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Chinese Starch Industry Hot Topics

During 2009 to 2010, starch industry has witnessed some changes according to this report’s research. Affected by decreasing yield and increasing demand from downstream industry, starch feedstock price shows an increase in 2010 and supply is tighter than before. In August 2010, China begins to run anti-subsidy investigation into EU’s potato-based starch, aiming to protect Chinese potato starch industry.
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With the improvement of life quality, more high-end modified starch is needed; waxy-based starch is a development trend for starch industry in the future. In 2010, some starch enterprises conduct integration by acquisition, extending business to downstream industry. Enterprise integration can capture more market share in the highly competitive starch industry nowadays, and enhance enterprises’ competiveness.
In recent decades, Chinese starch industry has witnessed a fast development and great change. Generally, starch industry is influenced by feedstock supply and price fluctuation, government policy and global market situation. How do these factors influence Chinese starch industry? What changes will happen to Chinese starch industry in the future?
In this report, CCM will provide deep analysis on key events or big changes in recent two years.
- Cases of enterprises integration in starch industry
- Supply structure and price fluctuation of feedstock
- Anti-subsidy investigation into potato starch from EU
- Analysis on sustainable development of tapioca-based bio-fuel and tapioca starch
- Commercial production of waxy corn starch
- Genetically modified food policies
- New application of starch in papermaking
Through in-depth research, CCM attaches importance to the following aspects in the report:
- What events and big changes are happening in starch industry? What causes this situation?
- How do these events influence the starch industry?
- What is the future trend of these events and big changes? What will affect the future development of Chinese starch
Executive summary 
Introduction and methodology
I Cases of enterprises integration
II Supply structure and price fluctation of feedstock
III Anti-subsidy investigation into potato starch from EU
IV Analysis on sustainable development of bio-fuel and starch industry with tapioca as feedstock
V Commercial production of starch with waxy-based feedstock
VI Genetically modified food policy
VII Other hot topics in Chinese starch industry


Table I-1.1 Cases of vertical integration of starch industry, 2009-2010
Table I-1.2 Cases of horizontal integration of starch enterprises, 2009-2010
Table II-1.1 Supply structure of starch feedstock, 2008
Table II-1.2 Supply structure of starch feedstock, 2009
Table II-1.3 Supply structure of starch feedstock, 2010
Table IV-1.1 Competitiveness between tapioca-based bio-fuel and tapioca starch
Table IV-1.2 Cost comparison between tapioca, corn and wheat in bio-fuel production, 2010
Table VI-1.1 Policy on safety of genetically modified food

Figure II-1.1 Price fluctuation of corn, 2008-Feb. 2011
Figure II-1.2 Price fluctuation of tapioca, 2008-Feb. 2011
Figure II-1.3 Price fluctuation of potato, 2008-Feb. 2011
Figure III-1.1 Price trend of imported potato starch in China, 2010-Jan. 2011
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