Global Food Ingredients Market Report: 2014 Edition – New Report by Koncept Analytics
Global Food Ingredient Market
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Overall food ingredient industry is broadly classified into two segments namely; specialty food ingredient and bulk ingredient. Specialty
food ingredients are sold in smaller volumes as additives which are often key determinants of an F&B product’s desired taste,
appearance, nutritional properties and functionality. On the other hand, bulk ingredients are processed commodities which are sold in
Food ingredients are primarily segmented into following types: preservatives, sweeteners, color additives, flavors and spices, flavor
enhancers, fat replacers, nutrients, emulsifiers, acidulants and leavening agents. Traditionally, salt was the main ingredient to be used
for the preservation of meats and fish, followed by different herbs and spices to improve the flavor of foods whilst fruits were preserved
with sugar, and cucumbers were pickled with the help of vinegar. Unlike the ancient times, the contemporary consumers can opt from a
wide variety of food products that are available in different flavors, colors, with high nutritional values. Food ingredients are primarily
sold to the producers of prepared food, beverage, dairy, bakery, meat and fish and confectionery that include large food manufacturing
companies as well as medium-sized companies.
The key factors driving growth of the global food ingredient industry include escalating global population, changing demographics,
increasing healthcare expenditures, and growing demand for packaged food and beverages. Some of the noteworthy trends and
developments of this industry include ongoing merger & acquisition activities, launch of innovative and novel products, increasing
acceptance of natural ingredients and rising demand from emerging economies. However, the growth of the industry is being hindered
by rising intense research requirements and stringent regulations along with various health hazards associated with food additives.
The report analyzes the global food ingredient industry along with an extensive coverage of its major product segments. The food
ingredient market witnesses intense competition with numerous top notch players; such as Tate & Lyle, Royal DSM N.V, and DuPont;
operating in the marketplace along with small budding players. The fierce competition prevailing in the food ingredient industry has
been studied on a number of parameters such as emerging market exposure, R&D expenditures, company financials, and presence in
various market segments. The company profiles of leading players in the market are also presented in the report.
By combining SPSS Inc.’s data integration and analysis capabilities with our relevant findings, we have predicted the future growth of
the industry. We employed various significant variables that have an impact on this industry and created regression models with SPSS
Base to determine the future direction of the industry. Before deploying the regression model, the relationship between several
independent or predictor variables and the dependent variable was analyzed using standard SPSS output, including charts, tables and
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Food and Beverage ingredients can be broadly split into two segments namely; specialty food ingredients
and bulk ingredients.
• The main customers of specialty food ingredients industry include
leading, large world class food manufacturing companies and many
medium-sized food and beverage processors. The global specialty
food ingredient market witnessed an incline of …..% to reach
US$.... billion at the end of 2013, compared to US$.... billion during
the previous year.
• In 2013, flavor and flavor enhancers contributed US$... billion
(….%) to the global specialty ingredient market thereby becoming
the leading segment of the entire industry. Functional ingredients
represented ….% (US$.... billion) share.
• In terms of end use, the specialty ingredient market was strongly
dominated by savory as roughly ….% of specialty ingredients were
consumed in this sector in 2013. Beverages accounted for ….%
whereas bakery, dairy, fish/meat, preserves, and oil/fats consumed
shares equivalent to ...%, ….%, ….%, ….% and ….%, respectively.
Global Specialty Food Ingredients Market by End Use (2013)
Global Specialty Food Ingredients Market by Segments (2013)
Global Specialty Food Ingredients Market (2006-2013)
Flavors & Flavor Enhancers Functional Ingredients
Proteins Specialty Starch & Hydrocolloids
High Intensity Sweeteners Colours
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Savoury Beverages Bakery Diary
Meat/Fish Preserves Oils/Fats Others
Each of the food additives or ingredients requires to fulfill federal regulations and to meet the safety
standards before being launched in the market.
