Africa Food Acidulants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

African food acidulant market is segmented by Type (Acetic Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Malic Acid, and Others); by Application (Beverages, Dairy & Frozen products, Bakery, Meat Industry, Confectionery, and Others); and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

African Food Acidulant Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 7.8 %

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Market Overview

Africa food acidulant market is projected to record a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period 2020-2025.

  • A wide scope of application in the food and beverage industry coupled with the range of functional benefits provided by food acidulants are key factors driving the food acidulants market in the region.​
  • In addition, the robust growth in the food and beverage sector majorly supports the market world-wide. With the economic development along with changing consumer behavior in Africa, the region outshines as a promising market for the food and beverage industry supplementing the consumption of food acidulants.

Scope of the report

African food acidulant market is segmented by type, application, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into Acetic Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Malic Acid, Others. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into Beverages, Dairy & Frozen products, Bakery, Meat Industry, Confectionery, Others. Based on geography, reports provide a regional analysis, which includes South Africa, and rest of Africa.

By Type
Citric Acid
Lactic Acid
Acetic Acid
Phosphoric Acid
Malic Acid
By Application
Dairy & Frozen products
Meat Industry
By Geography
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Wide application in growing confectionery market​

The advancement in the confectionery industry dedicated to health-oriented consumers with the development of low-calorie, organic products are gaining a large number of consumer base supplementing the growth of additives market including food acidulants. In addition, the booming demand for premium chocolates among work professionals and burgeoning millennials has significantly increased the chocolate consumption, globally.​ In confectioneries, malic acid is gaining popularity due to its multi-function properties of blending in fruit flavors and creating sourness. Hence, developing a considerable demand for specific acidulants in the industry.​

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Citric Acid holds a Prominent Share in the market studied

Abundant availability, lower-cost production, wide application scope, and multi-functional attributes are few factors augmenting the growth of the citric acid market, in the African region.​ Since more than 50% of total citric acid produced is consumed in beverages, the industry accounts for leading consumers of the product in the food and beverage sector. In order to address the rising demand for citric acid across the globe, the manufacturers are setting up production units to supplement the global supply, which in turn is boosting the citric acid market.

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Competitive Landscape

Companies are expanding their facilities and product portfolio, due to the growing demand for the confectionery and beverage segment in the African region. Some of the manufactures in the market studied are Brenntag, Cargill Inc, Jungbunzlauer AG , Hawkins Watts Limited among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Citric Acid

      2. 5.1.2 Lactic Acid

      3. 5.1.3 Acetic Acid

      4. 5.1.4 Phosphoric Acid

      5. 5.1.5 Malic Acid

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Beverages

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy & Frozen products

      3. 5.2.3 Bakery

      4. 5.2.4 Meat Industry

      5. 5.2.5 Confectionery

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 South Africa

      2. 5.3.2 Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Brenntag

      2. 6.4.2 Cargill Inc

      3. 6.4.3 Jungbunzlauer AG

      4. 6.4.4 Tate & Lyle

      5. 6.4.5 Hawkins Watts Limited

      6. 6.4.6 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      7. 6.4.7 Corboin

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Food Acidulants Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Africa Food Acidulants Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.8% over the next 5 years.

Brenntag, Cargill Inc, Tate & Lyle, Archer Daniels Midland Company are the major companies operating in Africa Food Acidulants Market.

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