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CCM Data & Primary Intelligence Production and Market of Xylitol in China

- The Fifth Edition

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Guangzhou CCM Information Science & Technology Co., Ltd. Guangzhou, P. R. China March 2010

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CCM Data & Primary Intelligence Description: Nowadays, xylitol is produced in many countries around the world, such as Russia, Finland,etc, and China has become the largest xylitol production base and supplier in the world. Chinese xylitol industry has witnessed significant development from 2004 to 2007. However, since 2007, the xylitol market has started to shrink, what are the major reasons for this situation? Since 2008 when global financial crisis hit the xylitol market, xylitol manufacturers have encountered great challenges. What is the current production and consumption situation in China? As to technology, two xylitol manufacturers have adopted a new procution technology, namely the fermentation method, to produce xylitol in 2008. What are the merits of the new production method and what is the future trend of Chinese xylitol production technology development? Besides the aspects mentioned above, what other changes have taken place during 2007 ~ 2009? What is the development trend of Chinese xylitol industry? Basing on these questions, CCM updates its xylitol report compiled in 2007. In the 2009 edition, you can obtain info about: - General xylitol production situation in the world - Clear picture of competitive landscape within the industry - Xylitol market changes in past two years - Major manufacturers production cost analysis. - Import and export analysis - Forecast on China’s xylitol industry - Future commercial opportunity and challenge for new investors

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Content Content Executive Summary Methodology & sources Brief introduction to xylitol Brief introduction to xylitol property Brief introduction to xylitol history in China Xylitol production situation in the world Chinese production situation of xylitol in 2009 GB standard in China & human intake volume of xylitol Current production situation of xylitol in China Chinese manufacturers of xylitol in 2009 Pricing and quotation Market size of xylitol in China

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CCM Data & Primary Intelligence IV V V-1 V-2 V-3 V-4 VI VI-1 VI-2 VI-2.1 VI-2.2 VI-3 VI-4 VII VII-1 VII-2 VIII VIII-1 VIII-2 VIII-3 VIII-3.1 VIII-3.2 VIII-3.3 VIII-3.4 VIII-3.5 VIII-3.6 VIII-3.7 VIII-3.7.1 VIII-3.7.2 IX X XI XI-1 XI-2 XII XII-1 XII-2

Manufacturing cost of xylitol SWOT analysis Shandong Futaste Zhejiang Huakang Shandong Lvjian Henan Danisco Production Technology of Xylitol in China Brief introduction to xylitol raw material Traditional chemical method Neutralization method Ion exchange method Current chemical method Biotechnological method Import & export of xylitol Import analysis Export analysis Consumption pattern of xylitol in China Brief introduction to sugar-free food market Consumption of xylitol in China 2009 Major end uses segments Chewing gum Candy Beverage Biscuit Eight-treasure congee Medicine Other segments Other food field Chemical industry Future forecast on xylitol Key factors for the development of xylitol in China Conclusion and future opportunity Conclusion Future opportunity Profile Current active producers in China Current researchers in China

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Executive summary: China is the biggest xylitol production country in the world with total capacity and output of xxx t/a and xxx tonnes respectively in 2009. Its xylitol production in 2009 was not as active as that in 2007 and 2008, due to oversupply, shrinking consumption and global financial crisis. Since 2008, some

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CCM Data & Primary Intelligence manufacturers have stopped production and there are about xxx major active xylitol manufacturers left in the market by January 2010. Raw material Based on different production methods, two raw materials are used for xylitol production, namely corn cob and xylose. China is the second largest corn cob production country in the world and its corn cob output was xxx million tonnes in 2009. As to xylitol, China is the biggest production country with total capacity and output of xxx t/a and xxx tonnes respectively in 2009. Consumption situation In China, xylitol consumption fields mainly falls into three categories: food, medicine and chemical industry. Like situation abroad, most xylitol in China is consumed in food industry. To be specific, chewing gum, candy, biscuit and beverage are main end use products of xylitol. Chewing gum, with the largest xylitol consumption volume in 2009, or xxx% of China’s total consumption, will remain as the largest consumption field in China in the future. Impacted by global financial crisis, xylitol consumption volume in China has dropped in the past xx years, down from xxx tonnes in 2006 to xx tonnes in 2009. Import & export In past few years, China’s import has reduced while export quantity has increased. In 2009, China imported only xxx tonnes xylitol and exported xx tonnes xylitol. The US, Japan, South Korea have been main export destinations of Chinese xylitol.

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………… III-2 Current production situation of xylitol in China At present, China is the biggest xylitol production country in the world, with total capacity of xx t/a in 2009. Currently, domestic supply of xylitol can meet the market demand and the xylitol capacity is surplus. From 2004 to 2007, xylitol market in China boomed. Especially at the beginning of 2007, both the production and price of xylitol in China were at the peak. ………… IV Manufacturing cost of xylitol Table IV.1 Manufacturing cost of key xylitol manufacturers in China, Dec. 2009 Item

Shandong Futaste

Zhejiang Huakang

Xiamen Tomson

Raw material

xx

xx

xx

Variable cost

Sub Material

xx

xx

xx

USD/t

Utilities

xx

xx

xx

Labor

xx

xx

xx

xx

xx

xx

Depreciation

xx

xx

xx

Others

xx

xx

xx

USD/t

xx

xx

xx

Ex-factory price, USD/t

xx

xx

xx

Profit, USD/t

xx

xx

xx

Waste treatment Fixed cost USD/t

Manufacturing cost

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Production technology of xylitol in China

Overview Currently, there are three methods to produce xylitol, namely the traditional method with corn cob as raw material by chemical way, the current method with xylose as raw material by chemical way and the biotechnological method through fermentation from corn cob.

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