Yeast extract global production capacity
May 23, 2019

The latest data show that in recent years, China's Yeast extract have an average annual growth rate of more than 10%, while the growth rate in the US and Europe is about 5%. At present, the annual production scale of global yeast extract is about 160,000 tons. The picture below shows the current major suppliers comparison. It can be seen that the top ten companies in YE global production capacity are currently occupied by foreign manufacturers.

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The yeast extracts from abroad are widely used, and the market is relatively mature, with an annual output of more than 100,000 tons. There are some differences between the extract products in Europe and Japan. In addition to ordinary pure yeast extracts, European products also have some special flavor products, which are made with yeast extract and suitable flavors, often with unique flavor characteristics such as meat and smoky flavor. In applications, yeast extracts are commonly used as a substitute for acid hydrolyzed vegetable proteins and MSG in Europe. Japanese products are generally lighter in color, very soluble, and nutritionally enhanced (eg, yeast extract with high glutathione content). The yeast extracts in Japan are mainly used in instant noodles and seasonings.

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