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“Sorbitol Market Report”
Sorbitol currently represents the world’s most consumed polyol with its demand growing at 2%-3% annually. China is currently its largest producer followed by the United States and Western Europe.

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 “Global Sorbitol Market Report & Forecast: 2015 – 2020” 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 by-products 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 


Table of Contents

1. Research Methodology and Market Definitions

2. Executive Summary

3. The Global Sorbitol Industry: Market Landscape

3.1 Historical 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), 2007-2014

Figure 2: Global: Sorbitol Prices (in US$/Mt), 2007 -2014

Figure 3: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand (in 000 Mt), 2007-2014

Figure 4: Global: Sorbitol Value Demand (in Million US$), 2007-2014

Figure 5: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand by Consuming Sectors (in %), 2014

Figure 6: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Key Producer Countries (in %), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 7: Global: Sorbitol Production by Key Producer Countries (in %), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 8: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand by Region (in %), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 9: Global: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2014

Figure 10: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity Breakup by Manufacturers (in %)

Figure 11: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity Forecast (in 000 Mt), 2015-2020

Figure 12: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand Forecast (in 000 Mt), 2015-2020

Figure 13: Global: Sorbitol Price Forecast (in US$/Metric Ton), 2015-2020

Figure 14: Global: Sorbitol Value Demand Forecast (in Million US$), 2015-2020

Figure 15: China: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 16: China: Sorbitol Production (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 17: China: Sorbitol Demand (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 18: China: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2014

Figure 19: China: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009 -2014

Figure 20: China Wheat Prices (in US$ /MT), 2009 -2014

Figure 21: China: Cassava Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009 -2014

Figure 22: China: Corn, Wheat & Cassava Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2009 -2014

Figure 23: China: Sorbitol Production Costs From Various Feedstocks (in US$ Per Mt)

Figure 24: China Sorbitol Production Capacity Breakup by Manufacturers (in %)

Figure 25: United States: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 26: United States: Sorbitol Production (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 27: United States: Sorbitol Demand (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 28: United States: Wheat Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009 – 2014

Figure 29: United States: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009 – 2014

Figure 30: United States: Corn & Wheat Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2009 – 2014

Figure 31: United States: Sorbitol Production Costs (in US$ Per Mt)

Figure 32: United States Sorbitol Production Capacity by Manufacturers (in %)

Figure 33: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 34: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 35: Western Europe: Sorbitol Demand (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 36: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2014

Figure 37: France: Wheat Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2014

Figure 38: France: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2014

Figure 39: France: Corn & Wheat Prices (in US$ Per Mt) 2009-2014

Figure 40: France: Sorbitol Production Costs From Corn & Wheat (in US$ Per Mt)

Figure 41: Western Europe: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Key Producers (in %)

Figure 42: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 43: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 44: Indonesia: Sorbitol Demand (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 45: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production by Feedstock (in %), 2014

Figure 46: Indonesia: Cassava Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2014

Figure 47: Indonesia: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2014

Figure 48: Indonesia: Corn & Cassava Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2009-2014

Figure 49: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production Costs From Corn & Cassava (in US$ Per Mt)

Figure 50: Indonesia: Sorbitol Production by Key Producers (in %), 2014

Figure 51: India: Sorbitol Production Capacity (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 52: India: Sorbitol Production (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 53: India: Sorbitol Demand (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Figure 54: India: Cassava Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2014

Figure 55: India: Wheat Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2014

Figure 56: India: Corn Prices (in US$ /Mt), 2009-2014

Figure 57: India: Corn, Wheat & Cassava Prices (in US$ Per Mt), 2009-2014

Figure 58: India: Sorbitol Production Costs From Corn, Wheat & Cassava (in US$ Per Mt)

Figure 59: India: Sorbitol Production by Key Producers (in %)

Figure 60: Sorbitol and By-Product Conversion Rates from Corn, Wheat and Cassava

Figure 61: Global: Corn Supply & Demand (in Million Mt), 2007 -2014

Figure 62: Global: Corn Production by Country (in %), 2014

Figure 63: Global: Wheat Supply & Demand (in Million Mt), 2007 – 2014

Figure 64: Global: Wheat Production by Country (in %), 2014

Figure 65: Global: Cassava Production (in Million Mt), 2007 -2014

Figure 66: Global: Cassava Production by Country (in %), 2014

Figure 67: Sorbitol Manufacturing Process

Figure 68: Production of Starch Slurry Using Corn

Figure 69: Production of Starch Slurry Using Wheat

Figure 70: Production of Starch Slurry Using Cassava

Figure 71: Production of Glucose Syrup from Starch Slurry

Figure 72: Conversion of Glucose Syrup to Sorbitol

Figure 73: Interchanging Sorbitol Feedstocks

Figure 74: Roquette Frères SA: Production Breakup by Product

Figure 75: Shandong Tianli Pharmaceutical Co Limited: Capacity Breakup by Product

Figure 76: PT Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo Tbk: Production Capacity of Various Products (in Mt)

Figure 77: PT Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo Tbk: Production Capacity of Various Products (in %) 


List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity by Key Producer Countries (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Table 2: Global: Sorbitol Production by Key Producer Countries (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Table 3: Global: Sorbitol Volume Demand by Region (in 000 Mt), 2007, 2014 & 2020

Table 4: Global: Sorbitol Feedstock Statistics (in Mt), 2014

Table 5: Global: Sorbitol Production Capacity Breakup by Manufacturers (in Mt)

Table 6: Characteristics of Various Polyols

Table 7: China: Sorbitol Feedstock Statistics (in 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: *Price 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: Cargill, Incorporated: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks & Plant Locations

Table 21: Ingredion Incorporated: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks & Plant Locations

Table 22: Archer Daniels Midland Company: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks & Plant Locations

Table 23: Shandong Tianli Pharmaceutical Co Limited: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks & Plant Locations

Table 24: PT Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo Tbk: Sorbitol Production Capacity, Production, Capacity Utilization, Feedstocks & Plant Locations


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