Recent export performance of plant extract products is particularly in traditional chinese medicine products, and it is the most rapid development of such products, especially in 2011. For example, the export value of plant extracts is $ 1.13 billion, an increase of 47.0%; export volume of 42,000 tons, an increase of 14.9%; the average export price of 26.8 U.S. dollars/kg, an increase of 28.2% can be described as the volume and price both increase.  

In addition, the import growth rate of the plant extract is also very obvious that 2011 plant extracts imports amounted to $ 220,000,000, an increase of 67.8%; imports 1.8 million tons, an increase of 59.4%; the average import price of $ 12.4/kg, an increase of 5.2%. Which the essential oils of peppermint oil and other imports from Central Asia and licorice extract in resource scarce plant extracts as pharmaceutical raw material, and the import growth rate of more than 100%.  

Basically stable from the monthly statistics, the monthly import and export of plant extracts, plant extracts in December a single month import and export amount and number of ups and downs of little change; but the amount and number of year-on-year, imports rose significantly year on year, while exports rose more gentle.

As far as the market, China plant products export market is relatively stable, United States, and Japan, and Germany, and France, has been planting products major market. In recent years, Mexico, and India imports large quantities of Chinese plant products, dominated by pigment product. 2011 plant extract export markets except Latin America slightly tighten outside, other continents showed a more substantial growth in exports and export volume. In Asia, Europe and North America are still major areas of China's export of plant extracts, 2011 exports to the three parts of 82.6% per cent of China's total export of plant extracts. 

Asian markets: China plant extract exports to the Asian region was $ 440 million, accounting for 39.4 percent, exports grew by 18.8%. Among them, Japan and the ASEAN region based on Kampo is the major export markets in Asia. 

European market: the 2011 European plant extracts market trends strongly. As the world's largest herbal medicine market, the plant extract based products much local consumers. In December, the plant extracts in China exports to the EU for $ 290 million, an increase of 63.2 percent, export volume was 11,000 tons, an increase of 15.1 percent, the average export price increased by 41.8%, volume and price go up a good situation. The main exporters of plant extracts in Europe is Spain, Germany, France and Britain.

U.S. market: the North American market or the U.S. market is the Chinese plant extracts of the most important export market, since 2005, has been ranked the location of the plant extract export. Taking dietary supplements habits of most Americans, which also spawned the growth of the world's largest dietary supplement market demand for the plant extracts. The U.S. market has become a global pharmaceutical and healthcare plant extracts vane, increase or decrease in market demand will have a direct impact to the rest of the world market changes. 2011, the plant extracts in China exports to the U.S. $ 180 million, an increase of 54%; export volume of 8050 tons, an increase of 32%.

With the development of plant extract products, the number of chinese plant extract suppliers is also growing. The record of them is 1402 (excluding production and sales of classes ) in 2011. Among them, the private enterprise is the main force in the export of plant extracts, which exports accounted for more than 56%; exports of foreign-funded enterprises accounted for 32% and state-owned enterprises accounted for only 11% of the total exports. In 2011, the plant extract prior to export 10 enterprises exports accounted for 33%, the top 10 barriers to entry increased from $ 16,140,000 to $ 22,190,000. A slight increase of the overall industry.