32nd Edition of Foodcom ADDITIVES Newsletter
Apparently, not only traders have great appetites (for best offers, of course). Farm animals have it as well. This conclusion comes from the increased interest in additives used in feed production. In this group alone, amino acids and Category 3 products are the most popular. The popularity of the latter is largely due to the shortages seen in the market in Q1. The largest number of inquiries related to Cat. 3 was for Fish Meal.
Other additives are also in high demand, partly due to the usual seasonal fluctuations and increases. The situation with amino acids is interesting and worth a closer look. In their case, the high demand far exceeds the market’s ability to satisfy it, so buyers who receive satisfactory offers can consider themselves really lucky.
L-Threonine is one of the most popular substances today, if not the most popular, belonging to the category of additives. People are looking for it, but many of them are out of luck because it is not sufficiently available on the market. As a result, price increases are very likely in the near future. If you are one of the lucky ones who have been offered L-Threonine, this may be an excellent time to buy it.
The situation of Lysine HCl is similar to that of L-Threonine. There are many eager potential buyers in the market, but not enough quantities of the product to meet their needs and expectations. Substantial price increases in the coming weeks seem inevitable.
Methionine is the third substance, belonging to the same group as L-Threonine and Lysine HCl. Group that can be called large-demand-small-supply if you will. As you may have guessed, it also belongs to the group where price increases are expected in the coming weeks, as well as to the commodities worth buying now, even before the price increases become more acute for buyers.
Many manufacturers of Xanthan Gum have increased prices for the product in recent weeks. Transportation costs for products from China, the main production center for Xanthan Gum, will also increase. These two factors will affect the level of prices offered to buyers in the near future.
It is a time when interest in Citric Acid increases seasonally each year. This year is no different, as the demand for this raw material is increasing significantly. Therefore, we can predict with almost 100% certainty a price increase in the coming weeks.
Hydrochloric Acid cannot complain about lack of interest. There are numerous inquiries about this raw material, and potential buyers are focused on finding the most favorable deals (that’s probably no surprise, right?).
Vitamin C is becoming more and more in demand. Most requests for this raw material are for feed grade. It is very likely that the current trend will continue.