Sorbitol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity & Forecast 2017-2021



Sorbitol (also known as Glucitol) is a sugar alcohol or polyol. It was originally identified in the berries of a tree called the mountain ash, by a French chemist in 1872 and is presently produced commercially by the hydrogenation of glucose. Sorbitol currently represents the world’s most consumed polyol and finds applications across various industries. It is widely used in the production of toothpastes, toiletries, cosmetics, confectionaries, sweets, frozen desserts, biscuits, ascorbic acid, industrial surfactants, pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, etc.

The global demand of Sorbitol is currently growing at 2%-3% annually with China being the world’s largest producer. China was followed by the United States and Western Europe. The feedstocks used to produce sorbitol can differ from region to region with corn, cassava and wheat currently being the three main feedstocks used for sorbitol production. The market is also quite concentrated in nature with the top 5 players presently accounting for more than 50% of the total global production capacity. Roquette, a French company is currently the world’s biggest producer of Sorbitol.

IMARC’s new report entitled “Sorbitol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity & Forecast 2017-2021” provides an analytical and statistical insight into the global sorbitol market. The study, that has been undertaken using desk-based as well as qualitative primary research, provides a comprehensive analysis of the global sorbitol market.


What we have achieved in this report:

Comprehensive situation analysis of the global sorbitol market and its dynamics

Focus of the analysis:

  • Historical, current and future trends in production capacity
  • Historical, current and future trends in production
  • Historical, current and future trends in demand
  • Historical, current and future trends in prices
  • Demand by application sector
  • Production capacity by region
  • Production by region
  • Consumption by region
  • Production by type of feedstock (corn, wheat, cassava, etc.)
  • Key players and their production capacities
  • Sorbitol substitutes

 

Evaluation of major regions

Regions covered: China, United States, Western Europe, Indonesia and India

Focus of the analysis for each region:

  • Historical, current and future trends in production capacity
  • Historical, current and future trends in production
  • Historical, current and future trends in demand
  • Historical, current and future trends in prices
  • Demand by application sector
  • Production capacity by region

 

Evaluation of various sorbitol feedstocks and manufacturing process

Focus of the analysis:

  • Characteristics of various feedstocks used in sorbitol production
  • Yield of sorbitol and byproducts from various feedstocks
  • Supply and demand of various feedstocks
  • Manufacturing process of sorbitol
  • Interchanging feedstocks

 

Evaluation of major sorbitol manufacturers

Manufacturers covered: Roquette Frères, Cargill, Ingredion, Archer Daniels Midland, Shandong Tianli, PT Sorini

Focus of the analysis:

  • Company description
  • Sorbitol production capacity
  • Sorbitol production
  • Feedstocks used for sorbitol production
  • Plant locations

 

Information Sources:

Information has been sourced from both primary and secondary sources:

  • Primary sources include industry surveys and face to face/telephone interviews with manufacturers, end-users and industry experts.
  • Secondary sources include proprietary databases and search engines. These sources include company websites, reports, books, trade journals, magazines, white papers, industry portals, government sources and access to more than 4000 paid databases.                                       

