China Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The China Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Market is segmented by Application into Noodles, Soups and Broth, Meat Products, Seasonings and Dressings, and Other Applications.

Market Snapshot

China Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 4.6 %

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Market Overview

The China monosodium glutamate (MSG) market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.6%, during the forecast period, 2020-2025.

  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a synthetic flavor enhancer that belongs to the class, collectively known as glutamates. Technically, MSG is the sodium salt of glutamic acid. The glutamates are present naturally in protein-rich food, such as, meat, fish, eggs.
  • Urbanization and improvement in living standards, along with dietary patterns changes, are expected to positively affect the ongoing development of the food processing industry, including catering and restaurant sectors. This is boosting the flavor enhancer market, including MSG.

Scope of the report

The China monosodium glutamate (MSG) market is segmented by application. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into noodles, soups and broth, meat products, seasonings and dressings, and other applications. 

Noodles, Soups, and Broth
Meat Products
Seasonings and Dressings
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand of Processed Foods in the Country

China being one of those most prominent producers, MSG produced in China is exported to countries, such as India, Thailand, and South Africa. With the growing demand of processed foods in developing countries, such as India, the import demand for MSG has witnessed a rise, as MSG is used as a flavor enhancer in food items, such as soups, canned vegetables, and processed meats. Additionally, with the growing demand for flavor enhancers in the developed regions, countries, like the United States and Russia, are among the prominent importing countries of MSG from China. 


Meat Products holds Prominent Market Share

Innovation within the chilled meat categories has increased over the years, and China has the highest market share in this category in the Asia-Pacific region. Asia-Pacific was the second most active region, globally, in terms of chilled and frozen processed meat categories. The major companies are promoting the health benefits of animal proteins in countries, like India, to increase the growth of the market. The rising demand for organic livestock is an opportunity for vendors to increase their market share. Moreover, new product development accounts for significant share of the total processed meat product innovations, led by China, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, and Philippines.


Competitive Landscape

The China monosodium glutamate (MSG) market is fragmented and competitive. The key companies in the China MSG market are players, such as Shandong Qilu Bio-Technology Group Co. Ltd, COFCO, Meihua Holdings Group Co. Ltd, which are expanding into the untapped potential markets in countries, such as the United States, Russia, Netherlands, by catering to the growing customer demand. These players, along with the other prominent companies, are adopting expansion and investment strategies to strengthen and increase their consumer base. The major strategies adopted by the companies in the China MSG market are expansions, acquisitions, and partnerships.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Noodles, Soups, and Broth

      2. 5.1.2 Meat Products

      3. 5.1.3 Seasonings and Dressings

      4. 5.1.4 Other Applications


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Shandong Qilu Bio-Technology Group Co. Ltd

      2. 6.3.2 Ningxia Eppen Biotech Co. Ltd

      3. 6.3.3 Fufeng Group Shandong

      4. 6.3.4 Sichuan Jingong Chuanpai Flavoring Co. Ltd

      5. 6.3.5 COFCO

      6. 6.3.6 Cargill, Incorporated

      7. 6.3.7 Meihua Holdings Group Co. Ltd

      8. 6.3.8 Hongmei Group Co. Ltd

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The China Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The China Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.6% over the next 5 years.

Monosodium Glutamate, Ningxia Eppen Biotech Co., Ltd, Sichuan Jingong Chuanpai Flavoring Co. Ltd, COFCO, Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd are the major companies operating in China Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Market.

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