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An Overview of China’s Vitamin C Export in 2014-2018

An Overview of China’s Vitamin C Export in 2014-20182019.02.25

Vitamin C  (Ascorbic Acid) is the one of the mostly used vitamins. 95.2% of the vitamin C is used for food and medicine and healthcare products, 4.4% used for feedstuff and 0.8% for skincare products. China is the largest exporter of vitamin C.


Major Vitamin C Producers in China


There are 6 major vitamin C suppliers around the globe. Besides the Scotland-based DSM, the other five are CSPC, Luwei Pharmacy, NEPHARM, NCPC and Jiangshan Pharmaceutical from China. The global demand for VC is  about 150,000 tons while China has an annual capacity of 200,00 MT, therefore more than 70% of vitamin C produced in China are exported to other countries.  


Vitamin C Export From China in 2014-2018


According to the data from UN Comtrade, the VC export volume from China has seen a steady growth since 2014, and has reached to the peak point at 148,796MT in 2017. Despite of a 2.4% year-on-year decrease in 2018, the export is still kept at a high point.


China Vitamin C

(Data Source: UN Comtrade, China Customs)


According to China Customs, there are six months with the monthly export of VC above 12,000 MT in 2018. In July, the export of VC reached to the highest point at 15,043MT.


VC monthly export in 2018

(Data Source: China Customs)



China Vitamin C Export Value in 2014-2018


The export value of vitamin C saw a slight decrease from 2014 to 2016. With the export volume grew to the peak point in 2017, the export value also rose sharply to 879,740 USD and saw a 104.1% year-on-year growth. In 2018, the export value decreased to 835,370 USD and decreased by 5.0% from the earlier year.


VC Export Value

(Data Source: UN Comtrade, China Customs)


 

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