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Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary 7
Introduction11
Manufacturing processes12
Regulatory status13
Supply and demand by region15
United States15
Producing companies15
Salient statistics15
Production15
Consumption16
Restaurant and institutional foods17
Convenience foods and snacks18
Soups18
Seasoning blends19
Direct consumer sales19
Price19
Trade20
Imports20
Exports22
Canada23
Salient statistics23
Trade24
Mexico25
Salient statistics25
Trade 26
Central and South America27
Producing companies27
Salient statistics28
Consumption29
Trade30
Western Europe33
Producing companies33
Salient statistics34
Consumption34
Price36
Trade37
Imports37
Exports39
Central and Eastern Europe40
Producing companies40
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
Price42
Trade43
Imports43
Exports44
Middle East44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics45
Consumption45
Price46
Trade47
Imports47
Exports48
Africa48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics49
Consumption49
Price50
Trade51
Imports51
Exports52
China52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics54
Consumption54
Food processor sales55
Restaurant and institutional foods55
Direct consumer sales56
Price56
Trade57
Imports57
Exports58
Japan60
Producing companies60
Salient statistics60
Consumption61
Food processor sales63
Captive use63
Restaurant and institutional foods63
Direct consumer sales63
Price64
Trade65
Imports65
Exports66
Other Asia67
Producing companies67
Indonesia69
PT Cheil Jedang Indonesia69
PT Miwon Indonesia Tbk.69
PT Sasa Inti70
PT Ajinomoto Indonesia70
PT Ajinex International70
PT Ve Wong Budi Indonesia70
Taiwan70
Thailand71
Vietnam71
Salient statistics72
Production72
Consumption73
Indonesia73
South Korea74
Taiwan74
Thailand74
Vietnam75
Trade75
Imports75
Exports76
Oceania77
Appendix—Disodium 5′-ribonucleotides78
Introduction78
Manufacturing processes79
Supply and demand by region79
World79
Japan80
Producing companies80
Salient statistics80
Consumption81
Price83
Trade83
Other Asia84
Bibliography86
Revisions88
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