Africa Lactic Acid Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Africa Lactic Acid Market is segmented By Source (Natural and Synthetic); by Application (Bakery, Confectionery, Beverage, Dairy and Frozen Products and Meat, Poultry and Seafood and Others); and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

africa lactic acid market summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 6.3 %

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Market Overview

Africa Lactic Acid Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • Lactic acid demand in the food and beverage market is growing with the emerging technology and the growing demand in applications. Due to various functional properties of lactic acid, it is used as a key ingredient in food and beverage products.
  • The major drivers for the lactic acid market are increased demand in food applications of lactic acid, availability of cheap raw materials, various functional properties of lactic acid, and regulatory approval by international regulations.

Scope of the report

Africa Lactic Acid Market is segmented by source into natural and synthetic. Based on the application, the market is divided into bakery, confectionery, beverage, dairy and frozen products and meat, poultry, and seafood, and others. The study also involves the analysis of regions such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and the rest of Africa.

By Source
By Application
Dairy and Frozen Products
Meat, Poultry and Seafood
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Specialty Food Ingredients

Specialty acidulants offer various functional properties. They act as antioxidants, curing and pickling agents, flavor enhancers, flavoring agents, leavening agents, pH control agents, sequestrate, and synergists. Owing to various functional properties of lactic acid, it is used as a key ingredient in food & beverage products. Lactic acid has its 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 addition, the robust growth in the food and beverage sector majorly supports the market worldwide. 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. Lactic acid also has a wide application in the preservative market.

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Increased Utilization in Meat Products

The major driver for lactic acid growth is the increase in demand for meat and other food application of lactic acid availability of cheap raw materials, innovation in technology, and strong support of big manufacturing companies in the region. The low cost of raw materials such as molasses, starch, sugarcane, and other carbohydrates for production has been a big advantage for industries, as it directly lowers the final cost of the product. Also, these raw materials are abundant and easily available in the domestic regions for production, which is driving the market.

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Competitive Landscape

Africa's lactic acid market is consolidated as the major players are holding the maximum market share. The key strategies adopted by the players are mergers and expansion, new product development, partnerships, and expansion to meet the increasing demand from food industries. The prominent players in the market are Corbion NV, Galactic, Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd, Brenntag AG, and Foodchem International Corporation.

Major Players

  1. Corbion NV

  2. Galactic

  3. Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd

  4. Brenntag AG

  5. Foodchem International Corporation


Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    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 Source

      1. 5.1.1 Natural

      2. 5.1.2 Synthetic

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery

      2. 5.2.2 Confectionery

      3. 5.2.3 Beverages

      4. 5.2.4 Dairy and Frozen Products

      5. 5.2.5 Meat, Poultry and Seafood

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Nigeria

        3. Kenya

        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 Corbion NV

      2. 6.4.2 Galactic

      3. 6.4.3 Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd

      4. 6.4.4 Brenntag AG

      5. 6.4.5 Foodchem International Corporation


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Lactic Acid Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Africa Lactic Acid Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.3% over the next 5 years.

Corbion NV, Galactic, Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd, Brenntag AG, Foodchem International Corporation are the major companies operating in Africa Lactic Acid Market.

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