Middle East and Africa Food Emulsifier Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Middle East and Africa Food Emulsifier Market is segmented by Type (Lecithin, Monoglyceride, Diglyceride, and Derivatives, Sorbitan Ester, Polyglycerol Ester, Other Types); by Application (Dairy and Frozen Products, Bakery, Meat, Poultry, and Seafood, Beverage, Confectionery, and Other Applications) and by Geography

Market Snapshot

Middle East and Africa Food Emulsifier Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 5.1 %

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Market Overview

Middle East and Africa food emulsifier market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.10% during the forecast period.

  • A rapidly rising population and greater levels of urbanization, in the region, have boosted the demand for processed food products, thus, driving the demand for food ingredients like emulsifiers. Food emulsifier are highly preferred among food manufacturers for preserving freshness, safety, taste, appearance, and texture of processed foods.
  • The trend for natural emulsifiers opens up huge potential for ingredients like beeswax, lanolin, lecithin, and saponin, during the forecast period.

Scope of the report

Middle East and Africa food emulsifier market is segmented by type into lecithin, monoglyceride, diglyceride, and derivatives, sorbitan ester, polyglycerol ester, other types. Additionally, the study focusses on the revenues generated through dairy and frozen products, bakery, meat, poultry, and seafood, beverage, confectionery, and other applications. By geography, the market covers South Africa and Saudi Arabia.

Monoglyceride, Diglyceride, and Derivatives
Sorbitan Ester
Polyglycerol Ester
Other Types
Dairy and Frozen Products
Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Other Applications
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Meat Application Holds Great Potential

Meat and seafood product emulsifiers make the meat soft and help in improving the texture, reduce purge, minimize oxidation, cooking yields, effectively bind natural juices, and stabilize the product consistency. Their common application includes products, such as beef, pork, fish, poultry, and seafood. Companies, such as Palsgaard have developed and tested a series of mono-diglycerides and distilled mono-diglycerides which offer numerous benefits in hot processed meat emulsions, such as liver patties and liver sausages. Emulsifiers in this segment are solely for hot processed meat. The rising demand from the consumers to devour ready-to-eat food products having high quality and flavor is anticipated to drive the usage of emulsifiers altogether.

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Saudi Arabia Drives the Emulsifier Market

The Saudi Arabia is one of the largest consumers of meat products in the world and holds the highest economy of middle East. Processed and frozen meat and seafood holds a fragmented market in the company, in which, emulsifiers are added to maintain its texture. The Saudi Arabian bakery industry has registered an increased application of natural emulsifiers, such as Gelatin and Lecithin, which acts as an anticaking agent in the bakery products. Due to growing health concerns in the country, only natural emulsifiers are preferred.

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Competitive Landscape

The Middle East and Africa food emulsifier market is highly fragmented with the presence of numerous players in the market. The major players in the market are Cargill, Tate & Lyle, BASF SA, DuPont, DuPont de Nemours, Inc, etc. In addition, the leading companies are heavily investing in the development of new products and are collaborating and acquiring other companies. This is expected to increase their market shares, while strengthening the R&D activities.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Lecithin

      2. 5.1.2 Monoglyceride, Diglyceride, and Derivatives

      3. 5.1.3 Sorbitan Ester

      4. 5.1.4 Polyglycerol Ester

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dairy and Frozen Products

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood

      4. 5.2.4 Beverage

      5. 5.2.5 Confectionery

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Saudi Arabia

      2. 5.3.2 South Africa

      3. 5.3.3 Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Most Active Companies

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Cargill, Incorporated

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Corbion NV

      5. 6.4.5 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      6. 6.4.6 Tate & Lyle

      7. 6.4.7 Kerry Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 Palsgaard A/S

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Africa Food Emulsifiers Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the next 5 years.

DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Cargill, Incorporated , BASF SE , Corbion NV are the major companies operating in Africa Food Emulsifiers Market.

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