Sorbitol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity & Forecast 2018-2023

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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.

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IMARC’s new report entitled “Sorbitol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity & Forecast 2018-2023” 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    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology
    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3   Executive Summary
4   Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Sorbitol Industry: Market Landscape
    5.1    Market Trends
        5.1.1    Production Capacity
        5.1.2    Consumption
        5.1.3    Prices
    5.2    Imports/Exports
    5.3    Price Analysis
        5.3.1    Price Indicators
        5.3.2    Price Structure
        5.3.3    Price Trends
    5.4    Market Forecast
        5.4.1    Production Capacity
        5.4.2    Consumption
        5.4.3    Prices
6   Sorbitol Market by Application
  6.1    Cosmetics and Toiletries 
  6.2    Food and Beverage
  6.3    Pharmaceuticals
  6.4    Toothpaste
  6.5    Industrial Surfactants
  6.6    Others   
7   Sorbitol Market by Type
  7.1    Liquid Sorbitol 
  7.2    Powder Sorbitol
8   Sorbitol Market by Feedstock
  8.1    Corn
  8.2    Wheat
  8.3    Cassava
  8.4    Others
9    The Global Sorbitol Industry: Regional Analysis
  9.1    Production Capacity by Region
  9.2    Production by Region
  9.3    Consumption by Region
  9.4    Analysis of Key Regions
    9.4.1    China
        9.4.1.1    Sorbitol Production Capacity and Production
        9.4.1.2    Sorbitol Consumption
        9.4.1.3    Sorbitol Production Statistics from Various Feedstocks
        9.4.1.4    Historical and Future Price Trends of Various Feedstocks
        9.4.1.5    Historical and Future Cost of Manufacturing Sorbitol from Various Feedstocks
        9.4.1.6    Competitive Landscape
    9.4.2    United States
        9.4.2.1    Sorbitol Production Capacity and Production
        9.4.2.2    Sorbitol Consumption
        9.4.2.3    Sorbitol Production Statistics from Various Feedstocks
        9.4.2.4    Historical and Future Price Trends of Various Feedstocks
        9.4.2.5    Historical and Future Cost of Manufacturing Sorbitol from Various Feedstocks
        9.4.2.6    Competitive Landscape
    9.4.3    Europe
        9.4.3.1    Sorbitol Production Capacity and Production
        9.4.3.2    Sorbitol Consumption
        9.4.3.3    Sorbitol Production Statistics from Various Feedstocks
        9.4.3.4    Historical and Future Price Trends of Various Feedstocks
        9.4.3.5    Historical and Future Cost of Manufacturing Sorbitol from Various Feedstocks
        9.4.3.6    Competitive Landscape
    9.4.4    Indonesia
        9.4.4.1    Sorbitol Production Capacity and Production
        9.4.4.2    Sorbitol Consumption
        9.4.4.3    Sorbitol Production Statistics from Various Feedstocks
        9.4.4.4    Historical and Future Price Trends of Various Feedstocks
        9.4.4.5    Historical and Future Cost of Manufacturing Sorbitol from Various Feedstocks
        9.4.4.6    Competitive Landscape
    9.4.5    India
        9.4.5.1    Sorbitol Production Capacity and Production
        9.4.5.2    Sorbitol Consumption
        9.4.5.3    Sorbitol Production Statistics from Various Feedstocks
        9.4.5.4    Historical and Future Price Trends of Various Feedstocks
        9.4.5.5    Historical and Future Cost of Manufacturing Sorbitol from Various Feedstocks
        9.4.5.6    Competitive Landscape
10   Global Sorbitol Market: Value Chain
11   Global Sorbitol Market: Margin Analysis

