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Plant Extracts Industry Trends for 5-10 Years

There are four stages of development in the plant extracts industry: the preliminary stage, the initial stage, the period of integration and development, the period of standardized development, the

Plant extracts industry is an emerging industry, in the development period of faster growth rate, from the downstream applications, nutritional supplements, health food is the largest demand market for plant extracts, accounting for about 45%, followed by botanical preparations (26%) and cosmetics (12%).

The future demand for plant extracts will become stronger for the following reasons:

FIRSTLY,accelerated aging, old age, chronic diseases and other prominent issues, taking dietary supplements and other health care products in Europe and the United States and other developed countries, the demand is more rigid, the demand for plant extracts is also relatively strong.

 SECONDLY,”green food” “health food” is increasingly popular. Natural extracts of international development trends in Western countries, due to the irrational dietary structure of the people, fat and protein intake is too much, overweight people and high blood fat, hypertension patients are more, so Europe and the United States developed countries have been attaching great importance to the development of low-calorie, low-fat food, and thus plant extracts of the boom came.


THIRDLY,”Natural ingredients” is one of the six keywords of the consumption trend in China’s cosmetic industry. Young consumers prefer natural skincare products with plant-based ingredients, which are safer and more reassuring to use.

What is the current export status of plant extracts in China?

The export status of China’s plant extracts shows the following remarkable features:

First of all, the plant extract industry has been developing rapidly and the export volume has been increasing year after year. This is attributed to the growing global demand for natural and healthy products and the competitive advantages of China’s plant extracts in terms of quality, variety and price. At the same time, China’s plant extracts are widely used in many fields such as medicine, health care products and cosmetics, which provides a broad market space for export.

Secondly, the export varieties of China’s plant extracts are diverse, covering many plant resources with special characteristics. These plant extracts not only have unique bioactive ingredients, but also have different functions, which can meet the market demand of different countries and regions. In terms of export varieties, stevia leaf extract, menthol, marigold extract, licorice extract, silymarin extract, ginkgo biloba extract, etc. have been the main varieties of plant extracts exported from China.

In addition, with the global consumer demand for health products, plant extracts as the raw materials of the U.S. dietary supplements, its strong demand pull China’s plant extracts exports grew at a high rate.

China’s top 10 exported plant extracts in recent years


The top 10 export varieties have changed slightly in recent years, but stevia leaf extract has always ranked first, and marigold extract has also ranked in the top 5. what is stevia leaf extract powder?


Stevia Rebaudiana

Stevia Leaf Extract, is a substance extracted from the leaves of Stevia Rebaudiana. It mainly contains Stevia Glycosid and Rebaudioside-A, etc. It has a high degree of sweetness and a very low calorie content, and is usually used as a natural sweetener, which is widely used in the fields of food, beverages, and nutraceuticals.

Stevia extract is favored for its unique sweetness properties, safety and stability. It not only provides sweetness to products, but also helps to reduce the calorie content of the products, meeting the needs of modern people for a healthy diet. At the same time, stevia extract also has a variety of biological activities such as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which have a positive impact on human health.


So what is trend of industry development?

Technological innovation and R & D capacity enhancement

With the continuous progress of science and technology, the plant extract industry will pay more attention to technological innovation and the improvement of research and development capabilities. In the future, the plant extract enterprises will increase investment in extraction technology, separation and purification technology, quality control technology, etc., to improve the purity and activity of plant extracts, in order to meet the demand for high-quality plant extracts in different fields. At the same time, enterprises will also strengthen cooperation with scientific research institutions, universities and other institutions, and jointly promote the innovative development of the plant extract industry.

The rise of personalized and customized products

With the increasing consumer demand for personalized and customized products, the plant extract industry will gradually develop in this direction. Enterprises will be based on customer demand, the development of plant extracts with specific efficacy, for specific groups of people, to meet the diversified needs of the market. This will require plant extract companies to have stronger market insight and product development capabilities to quickly respond to market changes.

Third, green and sustainable development has become the mainstream

In the global environmental awareness continues to improve, the plant extract industry will pay more attention to green and sustainable development. Enterprises will be in the production process to adopt more environmentally friendly extraction technology, reduce waste emissions, improve resource efficiency, etc., in order to achieve green production. At the same time, enterprises will also focus on the sustainable use of plant resources to avoid over-exploitation and damage to the ecological environment, ensuring the sustainable development of the industry.