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

The Africa Food Flavor Market is Segmented by Type (Natural Flavor, Synthetic Flavor, Nature Identical Flavor), Application (Bakery, Beverage, Confectionery, Dairy Product, Snack, Other Applications), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Africa Food Flavor Market Size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 6.18 %
Africa Food Flavor Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Africa food flavor market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.18% during the forecast period.

  • Consumption of food with low fat, salt, and carbohydrates is a key driver in augmenting the consumption of flavors in Africa. As flavors are region- and country-specific, manufacturers are constantly innovating to capture a larger market share. Globalization and modernization also play a crucial role in creating interest among individuals for buying new products.
  • The new food trends include the unique flavor profiles from Africa and Asia. For instance, at present, botanicals are gaining more attention in the supplements manufacturing segment. Besides, spices, herbs, and other plant-based ingredients are used to add flavor, color, texture, and taste.

Scope of the report

The Africa food flavor market is segmented by type and application. Based on type, the market is segmented into the natural flavor, synthetic flavor, and nature-identical flavor. By application, the market is segmented into bakery, beverages, confectionery, dairy products, snacks, and other applications. This report also provides a regional analysis of the market studied.

By Type
Natural Flavor
Synthetic Flavor
Nature Identical Flavoring
By Application
Snacks and Savories
Other Applications
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increased Production of Processed Foods with Exotic Flavors

With the increase of the working population, the need for processed and ready-made food products associated with interesting flavors and enhanced taste is on the rise. Companies producing snack food items, like chips, instant noodles, biscuits, and others, are producing varied food flavors to differentiate their product from the competitors. Further, chocolate is also used as a flavor in various products, like ice-creams, cakes, and Indian sweets, among others, by sweet and snack shops, confectionaries, and restaurants.

Africa Food Flavor Market Trends

Growing Demand for Savory Snacks

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of reduced salt or rice-based savory snacks, which are considered healthy and nutritious. They are shifting toward low-fat savory snacks, which indicates strong market growth. For most of the population that does not include sugar in its diet, savory snacks are perceived as healthy as they do not contain sugar. The demand for savory snacks is growing among the diabetic population. Simba Snacks is the dominant player in the South African savory snack market and has continued to gain share, due to the price promotions for its Simba potato chips brand.

Africa Food Flavor Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

Companies are working on the extraction process for these natural flavor sources, to meet the growing demand for natural flavors. Some of the major players in the Africa food flavor market include Koninklijke DSM NV, Kerry Group PLC, Teubes, Givaudan, BASF SE, and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), among others.

Major Players

  1. Koninklijke DSM NV

  2. Kerry Group PLC

  3. Teubes oils out of Africa

  4. Givaudan

  5. Corbion Purac

Koninklijke DSM NV, Kerry Group PLC, Teubes oils out of Africa, Givaudan, Corbion Purac

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 Force 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 Natural Flavor

      2. 5.1.2 Synthetic Flavor

      3. 5.1.3 Nature Identical Flavoring

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dairy

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Confectionery

      4. 5.2.4 Snacks and Savories

      5. 5.2.5 Beverage

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 South Africa

      2. 5.3.2 Nigeria

      3. 5.3.3 Rest of Africa



    1. 7.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 7.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 7.3 Market Position Analysis

    4. 7.4 Company Profiles

      1. 7.4.1 Koninklijke DSM NV

      2. 7.4.2 Kerry Group PLC

      3. 7.4.3 Teubes

      4. 7.4.4 Givaudan

      5. 7.4.5 Corbion Purac

      6. 7.4.6 BASF SE

      7. 7.4.7 Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

      8. 7.4.8 Sensient Technologies

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Africa Food Flavor Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.18% over the next 5 years.

Koninklijke DSM NV, Kerry Group PLC, Teubes oils out of Africa, Givaudan, Corbion Purac are the major companies operating in Africa Food Flavor Market.

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