1. Research Methodology and Market Definitions
2. Executive Summary
3. The Global Sorbitol Industry: Market Landscape

    3.1 Market Trends
        3.1.1 Production Capacity
        3.1.2 Consumption
        3.1.3 Prices
    3.2 Market by Application Sector
    3.3 Market by Region
        3.3.1 Production Capacity
        3.3.2 Production
        3.3.3 Consumption
    3.4 Market by Feedstock
    3.5 Competitive Landscape
    3.6 Sorbitol Substitutes
    3.7 Market Forecast
        3.7.1 Production Capacity
        3.7.2 Consumption
        3.7.3 Prices
4. The Global Sorbitol Industry: Regional Analysis
    4.1 China
        4.1.1 Sorbitol Production Capacity and Production
        4.1.2 Sorbitol Consumption
        4.1.3 Sorbitol Production Statistics from Various Feedstocks
        4.1.4 Historical and Future Price Trends of Various Feedstocks
        4.1.5 Historical and Future Cost of Manufacturing Sorbitol from Various Feedstocks
        4.1.6 Competitive Landscape
    4.2 United States
        4.2.1 Sorbitol Production Capacity and Production
        4.2.2 Sorbitol Consumption
        4.2.3 Sorbitol Production Statistics from Various Feedstocks
        4.2.4 Historical and Future Price Trends of Various Feedstocks
        4.2.5 Historical and Future Cost of Manufacturing Sorbitol from Various Feedstocks
        4.2.6 Competitive Landscape
    4.3 Europe
        4.3.1 Sorbitol Production Capacity and Production
        4.3.2 Sorbitol Consumption
        4.3.3 Sorbitol Production Statistics from Various Feedstocks
        4.3.4 Historical and Future Price Trends of Various Feedstocks
        4.3.5 Historical and Future Cost of Manufacturing Sorbitol from Various Feedstocks
        4.3.6 Competitive Landscape
    4.4 Indonesia
        4.4.1 Sorbitol Production Capacity and Production
        4.4.2 Sorbitol Consumption
        4.4.3 Sorbitol Production Statistics from Various Feedstocks
        4.4.4 Historical and Future Price Trends of Various Feedstocks
        4.4.5 Historical and Future Cost of Manufacturing Sorbitol from Various Feedstocks
        4.4.6 Competitive Landscape
    4.5 India
        4.5.1 Sorbitol Production Capacity and Production
        4.5.2 Sorbitol Consumption
        4.5.3 Sorbitol Production Statistics from Various Feedstocks
        4.5.4 Historical and Future Price Trends of Various Feedstocks
        4.5.5 Historical and Future Cost of Manufacturing Sorbitol from Various Feedstocks
        4.5.6 Competitive Landscape
5. Sorbitol Manufacturing and Feedstock Analysis
    5.1 Characteristics of Various Feedstocks Used in Sorbitol Production
    5.2 Supply and Demand of Various Feedstocks
    5.3 Manufacturing Process
        5.3.1 Production of Starch Slurry Using Corn
        5.3.2 Production of Starch Slurry Using Cassava
        5.3.3 Production of Starch Slurry Using Wheat
        5.3.4 Production of Glucose Syrup
        5.3.5 Conversion of Glucose Syrup to Sorbitol
    5.4 Interchanging Sorbitol Feedstocks
6. Competitive Landscape
    6.1 Roquette Frères SA
    6.2 Cargill, Incorporated
    6.3 Ingredion, Incorporated
    6.4 Archer Daniels Midland Company
    6.5 Shandong Tianli Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd
    6.6 Nikken Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd
    6.7 PT Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo Tbk

 

