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Brazil to export nearly 4 mn tons of corn to China in 2023

June 29, 2022
alert level: Medium
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France's further trims corn output, polyol production to tighten

October 12, 2022
alert level: High
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Argentina's corn plating delayed after fears of drought

September 19, 2022
alert level: High

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The average annual savings achieved in Sorbitol category is 9.70%

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The industry average payment terms in Sorbitol category for the current quarter is 60.0 days

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    Sorbitol Suppliers


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    Sorbitol  Supplier

    Find the right-fit sorbitol supplier for your specific business needs and filter by location, industry, category, revenue, certifications, and more on Beroe LiVE.Ai™.

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    CARGILL INCORPORATED
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    Jackson, Mississipi
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    3862211

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    The Supplier Evaluation Risk (SER) Rating is Dun & Bradstreet’s proprietary scoring system used to assess the probability that a business will seek relief from creditors or cease operations within the next 12 months. SER ratings range from 1 to 9, with 9 indicating the highest risk of failure. We’ve prepared an infographic to help business owners better understand what influences their SER Rating.

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    Sorbitol market frequently asked questions


    The global sorbitol market is receiving major impetus from the double-digit rise in US corn (feedstock) production and the gradual increase in chewing gum and vitamin C demand.

    Sorbitol, a 6-carbon polyol, is a natural ingredient in various fruits and some vegetables. As per Beroe’s market report, the worldwide polyol and sorbitol production clocked 3.9 MMT and 2.36 MMT, respectively, in 2019.

    Market players continue to reap revenue benefits from North America and Europe over the forecast period. While the former produces 0.6 MMT per year (on average), the latter produces 0.46 MMT.

    The sorbitol suppliers lack adequate power in the value chain as prices depend on the global demand-supply, along with current domestic price trends. Moreover, the demand for polyol affects the negotiation process, further moderating the supplier bargaining potential.

    Beroe’s study has highlighted Cargill and Roquette, among others, as the key sorbitol producers who procure corn directly from the grain elevators.

    The global sorbitol market is highly consolidated, with established players holding over 60% of the overall revenue pool. To strengthen their market position, market participants are investing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In addition, they are forming manufacturing units in Asia, especially China, to broaden their customer base. Nevertheless, regional and independent sorbitol suppliers are giving tough competition to their global counterparts.

    Market players confront the risk of substitutes, such as xylitol, stevia, and aspartame. However, sorbitol holds the upper hand owing to its oral health benefits; as such, substituting the polyol with other alternatives will be a cost-intensive affair.

    Sorbitol market report transcript


    Sorbitol Global Market Outlook:

    Global Polyol Supply (2019) 3.9 MMT
    Global Sorbitol Supply (2019) 2.36 MMT

    Key Market Drivers

    • 11.4 percent rise in the US corn (feedstock) production
    • Vitamin C demand (projected CAGR until 2022: 5 percent)
    • Chewing gum demand (projected CAGR until 2020: 1.25 percent)

    Porter's Analysis on Sorbitol

    Supplier Power

    • The feedstock is corn. The corn traders and farmers are the major suppliers
    • Polyol manufacturers, like Roquette, Cargill, and others, buy corn directly from grain elevators
    • The prices are fixed according to futures like, CBOT or current domestic prices
    • The suppliers do not have major power, since prices are fixed by the global supply–demand trend
    • Supplier power is moderate, as demand for polyols also impacts negotiation

    Barriers to New Entrants

    • Consolidation of the global suppliers is a major barrier to entry. Acquisitions and mergers are common in the industry
    • In addition, the global suppliers are actively setting up bases in regions, like China
    • Despite this, independent companies offer competition to the global suppliers
    • Barriers to entry are thus moderate

    Intensity of Rivalry

    • The polyol supplier industry is consolidated by the global suppliers, who account for 64 percent of the market share
    • There is, however, competition from regional suppliers in China and other parts of Asia
    • The global suppliers consolidate shares by acquisitions or mergers
    • The presence of competition makes intensity of rivalry high

    Threat of Substitutes

    • There is a threat of substitution for polyols, with substitutes such as stevia, aspartame, and others. Sorbitol itself is a substitute for sugar
    • Sorbitol can be substituted by Xylitol, still it is not cost-effective to compete with sorbitol, but there exists growth potential, due to health benefits
    • The threat of substitutes is thus moderate

    Buyer Power

    • The supplier market is fairly consolidated, and there are several competing end-use segments

    • Demand for polyols from several end- use sectors could offer bargaining leverage to the supplier

    • The presence of several regional suppliers could provide negotiation levers to the buyer

    • Buyer power is thus moderate