Exclusive market report: Amino acids

Today’s newsletter focuses on the amino acids market. We have compiled for you all the relevant information about the market situation in March 2023 for selected raw materials from the amino acids portfolio at TER Ingredients, along with our expectations for the coming months. Read on to gain exclusive insights and find out more about shifts and trends.

Insights into the global market for amino acids

Creatine in free fall

Over the last year, the market for creatine has been very strained. While only very limited quantities were available worldwide in 2022, the picture now seems to be changing. New, small producers are entering the market and are trying to gain market share with an aggressive pricing strategy.

This poses major challenges for our long-established partners, as this trend is countered by increased production costs (raw materials, energy, etc.) from their perspective.

We are continually monitoring the market, and our colleagues in sales will be happy to provide you with advice and support.

Amino acids on course to ease up

Most food amino acids have largely stabilized again in origin. Manufacturers describe the last year as very challenging in terms of the order situation, to which they are now responding with corresponding price corrections. One selected price driver from Europe is certainly the general economic situation, which will continue to influence demand.

In the case of L-carnitine, new capacities have recently led to price collapses, although the trend is gradually stagnating.

If you have any questions on the products or would like to receive a quote, please feel free to get in touch with me. We are also happy to advise you on the following products:

  • L-lysine HCL
  • L-tryptophan
  • L-histidine
  • L-methionine
  • L-threonine
  • L-valine
  • L-carnitine
  • Creatine
  • L-arginine
  • L-leucine
  • L-isoleucine

Stefan Koch
Head of BU Life Science

Telephone: +49 40 300 501 8141
E-mail: s.koch[at]terchemicals.com