Driven by the large population, people’s preference for bread, the yeast output and sales volume keeps increasing in China. At the moment, there are a total of 22 yeast manufacturers in China, of which top 3 companies occupy a market share of 80%. The yearly growth rate of yeast output in 2011 grew 7.9 %.
Top Chinese producer has been expanding the capacity and it is expected to reach almost 150,000 t/y by the end of next year. Additionally, same company is investing in R & D and now, the yeast extract, bio-feed and health product have become the company’s major “yeast-spinoff” value added products. In coming years The Middle East and North Africa will be in the major yeast exporting destinations for the same Chinese yeast company.