Following are headline news of the latest issue of Sweeteners China News:
Gross profit for China's HFCS producers decreased sharply in Sept. -Oct. 2013, and it is predicted to continue to be low in the next several months.
Layn awarded as Famous Export Brand in Guangxi
Ex-factory prices of sweeteners in China in November 2013
MOS officially approved to be new food material
Import volume of sucrose in China exceeds 700,000 tonnes in Oct. 2013
Shandong Longlive to invest in 200,000t/a straw utilization project
Export volume of China's maltitol decreased by 15% YoY to about 11,000 tonnes in Jan. -Aug. 2013, and the export volume of China's syrup maltitol and China's crystalline maltitol showed different trend in the same period. It is estimated that different export situation of these two types of maltitol has different influences on their ex-factory prices in China.
The government of Guangxi further decreased the 2013/2014 minimum sugarcane purchase price in Guangxi. It is predicted that the decrease in the minimum sugarcane purchase prices in other sugarcane growing regions will be a foregone conclusion in 2013/2014.
According to the China Customs, export volume of China's acesulfame-K witnessed an increase in the first three quarters of 2013, up 12% YoY, while its average export price declined by 17% YoY.
According to China Customs, the import volume of L-phe decreased by 27.7% in Q1-Q3 2013, compared with that in Q1-Q3 2011.
Operating rate for China's corn starch industry decreased a little in Nov. 2013 compared with that in Oct. 2013, due to weak demand from domestic downstream industries and gross loss of corn starch in China.
Import volume of liquorice in China witnessed a sharp increase in June-Sept. of 2013, compared with its low YoY growth rate in the first five months of 2013. Meanwhile, large increase of the import liquorice price in the first three quarters of 2013 had limited negative effects on profits of domestic glycyrrhizin producers in 2013.
Research results released by Shandong Longlive show that XOS stimulates the growth of bifidobacterium, and that XOS may be good for treatment for some diseases. The research results are predicted to have a positive effect on the popularity of XOS in the overseas markets, providing an opportunity for Shandong Longlive to explore overseas markets.
NDRC has approved BBCA group's project on the establishment of a corn processing plant with a total corn processing capacity of 600,000t/a in Brazil. Strict management of Chinese government over domestic corn processing industry and high corn prices in China may encourage domestic enterprises' investments in corn processing projects in overseas countries in the future.
China announced that it would allow couples to have a second child if either parent is an only child, which may present an opportunity for the development of domestic FOS and GOS industries in the future. At the same time, some existing uncertain factors may become obstacles.
The year 2013 is still a difficult time for the domestic stevia sweetener industry, which is reflected from the high inventories of stevia sweetener, continuous decrease in prices of China's domestically produced stevia sweetener and huge net losses for domestic stevia sweetener producers.
Export overview of some sweeteners and raw materials in China, October 2013
Baolingbao's project on functional biological
ingredients engineering lab obtains approval from NDRC
Baolingbao's project on functional biological ingredients engineering lab obtains approval from NDRC
Soybean product industry: next key field that
China's functional oligosaccharide producers may enter
In view of functional oligosaccharide producers setting foot in new downstream industries and the good development prospect of domestic soybean product industry, the soybean product industry may become the next key field which China's functional oligosaccharide producers will enter. However, some negative factors in this industry may weaken those producers' enthusiasm.
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