US sorbitol exports rise by 0.4% in February year over year

09 April 2014 23:43 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US sorbitol exports in February 2014 increased by 0.4% year over year, according to data made available on Wednesday by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

US exports increased to 4,110 tonnes in February 2014 from 4,094 tonnes in February 2013.

The slight increase was the result of steady pricing out of the US.

Top destinations for US sorbitol exports were Canada and Mexico.

Sorbitol, a sugar alcohol produced in the US from corn, is a sugar substitute often used in diet foods - including diet drinks, ice cream, sugar-free chewing gum, mints and cough syrups.

US sorbitol producers include Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Ingredion and Roquette America.

  Feb-13   Jan-14  Feb-14  YTD 2013  YTD 2014  % change
 Total  4,094 4,415 4,110 7,376 8,525 16
 Mexico  1,724  1,964  2,133  3,036  4,097  35
 Canada  1,358  1,609  1,144  2,556  2,753  8


By Leela Landress