China seems to have good supply of Glutamine for shipment after shortages of earlier this year. However prices do not seem to be falling so much. Shipments have been held back by some cheaper contracts from Korea and Japan but signs are that they are having supply problems for Q4. Some of the newer Chinese sources still have to be approved but my feeling is that Q4 prices from China will be much better and that Q1 2013 will see China back as main supplier with good prices again.
It is a very competitive market where Sports Companies will be looking for the best deals without quality compromise. China can also supply the full range of amino acids making them an increasingly important source for ingredients and innovative blends.