener production country in AP. Singapore is a weighty sucralose producer in the world because the biggest sucralose company has set up its production center there.

In terms of HIS international trade in AP, the products of major production countries are mainly exported. Major export destinations are the US, the EU and other developed countries. China is the biggest HIS export country in AP with the total HIS export reaching 47,981 tonnes in 2009, while Indonesia and Malaysia are estimated to be the two biggest HIS import countries, with the total HIS import of over 3,000 tonnes in 2009.

The report makes analysis on industrial development through key influencing factors: policies, economy, environment, consumer behaviors and substitutes. Besides, forecast on demand of each major region analyses future development opportunities.

Main content:

No. Content Page

Executive summary 1

I Introduction and methodology 2

II Introduction to high intensity sweeteners (HIS) 4

III Key influencing factors 5

III-1 Policy 5

III-2 Trade barriers and intellectual property protection 6

III-3 Macroeconomy and demography 9

III-3.1 Macroeconomy 9

III-3.2 Demography 11

III-4 Sucrose and starch sugar 12

III-4.1Sucrose 13

III-4.2 Starch sugar 16

III-5 Eating habit on sweet products 17

IV HIS in major countries/regions 20

IV-1 Overview 20

IV-2 China 22

IV-2.1 Brief introduction 22

IV-2.2 Policies and key influencing factors 23

IV-2.3 Production and producers 28

IV-2.3.1 Saccharin 29

IV-2.3.2 Cyclamate 32

IV-2.3.3 Acesulfame-K 35

IV-2.3.4 Aspartame 38

IV-2.3.5 Stevia sweetener 41

IV-2.3.6 Sucralose 48

IV-2.3.7 Glycyrrhizin 53

IV-2.3.8 Alitame and neotame 55

IV-2.4 Demand and end-use segments 57

IV-2.4.1 Saccharin 58

IV-2.4.2 Cyclamate 59

IV-2.4.3 Acesulfame-K 59

IV-2.4.4 Stevia sweetener 60

IV-2.4.5 Aspartame 60

IV-2.4.6 Sucralose 61

IV-2.4.7 Glycyrrhizin 61

IV-2.5 Trade situation 61

IV-2.6 Forecast on demand for HIS 68

IV-3 India 74

IV-3.1 Brief introduction 74

IV-3.2 Policies and key influencing factors 75

IV-3.3 Production and producers 79

IV-3.3.1 Saccharin 80

IV-3.3.2 Sucralose 81

IV-3.3.3 Stevia sweetener 82

IV-3.3.4 Glycyrrhizin 82

IV-3.3.5 Alitame and Neotame 83

IV-3.4 Demand and end-use segments 83

IV-3.4.1 Saccharin 84

IV-3.4.2 Acesulfame-K 84

IV-3.4.3 Stevia sweetener 85

IV-3.4.4 Aspartame 85

IV-3.4.5 Sucralose 85

IV-3.4.6 Glycyrrhizin 85

IV-3.5 Trade situation 86

IV-3.6 Forecast on demand of HIS 89

IV-4 Japan 94

IV-4.1 Brief introduction 94

IV-4.2 Policies and key influencing factors 94

IV-4.3 Production and producers 97

IV-4.3.1 Aspartame 98

IV-4.3.2 Stevia sweetener 99

IV-4.3.3 Acesulfame-K 100

IV-4.4 Demand and end-use segments 100

IV-4.4.1 Saccharin 101

IV-4.4.2 Acesulfame-K 102

IV-4.4.3 Stevia sweetener 102

IV-4.4.4 Aspartame 103

IV-4.4.5Sucralose 103

IV-4.4.6 Glycyrrhizin 104

IV-4.5 Trade situation 104

IV-4.5.1 Saccharin 105

IV-4.5.2 Acesulfame-K 105

IV-4.5.3 Stevia sweetener 105

IV-4.5.4 Aspartame 106

IV-4.5.5 Sucralose 106

IV-4.5.6 Glycyrrhizin 107

IV-4.6 Forecast on demand of HIS 107

IV-5 Indonesia 112

IV-5.1 Brief introduction 112

IV-5.2 Policies and key influencing factors 113

IV-5.3 Production and producers 115

IV-5.3.1 Saccharin 116

IV-5.3.2 Cyclamate 116

IV-5.4 Demand and end-use segments 117

IV-5.4.1 Saccharin 118

IV-5.4.2 Cyclamate 118

IV-5.4.3 Acesulfame-K 118

IV-5.4.4 Stevia sweetener 118

IV-5.4.5 Aspartame 118

IV-5.4.6 Sucralose 119

IV-5.4.7 Glycyrrhizin 119

IV-5.5 Trade situation 119

IV-5.6 Forecast on demand of HIS 122

IV-6 Others 127

IV-6.1 Malaysia 127

IV-6.1.1 Brief introduction 127

IV-6.1.2 Policies and key influencing factors 127

IV-6.1.3 Production and producers 128

IV-6.1.4 Trade situation 128

IV-6.2 South Korea 128

IV-6.2.1 Brief introduction 128

IV-6.2.2 Policies and key influencing factors 128

IV-6.2.3 Production and producers 129

IV-6.2.4 Trade situation 29

IV-6.3 Taiwan 130

IV-6.3.1 Brief introduction 130

IV-6.3.2 Policies and key influencing factors 130

V HIS breakdown by country/region 131

V-1 Overview 131

V-2 Saccharin 133

V-3 Cyclamate 135

V-4 Acesulfame-k 138

V-5 Stevia sweetener 140

V-6 Aspartame 142

V-7 Sucralose 144

V-8 Glycyrrhizin 147

V-9 Alitame and neotame 149

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