Market Research of BCAAs in China

  • August 2013
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  • CCM International Limited
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  • 63 pages

BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids), as one kind of amino acids with high value-added, are widely used as the dietary supplement among the people involved in bodybuilding and athletics, as they can promote human muscle anabolism. BCAAs include three types of amino acids, namely leucine, isoleucine and valine.

As a large producer of amino acids worldwide, China's BCAA output in 2012 reached about 4,865 tonnes totally, accounting for more than two thirds of the global output. At the same time, there are many new and expansion projects for BCAAs under construction in China. Nevertheless, the domestic demand for BCAAs is small in China and most demand comes from foreign countries. BCAAs from China are poor in quality compared with those from developed countries. Then how do China’s BCAA producers compete with their powerful competitors? At the same time, there are still some BCAA importers in China. Who are they? And why do they import BCAAs to China where the demand for BCAAs is small?

As for China's BCAA production technology, fermentation method has been widely adopted in the production of isoleucine and valine, while extraction is popular in leucine production. Usually, different production technologies will lead to different cost and profit, which together will impact the BCAA’s price. In this report, CCM has unfolded the cost and profitability of BCAAs produced with different methods by those key BCAA producers in China.

In China, BCAAs are applied in the food industry as well as the non-food industry at present. Among those application fields, pharmaceutical injection and oral drugs are two major application fields of BCAAs in China at present, together accounting for more than 50% of China's total BCAA consumption. In this report, it has given a detailed introduction and summary about BCAAs consumption at present and in the future to help you understand the actual consumption in China’s BCAAs market. Meanwhile, you can get your potential clients from the end users of BCAAs.

The basic data related to output, capacity, import, price, technology, consumption, demand, etc. are presented in this report and the major active manufacturers’ profiles are also included.

In order to dig out more information from China’s BCAAs market and find more opportunities for you, CCM has done deep research on China’s BCAAs market, accompanied by discussion with related experts. Eventually, the findings are presented based on CCM's insight.

All the information has been unfolded in this report with the following highlights:

Supply of BCAA industry in China

Forecast on production (2013-2017)

Price analysis for BCAAs in China (2010-2012)

Production technology of BCAAs in China

Import situation (2010-2012)

Demand situation in food industry and non-food industry (2010-2012)

Forecast on demand (2013-2017)

Financial situation and cost analysis of major BCAA producers in China, 2012

Table Of Contents

Executive summary 1
Methodology and definition 2
1 Overview of BCAA industry in China 4
2 Supply of BCAAs in China (2010-2012) 5
2.1 Production situation by fermentation and extraction 5
2.1.1 Production technology of BCAAs in China 5
2.1.2 Summary of production (2010-2012) 8
2.1.3 Forecast on production (2013-2017) 16
2.2 Import situation (2010-2012) 18
3 Price analysis of BCAAs in China 20
3.1 Current price 20
3.2 Historical price (2009-2012) 22
3.3 Price analysis 22
3.4 Price trend (2013-2014) 23
4 Market size of demand in China 24
4.1 Demand situation (2010-2012) 24
4.1.1 Demand in food industry 26
4.1.2 Demand in non-food industry 30
4.2 Forecast on demand (2013-2017) 33
4.2.1 Food industry 35
4.2.2 Non-food industry 35
5 Conclusion and commercial opportunity 36
6 Analysis of key producers 36
6.1 Shine Star (Hubei) Biological Engineering Co., Ltd. 36
6.2 Shanghai Ajinomoto Amino Acid Co., Ltd. 38
6.3 Linyi Tianzheng Biological Technology Co., Ltd. 40
6.4 Ningbo Zhenhai Haide Biochem Co., Ltd. 42
6.5 Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd. 44
6.6 Yichang Sanxia Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 46
6.7 Fufeng Group Co., Ltd. 50
6.8 Wuxi Jinghai Amino Acid Co., Ltd. 54
6.9 Guangdong Zhaoqing Star Lake Bioscience Co., Inc. 56


