Inventory of Animal and Plant Extract of Market Fluctuation in 2014
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As all plant extracts are processed and produced based upon the wild or planted foreign herbal ingredients, veget
As all plant extracts are processed and produced based upon the wild or planted foreign herbal ingredients, vegetable, traditional food source, animal and mineral substance source, berry and fruit source, ocean source, fermentation source, fragrance and essential oil source, some of the plant extract products are fluctuated due to limit on the supply of the target raw material variety. Our media also concern about and analyze the products of relatively large fluctuation each year. Major products include tevioside, huperzine, epimedium extract, ginseng extract, astaxanthin, mulberry leaf, osthole, and silymarin.
Maca powder/extract, up!
According to the popularity of Maca in 2014, our editor takes it the first to analyze. Among all the new resource food varieties approved recently, Maca has the widest impact on the market. Through a whole year’s preparation in 2011, health-care products related to Maca became popular at the beginning of 2014. As revealed by our media, the market price of Maca powder increases by over four times in 2014.
It’s reported that before 2014, the Peruvian Maca was sold at less than USD10/kg. But through a year’s speculation, it jumped to USD40/kg. Chinese demand of Maca raw material accounts for 80% of the Peru’s sales worldwide. Peruvian farmers really make a fortune for this.
Considering the cost, domestic Maca end product developers prefer to use Maca planted domestically. Local governments of the planting area in Yunnan, Tibet and Gansu have issued relevant policies to encourage the planting. With Lijiang as an example, according to the blueprint of the local government, the Maca planting area will reach 100,000mu by 2020.
The Maca market operating at such a high price will definitely attract more enterprises to be part of the suppliers. It is this irrational market development trend that waits for the rational return of Maca.
Upon passing of the GRAS in 2009, stevioside industry encounters a sharp increase in demand. With domestic suppliers taking this opportunity to flock in, the supply of stevioside in 2012 was greatly surplus to lame the market. As revealed by our media, it registered an export of USD5m, ranking 27th among all plant extract exports. In 2013, it ranked out of the top 30. By 2014, it stayed at the 32nd position, with export amount reduced by a half compared to that in 2012.
Hebei Chenguang Biotech told our media that the planting area of stevioside in 2014 increases by 50% year on year, with its market price up 40% year on year, but speculation cannot be excluded. From April 2014, the price rises by about 30% by the end of 2014.
It’s really hard to predict this unstable, irrational market. The future market needs more observation.
Mulberry leaf extract, up!
Mulberry leaf extract has been ranking at top 25 for three successive years. According to our media, export of mulberry leaf extract stayed at the same in 2012 and 2013, while decreased by around 20% in 2014.
It’s reported that the market price of mulberry leaf increases by 30% in 2014, while its extract rises by around 15%. Hunan Genham told our media that some Asian countries are the largest demanders such as Japan, South Korea and China, as well as Germany, France and US. In 2014, the most demanding countries are Japan and US. Japan and South Korea mainly use it in makeup industries for its whitening effect; while west Europe and U.S. put it primarily in health care and medicine industries for its regulation of blood sugar level and reduction of blood pressure. Since there are increasingly more people suffering from high blood pressure, blood fat and hypertension and the sufferers are younger and younger, the demand of mulberry leaf extract on the domestic and international market will become greater. It’s preliminarily predicted the demand of mulberry leaf extract will double as compared to this year.
As monitored by our media, although silymarin ranks basically the same in recent three years, the export in 2013 nearly doubled than the previous year while that in 2014 decreased by 3% as impacted by the dump in price.
Silymarin is one of the hot varieties of clear market price decline. Panjin Tianyun Pharmaceutical told our media that market supply of silybum marianum seed is quite adequate, with the market price lowered by 30% year on year. The market price of silymarin is thus brought down by around 14%.
Epimedium extract, up!
As a wild resource, epimedium has long been demanded due to limited supply and its market price increases year by year. According to our media, the market price in the new output season in 2012 increased by 29% year on year, while that increased by 59% in 2013 and by 43% in 2014.
As revealed by our media, in the first half of 2014, the market of epimedium extract stays basically stable but the market price shows a clear ascendance from June. By the end of 2014, the market price of epimedium increased by around 30%. Along with its application in feeds, the future development trend of epimedium is predicted to continue to prosper.
Huperzine A, up!
Huperzia serrate is another wild, but demanding crude medicine. According to our media, the market price for huperzia serrate increased by 50% from the beginning to the end of 2014.
Baoji Runyu Biotech told our media, the market performance of huperzia serrate extract (huperzine A) is hard to evaluate. 99% synthesized huperzine A shows huge shock to the natural one. Nevertheless, natural huperzine A of low content still has some advantages in price and ingredient (containing huperzine B), with rather strong market demand. The 99% synthesized huperzine A has been rejected by domestic ends due to the difference in the proportion of active form as compared to the natural one. Before the pharmacological and toxicological data come out, the end enterprises are still reluctant to use the synthesized huperzine A. This gives time and space for natural extract producers to make technological improvement.
Ginseng extract, to increase?
According to our media, market export of ginseng extract increases in triple, the largest increase among all.
Jilin Hongjiu Biotech told our media, while the market demand of ginseng extract increases, the price stays basically unchanged. Due to reasons such as market speculation, ginseng price encounters a short increase in the new output season in 2014. But under the containing of large purchase enterprises, the market for ginseng returns to the rational level. In the future, the market price for ginseng extract will continue to stay at the same level without impact by artificial speculation.
As a super antioxidant, astaxanthin nearly takes up 90% of the market share, especially the European market of surplus demand. By far, there are 23 patents granted for the study on astaxanthin worldwide.
According to our media, in the face of such a strong demand, international giants as well as domestic major suppliers are eagerly involved in the production expansion. As the process becomes increasingly mature and the competition is greater, the market of astaxanthin shows an adverse trend – market demand increasing while market price decreasing. Yunnan Alphy told our media, as the market competition and process become more mature, the market price for astaxanthin declines by 10% in 2014. The future market trend is promising!
Osthole is a mainstream variety still out of the focus of our media. According to our media, the raw material of Fructus Cnidii is a wild resource, mainly yielded in Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui and Guangxi, with osthole as the effective ingredient. Between 2012 and 2014, the market price of Fructus Cnidii doubles, being one of the herbs of notable price fluctuation in 2014.
As revealed by our media, the osthole mainly targets at the domestic market. Due to the price fluctuation of Fructus Cnidii, the osthole price increases by 10% from the beginning to the end of 2014. The future market trend is predicted to be at a stable level.
Naturally, among the hundreds of varieties of plant extracts, our media simply takes some representative ones for a brief summary and analysis. As is known to all, the market demand and crude material market decide the market development trend.
With regard to the wild and demanding herbal drugs, the enterprise and scientific institute/universities shall perform the study of planting feasibility as early as possible to promote the sustainable development of herbal resources.
As to the international market where the requirements for heavy metal, microorganisms and pesticide residues are increasingly stricter, domestic hi-end enterprises have to make constant improvement in the software and hardware of quality control.
As the producers become more aware of the branding, the supplier channel for end market will be richer and richer in the future. Enterprises of stable, quality and innovative solution, as well as social responsibilities will be focused on by the world. We hope our quality enterprises can break through the circle of primary material supplier, and create a brand of natural ingredient and end products in a power of natural resource like China against the latest policy motivation of the nation.
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