• The global flavors market was valued at US$.... billion at the end
of 2013, compared to US$.... billion during the prior year thus
marking an incline of ……%. Flavor manufactures are under a
constant pressure to develop different and unique flavors for
customers in order to meet the tailor-made demands of their
• Sugar substitute industry has been witnessing launch of large
number of products over the past couple of years. The sugar
substitute market increased from US$.... billion in 2012 to US$....
billion in 2013. This represented an incline of ….%. Through the
period spanning 2009 to 2013, the growth of the market was
recorded at a CAGR of ….%.
• North America dominated the sugar substitute market with a
market share of ….% in 2013. Asia Pacific accounted for ….%
share driven by demand from downstream industries like food,
beverages and pharmaceuticals. Europe held an estimated share
of ….% in the overall sugar substitute market in the year 2013..
Global Sugar Substitute Market Share by Region (2013E)
Global Sugar Substitute Market by Value (2009-2013)
Global Flavors Market Size (2009-2013)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
North America Asia Pacific Europe ROW2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
The key factors driving growth of the global food ingredient industry include changing demographics,
increasing healthcare expenditures, and growing demand for packaged food and beverages
• High intensity sweetener (HIS) is a key component of the global
sweetener market. The consumption of HIS is expected to reach
….. wse at the end of 2013, compared to …. wse in 2012. The
consumption is increasing at a faster pace as compared to both
sugar and high fructose syrup.
• In terms of volume, the stevia market inclined from …. thousand
tonnes in 2012 to …. thousand tonnes in 2013 thus representing an
increase of ……%. It is expected that the industry will grow at an
impressive CAGR of …..% from …. thousand tonnes in 2013 to ….
thousand tonnes by the end of 2018.
• The global consumption of natural colors has been witnessing a
steady increase over the last decade. In 2013, the consumption of
natural colors inclined to …… kilo tonnes from ….. kilo tonnes in
2012. This represented an incline of ….% from 2006 to 2016
Global Natural Color Consumption (2006-2016E)Stevia Sweeteners Market Size (2011-2018E)
Global HIS Market Size by Volume (2009-2013E)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013E
On account of the reduced volume of the sweetener required, use of HIS facilitates lower transportation
costs, storage and other costs generally associated with sugar usage.
The global enzyme market was worth US$.... billion in 2013. Applications of enzymes in the food processing industry involve adding better
functional and nutritional properties to food proteins. It is projected that by the end of 2018, the global enzyme would be valued at US$.....
billion thus depicting growth at a CAGR of …..% from US$..... billion in 2013. The market is highly competitive, has small profit margins and is
Probiotics are live microorganisms which provide health benefits by promoting growth of 'good bacteria' in human gut. The most common
probiotic bacteria are lactic acid bacteria found in yogurt with live cultures. Yeast is also a probiotic substance. Probiotics are also available as
dietary supplements. The global probiotics market is estimated to have grown at a CAGR of …% from US$..... billion in 2008 to US$..... billion
in 2013. The market is projected to reach US$..... billion in 2014.
Global specialty food ingredient market is anticipated to grow at an impressive CAGR of …..% from US$.... billion in 2013 to US$..... billion by
the end of 2018. The market is forecast to be valued at US$.... billion by the end of 2014 principally due to increasing consumer demand for
products using flavors, enzymes and cultures. Functional food ingredients like probiotics are being increasingly preferred due to growing health
consciousness among people and the availability of probiotics in the form of dietary supplements. In addition to this, the healthy growth of the
food ingredient market will be encouraged by emerging markets as strong GDP growth and a significant rise of the middle-class consumer are
the major contributors to the escalating demand for better-flavored and convenient food products.
Note: Market attractiveness is inverse of penetration. Low penetration means high attractiveness and vice-versa
2013 2014E 2015E 2016E 2017E 2018E
Global Enzyme Market – by Value (2013-2018E)
Global Specialty Food Ingredients Market Forecast (2009-2018F)
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