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1-1 Brief historical development of BCAAs in the world, 1819-2007
Table 2.1.1-1 Comparison between fermentation method and extraction method for leucine in China
Table 2.1.2-1 Key suppliers of leucine in China, 2010-2012
Table 2.1.2-2 Key suppliers of isoleucine in China, 2010-2012
Table 2.1.2-3 Key suppliers of valine in China, 2010-2012
Table 2.1.3-1 Potential capacities of BCAAs in China, 2013
Table 4.1-1 Consumption of BCAAs by downstream industry in China, 2012
Table 4.1.1-1 Patents on valsartan in China, 2011-2012
Table 4.1.1-2 Selected end users of BCAAs in China's food industry, 2012
Table 4.1.2-1 Some research on BCAAs' application in feed in China
Table 4.1.2-2 Selected end users of BCAAs in China's non-food industry, 2012
Table 6.1-1 Financial situation of Hubei Shine Star, 2012, USD
Table 6.1-2 Financial situation of leucine in Hubei Shine Star, 2012, USD
Table 6.1-3 Estimated leucine production cost of Hubei Shine Star, 2012
Table 6.2-1 Financial situation of Shanghai Ajinomoto, 2012, USD
Table 6.2-2 Financial situation of leucine in Shanghai Ajinomoto, 2012, USD
Table 6.2-3 Estimated leucine production cost of Shanghai Ajinomoto, 2012
Table 6.3-1 Financial situation of Linyi Tianzheng, 2012, USD
Table 6.3-2 Financial situation of leucine in Linyi Tianzheng, 2012, USD
Table 6.3-3 Estimated leucine production cost of Linyi Tianzheng, 2012
Table 6.4-1 Financial situation of Zhenhai Haide, 2012, USD
Table 6.4-2 Financial situation of leucine in Zhenhai Haide, 2012, USD
Table 6.4-3 Estimated leucine production cost of Zhenhai Haide, 2012
Table 6.5-1 Financial situation of Meihua Group, 2012, USD
Table 6.5-2 Financial situation of isoleucine in Meihua Group, 2012, USD
Table 6.5-3 Estimated isoleucine production cost of Meihua Group, 2012
Table 6.6-1 Financial situation of Yichang Sanxia, 2012, USD
Table 6.6-2 Financial situation of isoleucine in Yichang Sanxia, 2012, USD
Table 6.6-3 Financial situation of valine in Yichang Sanxia, 2012, USD
Table 6.6-4 Estimated isoleucine production cost of Yichang Sanxia, 2012
Table 6.6-5 Estimated valine production cost of Yichang Sanxia, 2012
Table 6.7-1 Financial situation of Fufeng Group, 2012, USD
Table 6.7-2 Financial situation of isoleucine in Fufeng Group, 2012, USD
Table 6.7-3 Financial situation of valine in Fufeng Group, 2012, USD
Table 6.7-4 Estimated isoleucine production cost of Fufeng Group, 2012
Table 6.7-5 Estimated valine production cost of Fufeng Group, 2012
Table 6.8-1 Financial situation of Wuxi Jinghai, 2012, USD
Table 6.8-2 Financial situation of isoleucine in Wuxi Jinghai, 2012, USD
Table 6.8-3 Estimated isoleucine production cost of Wuxi Jinghai, 2012
Table 6.9-1 Financial situation of Guangdong Star Lake, 2012, USD
Table 6.9-2 Financial situation of valine in Guangdong Star Lake, 2012, USD
Table 6.9-3 Estimated valine production cost of Guangdong Star Lake, 2012


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 2.1.1-1 Extraction method and fermentation method application for leucine production in China, 2012
Figure 2.1.1-2 Extraction method for leucine production in China
Figure 2.1.2-1 Distribution of key BCAA producers in China, 2012
Figure 2.1.2-2 Output of BCAAs in China, 2008-2012, tonne
Figure 2.1.3-1 Forecast on output of BCAAs in China, 2013-2017
Figure 2.2-1 Import volume of BCAAs in China, 2010-2012
Figure 3.1-1 Market price of valine in China, Jan.-June 2013, USD/t
Figure 3.1-2 Market price of leucine in China, Jan.-June 2013, USD/t
Figure 3.1-3 Market price of isoleucine in China, Jan.-June 2013, USD/t
Figure 3.2-1 Market price of valine, leucine and isoleucine in China, 2009-2012, USD/t
Figure 4.1-1 Consumption of BCAAs in China, 2010-2012, tonne
Figure 4.1-2 Consumption pattern of BCAAs in China, 2012
Figure 4.1.1-1 Population of sports lovers in China, 2008-2012
Figure 4.1.1-2 New case of virus hepatitis in China, 2010-2012
Figure 4.2-1 Forecast on demand for BCAAs in China, 2013-2017
Figure 4.2-2 Forecast on application proportion of BCAAs in food and non-food industry in China, 2017
Figure 4.2.1-1 Forecast on demand for BCAAs in China's food industry, 2013-2017
Figure 4.2.2-1 Forecast on demand for BCAAs in China's non-food industry, 2013-2017

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