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Global Food Additives Market is segmented by Type (Preservatives, Sweeteners, Hydrocolloids, Colorants, others), Application (Dairy & Frozen, bakery, Meat products, Beverages, Confectionary, others) & Geography

The global population is growing at a rate of 1.14% and the increasing calorie intake per capita is leading to substantial increase in the global food production. Growing urbanization and changing lifestyles are driving demand for convenience and packaged foods. The packaged food industry recorded US $2.5 trillion in retail sales for the year 2015. In the processed and packaged foods, ensuring food safety and quality starting from transportation to farm to fork and storage facilities is a major concern. To meet this demand, food additives are used. Food additives which are used to enhance the taste, color, texture of food, same time maintaining the freshness and nutritional content, are expected to cross US $50 billion by 2020; growing at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2015 and 2020. The mature markets of developed economies constitute nearly 60% of processed food market. This, in spite of population growth rate not exceeding the growth rates of developing countries. The increasing disposable incomes of the burgeoning middle class is driving the shift towards convenience and processed foods, thus escalating the need for food, thereby need for food additives. The global retail and food service market which grossed sales of US $5.2 trillion in 2015 is a major driver for the food additives market driven majorly by increased consumer’s exposure to packaged food and beverages. This is supported by growing urbanization of the rural population and rising organized market in rural segments of developing economies of Asia, Latin America and Africa. One more major driver in the food additives market is the growing supply chain complexities/inefficiencies in the food and beverage industry - transportation costs, last mile reach for food products, storage facilities, as a part of companies’ expansion strategies are growing, which is increasing the complexities in the farm to fork value chain. This emphasized on the use of food additives to reduce the spoilage and wastage costs. However, the restrain is in the slow urbanization rates in spite of an uptick in demand. Also, as many countries follow the standard US regulatory approved additives, the onus is on the US regulatory to provide stringent laws to determine the safe additives; thus making the process complex to register to new additives by companies. The food additives market is segmented by type viz. Preservatives, Food flavors and Flavor enhancers, Antioxidants, Sweeteners, Emulsifiers, Anti Caking agents, Enzymes, Fat replacers, Acidulants and others (texturizer, shelf life stabilizers, etc). The largest segment is Flavors and flavor enhancers market which recorded USD 12.9 billion in 2015, followed by Hydrocolloids which function as texturizer, thickening, stabilizing and gelling agents. Food Emulsifiers and Food Enzymes are expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% and 8.1% during 2015-2020. The fastest growing segment is the Sweetener type which is seen as an alternative to sugar used in food and beverages. Growing consumer demand for low fat options and low wastage costs is expected to drive the demand for Fat replacers and Antioxidants which recorded USD 965 million and USD 855 million respectively by revenue. Preservatives particularly are considered very important to reduce the food spoilage that occurs due to microbial reactions. In UK, the Food standard agency estimated 850,000 cases of food poisoning and without preservatives the number would be much higher. Food Additives find major applications in Fruits & vegetables, Bakery & Confectionary, Dairy & Frozen products, Oils & Fats, Savory snacks, Meat poultry & Sea food products. The world is recovering from recession and this is expected to increase the consumer demand for packaged food; which in-turn furthers the food additives industry. The European markets didn’t see any decrease in the food and beverage industry when compared to drastic fall in production in other industrial segments. That said, any slightest uptick in economy will boost the demand for European packaged foods and food additives market, as consumers tend to splurge first on food items. Acceptance of convenience and package foods in the Asia pacific regions is seeing demand, for food and beverage additives, from populous countries like India, China, and South Korea. Thus, making APAC the fastest growing food additives market; growing at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2015-2020. The US market is seeing demand for candies, gums and other confectionary products, apart from its ‘matured’ demand for baked foods. This is expected to increase the market for emulsifiers, colorants and sweeteners in the US region; growing at an expected CAGR of 6.7% during 2015 to 2020. The total North American region is expected to touch more than US$ 9 billion by 2020 by value. This is due to growing consumer awareness on the natural additives and functional food additives which is driven by their nutritional functionalities. Europe accounts for more than 30% of the global consumption of food additives. The major players in the market are Cargill, Tate & Lyle, Palsgaard, DuPont, DSM, Givaudan, Brenntag, Novozymes, International Flavors and Fragrances, etc. The strategies being adopted in the Food additives industry is in the Innovation category under the development of natural food additives and functional food ingredients to meet the customer demand. Many foreign companies are entering the emerging economies through partnerships as they see the developed countries as matured markets in terms of revenue growth. The increased distribution and transportation of food products makes their supply chain complex, which requires high usage of food additives, thus further increasing the trade for food additives. In countries like China, India, Indonesia and Russia local companies take a larger market share. Another major opportunity is in the functional food additives and natural additives market with demand for Omega 3, vitamins, fiber and antioxidants enriched foods. In the food colorants market, the natural color additives recorded 45% in 2013, thereby reducing the share of synthetic colors. In the sweetener market the Stevia extracts are used as natural additives. Companies need to undertake ‘clean label’ solutions to meet the safety standards to cater to the global food consumption. The FAO/WHO committee along with CODEX determines the acceptable standards of food additives to be used. However, General standard for Food Additives (GSFA) chaired by China needs a wider acceptance for improved International Trade. Key Deliverables in the Study • Market analysis for the Global Food Additives Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales. • Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints • Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares • Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Global Food Additives Market on both global and regional scales • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information • A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market • Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped.

Published By: Mordor Intelligence
Published Date: Q1 2016

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