Polyol Sweeteners: United States

This report forecasts US polyol sweetener demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level and pounds to 2020. Total demand in value and volume terms is segmented by product in terms of: sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, and other products. Total demand in value terms is also segmented by market as follows: food, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in both value and volume terms is provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2005, 2010, and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, pricing trends, and factors impacting sweetener consumption. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing in the US market. An introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 30-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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