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Monosodium glutamate (MSG) exports from China in August 2014 were at 25,863 tonnes, their lowest for four months, trade data showed, compared with 34,443 in the preceding month and 29,223 one year ago. The August total included weaker MSG shipments to Thailand (4,423 tonnes vs. 7,110 in July) and India (2,255 vs. 3,080). So far in 2014, 237,569 tonnes were exported, up from 218,164 one year earlier (2013: 306,922). The main destinations were Thailand (39,133 tonnes vs. 46,369), Myanmar (25,919 vs. 21,620), Indonesia (20,535 vs. 17,582) and India (18,851 vs. 16,214).

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