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China Exports of Citric Acid in H1 2019 Decreased

China Exports of Citric Acid in H1 2019 Decreased2019.08.23

Citric acid can be widely used in food, textile industry, medicine and personal care products. China is the largest producer of citric acid with nearly 70% of the annual production exported to other countries.


China Citric Acid Export Volume in H1 2019


According to the data from China Customs, the citric acid export in the first six months of 2019 reached about 500,000 MT, seeing a slight drop of 0.3% from the same period of the previous year.


In the past twelve months, China’s monthly export of citric acid showed a relatively stable trend, and was kept around 80,000 MT. And it hit the peak record in March 2019 at 120,000MT, which had a 22.1% year-on-year growth from 2018.




(Data Source: China Customs)


China Citric Acid Export Value in H1 2019


Meanwhile, the citric acid export value in the first half of 2019 totaled at 328.2 million USD, presenting a 14.5% year-on-year decrease.




(Data Source: China Customs)


The export value of citric acid showed a similar path with that of the export quantity in the past twelve months and soared to 78.53 million USD in March, but only seeing a 2.5% growth compared to the previous year.


Top Citric Acid Importers From China in June 2019


(Data Source: ITC)

In June 2019, China exported 70,000 MT of citric acid with the export value amounted to 46.08 million USD to the world. Japan has imported 4,999 tons of citric acid from China, followed by Mexico with the import amount of 4,986 MT, accounting for  8.5% and 7.1% respectively in the total export value of China’s citric acid. Other major importers include Poland, Germany, Russia, India, Turkey, Indonesia, etc.
 
 

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