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The top ten varieties of Chinese extract exports include stevia

Nov 29, 2019

        Plant extract products play an important role in the large health industry chain. As a "collection" of medicine, fine chemicals and agriculture, they are mainly used in functional factors, dietary supplements and functional food industries.

       In 2014, the top ten varieties of extracts exported from China included stevia, eucalyptus oil, licorice, pepper, bilberry, cinnamon oil, marigold, inositol, rutin and its derivatives, and Luo Han Guo extract.

        This editor mainly analyzes the stevia extract.

        Stevia extract

        Stevioside extracted from stevia leaves is a plant-free caloric sugar substitute with natural low-calorie value and a taste very close to sucrose. It is the third natural sweetener after sugarcane and beet sugar. "The world's third sugar source" is attractive to consumers who are striving to achieve a healthy lifestyle and weight management.

Stevia extract

         Since the stevia glycosides passed the GRAS certification in the United States in 2009, demand has skyrocketed, and many companies have swarmed them, leading to a serious oversupply and a sluggish market. In 2013, steviol glycosides achieved a recoverable growth, and the export value climbed to 120 million US dollars, and was recaptured The "dominant" status in the export varieties of plant extracts.

          In 2014, stevia extract continued to steadily top the list of extract exports, with annual exports reaching US $ 128 million, an increase of 6.2% year-on-year, and accounting for 7% of total extract exports. The export volume reached 3087 tons, an increase of 4.3% year-on-year.

       The United States is the largest export market for my stevia extract. In 2014, my export to the United States was 44.418 million US dollars, accounting for 34.75% of the market share of this species; Malaysia followed closely with an export value of 29.436 million US dollars, accounting for 22.99. %; South Korea, Japan, and Germany rank third, fourth, and fifth respectively, with exports amounting to US $ 10.2833 million, US $ 65.508 million, and US $ 25.619 million, with the top five market shares exceeding 70%.