With the overall escalation of the European debt crisis, the global economic environment is harsh and external demand is sluggish, which affects the export competitiveness of my country's related commodities. At the same time, the adjustment of domestic export supervision policies has further affected the growth rate of my country's plant extract exports. In the first half of 2012, the import and export volume of plant extracts in my country was US$730 million, a year-on-year increase of 19.6%. Among them, the export was 600 million US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 12.8%, 35 percentage points lower than the same period in 2011. Despite the slowdown in export growth, it is generally believed that the future export prospects of plant extracts are still optimistic.
At present, functional factors centered on plant extracts are playing an increasingly important role in the large health industry chain. The plant extract industry is a fast-growing emerging industry that also belongs to the pharmaceutical, fine chemical, and agricultural industries, and is mainly used in functional factors, dietary supplements, and functional food industries. It is estimated that by 2015, the global market of functional factors, dietary supplements, and functional food industries will reach 250 billion US dollars, and the Chinese market has reached 500 billion yuan.
Plant extracts use plants as raw materials. According to the needs of the use of the extracted final products, through the process of physical and chemical extraction and separation, one or more active ingredients in plants are directionally obtained and concentrated without changing their active ingredients. products formed from the structure. According to the different components of the extracted plants, glycosides, acids, polyphenols, polysaccharides, terpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids, etc. are formed; according to the properties of the final product, it can be divided into vegetable oil, extract, powder, lens, etc. As the main raw material of botanical preparations, plant extracts can be used in nutritional supplements, health food, cosmetics, etc., and are the core products in the natural medicine and health products market. In recent years, with the increasing recognition of "return to nature" and "green consumption", natural health care products have been respected around the world, traditional medicines have also received special attention and recognition, and plant extracts have shown strong performance in the global market growth momentum.