    11.1    Farmers Margins
    11.2    Collectors Margins
    11.3    Starch Manufacturer Margins
    11.4    Sorbitol Manufacturer Margins
    11.5    Distributor Margins
    11.6    Exporters Margins
12    Global Sorbitol Market: SWOT Analysis
    12.1    Strengths
    12.2    Weaknesses
    12.3    Opportunities
    12.4    Threats
13    Global Sorbitol Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    13.1    Overview
    13.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
    13.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    13.4    Degree of Rivalry
    13.5    Threat of New Entrants
    13.6    Threat of Substitutes
14    Competitive Landscape
    14.1    Competitive Structure
    14.2    Market Breakup by Key Players
15    Sorbitol Market: Feedstock and Manufacturing Analysis
    15.1    Corn
        15.1.1    Production Trends
        15.1.2    Sorbitol Manufacturing from Corn
            15.1.2.1    Manufacturing Process
            15.1.2.2    Process Flow
            15.1.2.3    Mass Balance and Feedstock Requirements
            15.1.2.4    Land and Construction Requirements
            15.1.2.5    Machinery Requirements
            15.1.2.6    Machinery Suppliers
            15.1.2.7    Utility Requirements
            15.1.2.8    Manpower Requirements
            15.1.2.9    Capital Costs
            15.1.2.10    Raw Material Costs
            15.1.2.11    Final Product and By-Product Prices
            15.1.2.12    Total Cost per Ton
    15.2    Wheat
        15.2.1    Production Trends
        15.2.2    Sorbitol Manufacturing from Wheat
            15.2.2.1    Manufacturing Process
            15.2.2.2    Process Flow
            15.2.2.3    Mass Balance and Feedstock Requirements
            15.2.2.4    Land and Construction Requirements
            15.2.2.5    Machinery Requirements
            15.2.2.6    Machinery Suppliers
            15.2.2.7    Utility Requirements
            15.2.2.8    Manpower Requirements
            15.2.2.9    Capital Costs
            15.2.2.10    Raw Material Costs
            15.2.2.11     Final Product and By-Product Prices
            15.2.2.12    Total Cost per Ton
    15.3    Cassava
        15.3.1    Production Trends
        15.3.2    Sorbitol Manufacturing from Cassava
            15.3.2.1    Manufacturing Process
            15.3.2.2    Process Flow
            15.3.2.3    Mass Balance and Feedstock Requirements
            15.3.2.4    Land and Construction Requirements
            15.3.2.5    Machinery Requirements
            15.3.2.6    Machinery Suppliers
            15.3.2.7    Utility Requirements
            15.3.2.8    Manpower Requirements
            15.3.2.9    Capital Costs
            15.3.2.10    Raw Material Costs
            15.3.2.11    Final Product and By-Product Prices
            15.3.2.12    Total Cost per Ton
    15.4    Corn Starch
        15.4.1    Sorbitol Manufacturing from Corn Starch
            15.4.1.1    Manufacturing Process
            15.4.1.2    Process Flow
            15.4.1.3    Mass Balance and Feedstock Requirements
            15.4.1.4    Specifications of Corn Starch and Sorbitol
            15.4.1.5    Land and Construction Requirements
            15.4.1.6    Machinery Requirements
            15.4.1.7    Machinery Suppliers
            15.4.1.8    Major Distributors
            15.4.1.9    Utility Requirements
            15.4.1.10   Manpower Requirements
            15.4.1.11   Capital Costs
            15.4.1.12   Raw Material Costs
            15.4.1.13   Final Product Prices
            15.4.1.14   Total Cost per Ton
16. Key Player Profiles

 

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in ‘000 Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 2: Global: Sorbitol Prices (in US$/Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 3: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 4: Global: Sorbitol Value Demand (in Million US$), 2010-2017
Figure 5: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand by Consuming Sectors (in %), 2017
Figure 6: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Key Producer Countries (in %), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 7: Global: Sorbitol Production by Key Producer Countries (in %), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 8: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand by Region (in %), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 9: Global: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2017
Figure 10: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity Breakup by Manufacturers (in %)
Figure 11: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity Forecast (in ‘000 Mt), 2018-2023
Figure 12: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand Forecast (in ‘000 Mt), 2018-2023
Figure 13: Global: Sorbitol Price Forecast (in US$/Metric Ton), 2018-2023
Figure 14: Global: Sorbitol Value Demand Forecast (in Million US$), 2018-2023
Figure 15: China: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 16: China: Sorbitol Production (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 17: China: Sorbitol Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 18: China: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2017
Figure 19: China: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 20: China: Wheat Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 21: China: Corn and Wheat Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2010-2017
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), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 25: United States: Sorbitol Production (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 26: United States: Sorbitol Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 27: United States: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 28: United States: Corn Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 29: United States: Sorbitol Production Costs from Corn (in US$ Per Mt), 2010 -2017
Figure 30: United States: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Manufacturers (in %) 
Figure 31: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 32: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 33: Western Europe: Sorbitol Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2010 2017 & 2023
Figure 34: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2017
Figure 35: France: Wheat Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 36: France: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 37: France: Corn & Wheat Prices (in US$ Per Mt). 2010-2017
Figure 38: France: Sorbitol Production Costs from Corn & Wheat (in US$ Per Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 39: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Key Producers (in %)
Figure 40: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 41: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 42: Indonesia: Sorbitol Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 43: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2017
Figure 44: Indonesia: Cassava Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 45: Indonesia: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2010–2017
Figure 46: Indonesia: Corn & Cassava Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 47: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production Costs from Corn & Cassava (in US$ Per Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 48: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production by Key Producers (in %) 
Figure 49: India: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 50: India: Sorbitol Production (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 51: India: Sorbitol Demand (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 52: India: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2017
Figure 53: India: Wheat Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 54: India: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2010–2017
Figure 55: India: Corn and Wheat Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 56: India: Sorbitol Production Costs from Corn and Wheat (in US$ Per Mt), 2010-2017
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), 2010-2017
Figure 60: Global: Corn Production by Country (in %), 2017
Figure 61: Global: Wheat Supply & Demand (in Million Mt), 2010–2017
Figure 62: Global: Wheat Production by Country (in %), 2017
Figure 63: Global: Cassava Production (in Million Mt), 2010-2017
Figure 64: Global: Cassava Production by Country (in %), 2017
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 Sweetners: Production Capacity Breakup by Product

 

List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Key Producer Countries (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Table 2: Global: Sorbitol Production by Key Producer Countries (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Table 3: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand by Region (in ‘000 Mt), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Table 4: Global: Sorbitol Feedstock Statistics (in ‘000 Mt), 2017
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


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