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in ‘000 Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 2: Global: Sorbitol Prices (in US$/Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 3: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 4: Global: Sorbitol Value Demand (in Million US$), 2009-2016
Figure 5: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand by Consuming Sectors (in %), 2016
Figure 6: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Key Producer Countries (in %), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 7: Global: Sorbitol Production by Key Producer Countries (in %), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 8: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand by Region (in %), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 9: Global: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2016
Figure 10: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity Breakup by Manufacturers (in %)
Figure 11: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity Forecast (in ‘000 Mt), 2017-2021
Figure 12: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand Forecast (in ‘000 Mt), 2017-2021
Figure 13: Global: Sorbitol Price Forecast (in US$/Metric Ton), 2017-2021
Figure 14: Global: Sorbitol Value Demand Forecast (in Million US$), 2017-2021
Figure 15: China: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 16: China: Sorbitol Production (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 17: China: Sorbitol Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 18: China: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2016
Figure 19: China: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 20: China: Wheat Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 21: China: Corn and Wheat Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 22: China: Sorbitol Production Costs from Various Feedstocks (in US$ Per Mt)
Figure 23: China Sorbitol Production Capacity Breakup by Manufacturers (in %)
Figure 24: United States: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 25: United States: Sorbitol Production (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 26: United States: Sorbitol Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 27: United States: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 28: United States: Corn Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 29: United States: Sorbitol Production Costs from Corn (in US$ Per Mt), 2009 -2016
Figure 30: United States: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Manufacturers (in %) 
Figure 31: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 32: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 33: Western Europe: Sorbitol Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2009 2016 & 2021
Figure 34: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2016
Figure 35: France: Wheat Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 36: France: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 37: France: Corn & Wheat Prices (in US$ Per Mt). 2009-2016
Figure 38: France: Sorbitol Production Costs from Corn & Wheat (in US$ Per Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 39: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Key Producers (in %)
Figure 40: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 41: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 42: Indonesia: Sorbitol Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 43: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2016
Figure 44: Indonesia: Cassava Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 45: Indonesia: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009–2016
Figure 46: Indonesia: Corn & Cassava Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 47: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production Costs from Corn & Cassava (in US$ Per Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 48: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production by Key Producers (in %) 
Figure 49: India: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 50: India: Sorbitol Production (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 51: India: Sorbitol Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Figure 52: India: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2016
Figure 53: India: Wheat Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 54: India: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009–2016
Figure 55: India: Corn and Wheat Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 56: India: Sorbitol Production Costs from Corn and Wheat (in US$ Per Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 57: India: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Key Producers (in %)
Figure 58: Sorbitol and By-Product Conversion Rates from Corn, Wheat and Cassava 
Figure 59: Global: Corn Supply & Demand (in Million Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 60: Global: Corn Production by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 61: Global: Wheat Supply & Demand (in Million Mt), 2009–2016
Figure 62: Global: Wheat Production by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 63: Global: Cassava Production (in Million Mt), 2009-2016
Figure 64: Global: Cassava Production by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 65: Sorbitol Manufacturing Process
Figure 66: Production of Starch Slurry Using Corn
Figure 67: Production of Starch Slurry Using Wheat
Figure 68: Production of Starch Slurry Using Cassava
Figure 69: Production of Glucose Syrup from Starch Slurry
Figure 70: Conversion of Glucose Syrup to Sorbitol
Figure 71: Interchanging Sorbitol Feedstocks
Figure 72: Roquette Frères SA: Production Breakup by Product
Figure 73: Shandong Tianli Pharmaceutical Co Limited: Capacity Breakup by Product
Figure 74: Kasyap Sweeteners: Production Capacity Breakup by Product


List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Key Producer Countries (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Table 2: Global: Sorbitol Production by Key Producer Countries (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Table 3: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand by Region (in ‘000 Mt), 2009, 2016 & 2021
Table 4: Global: Sorbitol Feedstock Statistics (in ‘000 Mt), 2016
Table 5: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity Breakup by Manufacturers (in Mt)
Table 6: Characteristics of Various Polyols
Table 7: China: Sorbitol Feedstock Statistics (in ‘000 Mt)
Table 8: China: Sorbitol Production Capacity Breakup by Manufacturers (in Mt)
Table 9: United States: Sorbitol Feedstock Statistics (in Mt)
Table 10: United States: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Manufacturers (in Mt)
Table 11: Western Europe: Sorbitol Feedstock Statistics (in Mt)
Table 12: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production Capacity Statistics by Key Producers (in Mt)
Table 13: Indonesia: Sorbitol Feedstock Statistics (in Mt)
Table 14: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production Statistics by Key Producers (in Mt)
Table 15: India: Sorbitol Feedstock Statistics (in Mt)
Table 16: India: Sorbitol Production Statistics by Key Producers (in Mt)
Table 17: *Prices of Various Sorbitol By-products
Table 18: Roquette Frères SA: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks& Plant Locations
Table 19: Roquette Frères SA: Product Overview
Table 20: Roquette Frères SA: Financials-2012-2015
Table 21: Cargill, Incorporated: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks& Plant Locations
Table 22: Cargill, Incorporated: Financials-2009 –2016(E) 
Table 23: Ingredion Incorporated: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks& Plant Locations
Table 24: Ingredion, Incorporated: Financials-2011 –2015 
Table 25: Archer Daniels Midland Company: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks& Plant Locations
Table 26: Archer Daniels Midland: Financials-2008 –2015
Table 27: Shandong Tianli Pharmaceutical Co Limited: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks& Plant Locations
Table 28: PT Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo Tbk: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks& Plant Locations
Table 29: PT Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo Tbk: Financials-2008 –2015
Table 30: Kasyap Sweetners: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks& Plant Locations
Table 31: Kasyap Sweetners: Product Overview
Table 32: Kasyap Sweetners: Financials-2014 and 2015
 


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