According to the latest statistics of the customs, the export volume of stevia extracts in China reached US $ 84.3 million in 2009, an increase of 132% year-on-year; the export volume was about 1754 tons, an increase of 90% year-on-year. According to data from the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products, China ’s exports of stevia extracts in 2000 were less than US $ 1 million. Since 2006, export growth has accelerated, and in 2009 the export value was 84 times that of 2000— — Stevia extract has become a new star in the export of plant extracts in China.
Before 2006, stevia extract was still a humble small variety in China's plant extract industry, with an annual export value of only a few million dollars. At the end of December 2008, the US FDA approved the formal approval of stevioside as a sweetener, and France also granted stevioside a market access observation period of two years in 2008-so far, the two largest natural sweeteners in the world The market has opened the door to stevia extract-stevioside, and the export volume of stevia extract-stevioside in China has also entered an accelerated growth period.
In 2009, China ’s exports of stevia extracts were hardly affected by the international financial crisis, and most months ’exports exceeded 100% year-on-year. Among them, the export volume in September reached 13.56 million US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 363%.