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

Africa Food Additives Market is segmented by Type (Preservatives, Sweeteners & Sugar Substitutes, Emulsifiers, Anti-Caking Agents, Enzymes, Hydrocolloids, Food Flavors & Enhancers, Food Colorants, and Acidulants), by Application (Dairy & Frozen Food, Bakery, Meat Products, Beverages, Confectionery, and Other Applications), and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Africa Food Additives Market Size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 5.4 %
Africa Food Additives Market Key players

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Market Overview

The Africa food additives market is projected to grow with a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period, 2020 - 2025.

  • The market is driven by the extensive use of additives in the food & beverage sector for different functioning, such as preservative, flavor enhancer, emulsifier, sweetener, colorant, and many other functions. In addition, the rising demand for convenience and packaged foods where additives are used in a higher quantity is further fueling the market growth. Also, the key players are focusing on promoting the benefits of clean label ingredients, due to the high interest of consumers in healthy eating habits and an increase in awareness of ingredients used in the food products.
  • However, several health hazards and side-effects associated with synthetic food additives are anticipated to negatively impact the growth of the market.

Scope of the report

The Africa food additives market is segmented by type and application. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into preservatives, sweeteners and sugar substitutes, hydrocolloids, food colorants, sugar substitutes, emulsifier, anti-caking agents, enzymes, food flavors and enhancers, and acidulants. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into bakery, confectionery, dairy, meat, poultry, and seafood, beverages, and others. Also, the study provides an analysis of the food additives market in the emerging and established markets across Africa, including South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, and the Rest of Africa.

By Type
Sugar Substitutes
Anti- Caking Agents
Food Flavors & Enhancers
Food Colorants
By Application
Meat, Poultry, & Sea Foods
By Country
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rising Demand for Sweeteners in the Region

The sweetener market has been estimated to have the highest demand and also has the fastest growth in African countries. Therefore, to meet the industrial and consumer needs, the production of sugar in the African region has been increased significantly. The sugar, especially the liquid sugar has a robust application due to the ease in the consistency in production processes such as for dissolving, filtering, and others, which is achieved by employing liquid sugar, which is otherwise difficult to achieve using the granular or powder form. However, the growing health concerns associated with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and saccharin are driving consumers' interest in natural sweeteners. Steviol glycosides mainly drive the growth in the natural high-intensity sweeteners space followed by monk fruit extract of mogroside V. Similarly, stevia is also seeing a major demand in the natural sweeteners category.

Africa Food Additives Market trends

South Africa to have the Fastest Growing Market in the Africa Region

South Africa is expected to have the fastest growth in the African market owing to the increasing demand for processed and convenience foods in the region. The large demand for processed food in the country is due to the growing population of working-class people, urbanization, and improved household income. Moreover, the region is experiencing significant development in terms of new product launches and innovations. Furthermore, the increasing knowledge regarding the health concerns of the customers, regarding the adverse health effects of artificial ingredients has triggered the growth of the clean-label ingredient present in the food & beverage products. Therefore, the manufacturers present in the country are adopting the strategy of incorporating clean label functional additives, thus boosting the overall growth of the demand for the food additives market.

Africa Food Additives Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The Africa food additives market is highly competitive and fragmented in nature owing to the presence of many regional and domestic players. Emphasis is given on the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers. Key players dominating the country's market include Cargill, Incorporated, Tate & Lyle PLC, CP Kelco U.S., Inc., Ingredion Incorporated, Chemsystems, and The Dow Chemical Company, among others.

Major Players

  1. Cargill, Incorporated

  2. Tate & Lyle PLC

  3. CP Kelco U.S., Inc.

  4. Ingredion Incorporated

  5. Chemsystems

  6. The Dow Chemical Company

Cargill, Incorporated, Tate & Lyle PLC, CP Kelco U.S., Inc., Ingredion Incorporated, Chemsystems, The Dow Chemical Company

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 Preservatives

      2. 5.1.2 Sweeteners

      3. 5.1.3 Sugar Substitutes

      4. 5.1.4 Emulsifiers

      5. 5.1.5 Anti- Caking Agents

      6. 5.1.6 Enzymes

      7. 5.1.7 Hydrocolloids

      8. 5.1.8 Food Flavors & Enhancers

      9. 5.1.9 Food Colorants

      10. 5.1.10 Acidulants

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery

      2. 5.2.2 Confectionery

      3. 5.2.3 Dairy

      4. 5.2.4 Beverages

      5. 5.2.5 Meat, Poultry, & Sea Foods

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 By Country

      1. 5.3.1 South Africa

      2. 5.3.2 Nigeria

      3. 5.3.3 Algeria

      4. 5.3.4 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 Cargill, Incorporated

      2. 6.4.2 Tate & Lyle PLC

      3. 6.4.3 CP Kelco U.S., Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Ingredion Incorporated

      5. 6.4.5 Chemsystems

      6. 6.4.6 The Dow Chemical Company

      7. 6.4.7 PPG Industries, Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Africa Food Additives Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.4% over the next 5 years.

Cargill, Incorporated, Tate & Lyle PLC, CP Kelco U.S., Inc. , Ingredion Incorporated, Chemsystems, The Dow Chemical Company are the major companies operating in Africa Food Additives Market.

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