Feed Additives: Insights into lysine and vitamin B5 supply and price developments

By Jane Byrne

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© GettyImages/umesh chandra

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This week, we are looking at developments around Lysine HCL and Vitamin B5 Calpan.

The global price of L-Lysine is $1.4 per kg, a 15% decline since the peak in the second week of February 2020.

However, the global price is largely irrelevant given the regulatory action being taken by countries around the world to protect against anti-competitive pricing, said Guy Soreq, founder of the feed additives market intelligence platform, Glowlit.

Several Chinese suppliers are banned from selling lysine in Europe from June 2020 as a result of the 2020 EU lysine re-authorizations​, he noted. Meanwhile, Indonesia began an anti-dumping probe​ in March this year into Chinese supply of lysine into that market, he reported.

Lysine HCL price tracker 

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You can check out the Glowlit platform to see how Lysine is priced in your location in the world​. 

We’re continuing to work with Glowlit to bring you weekly highlights on a selection of feed additives. Readers get a sneak peek at global price movement, but you can also go directly to that platform to see free price reports specific to your region. Glowlit​ works by crowdsourcing market intelligence from industry professionals around the world. To get your price report, you have to anonymously share a quoted or purchased price for your product of interest. 

Vitamin B5 Calpan

The current global price of Vitamin B5 Calpan is $48.4 per kg, a return to pre-COVID levels that had persisted over the last 12 months after the departure of low-cost suppliers from the market, according to the Israel based market intelligence service.  

"Market competition led prices to stay around $10 per kg for a period of six months between May to November, 2018. At that price level several players could not compete and exited,"​ explained Soreq.

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Wider product price trends

Additionally, we’re sharing the price trend direction for some of the feed additive products available on Glowlit. 

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