Asia Pacific Food Acidulants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Asia-Pacific Food Acidulants Market is segmented by Type (Citric Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Lactic Acid and Others); by Application (Bakery, Dairy & Frozen Products, Confectionery, Meat Poultry & Sea Food Products, Beverages and Others); and by Geography

APAC Food Acidulants Industry Overview

Asia-Pacific Food Acidulants Market
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 5.4 %

Major Players

Asia-Pacific Food Acidulants Market Size

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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APAC Food Acidulants Market Analysis

The Asia-Pacific food acidulant market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period, 2020 to 2025.

Food Acidulants are one of the major food additives used in the food & beverage industry and are one of the fastest growing segments. The main function of the acidulants is to stabilize the pH level of the food product and preserve the product’s shelf life. Additionally, they function as gelling agents, flavor enhancers in confectionary products, and improve the taste in beverages.

APAC Food Acidulants Industry Segments

The Asia-Pacific food acidulants market is segmented by Type as Citric Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Lactic Acid and Others, By Application as Bakery, Dairy & Frozen Products, Confectionery, Meat Poultry & Sea Food Products, Beverages and Others, and By Geography the market is studied for China, India, Japan, Australia and Rest of Asia Pacific.

By Product Type
Citric Acid
Phosphoric Acid
Lactic Acid
By Application
Dairy & Frozen products
Meat Poultry & Sea Food Products
By Geography
Rest of Asia Pacific

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APAC Food Acidulants Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the APAC Food Acidulants Market according to our research experts:

Bakery Segment will Witness High Penetration Rate

The prospect of population increase is one of the main factor behind the growth of bakery segment in the Asia Pacific region. While bread consumption is a relatively saturated mature market in many Western countries, bread consumption in many Asian countries like that of Indonesia is in its infancy. On the other hand, over the coming years the marginal gap of wheat usage in instant noodles will be replenished by bakery products, thereby, offering significant opportunity for bakery manufacturers. This overall, opens numerous possibilites for acidulants such as citric acid and lactic acid to witness growth in this segment.

Asia-Pacific Food Acidulants Market Share

China is expected to Lead in Acidulant Consumption

The global acidulants market in Asia Pacific is expected to maintain its dominance during the studied period. The growth is mainly relatable to the increasing adoption of acidulants by food manufacturers in the manufacturing of processed food items. Among all the countries studies across the region, China holds a significant share it terms of acidulants adoption. Consumers in China are aware of the health benefits poised by food acidulants and how they help in increasing products’ shelf-life, thereby, improvising the product application through most of the processed food segment.

Asia-Pacific Food Acidulants Market Growth

APAC Food Acidulants Market Competitor Analysis

Some of the major players operating in the Asia-Pacific food acidulant markets are, Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd., ADM, Cargill, and Tate & Lyle, among others. Manufacturers are adopting innovative technologies to increase their profit margins in the market. Furthermore, the prominence of product applicability has led many players to expand their offering through mergers and acquisitions.

APAC Food Acidulants Market Top Players

  1. Cargill Incorporated

  2. Tate & Lyle

  3. Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd

  4. Archer Daniels Midland Company

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill Inc, Parry Enterprises India, Tate & Lyle, Weifang Ensign Industry Co. Ltd,  Cofco Biochemical (Anhui) Co., Ltd.,  Huangshi Xinghua Biochemical Co.Ltd

APAC Food Acidulants Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definitions

    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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Citric Acid

      2. 5.1.2 Phosphoric Acid

      3. 5.1.3 Lactic Acid

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy & Frozen products

      3. 5.2.3 Confectionery

      4. 5.2.4 Meat Poultry & Sea Food Products

      5. 5.2.5 Beverages

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 China

      2. 5.3.2 India

      3. 5.3.3 Japan

      4. 5.3.4 Australia

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Asia Pacific


    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 Archer Daniels Midland

      2. 6.4.2 Cargill Inc

      3. 6.4.3 Parry Enterprises India

      4. 6.4.4 Tate & Lyle

      5. 6.4.5 Weifang Ensign Industry Co. Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Cofco Biochemical (Anhui) Co., Ltd.

      7. 6.4.7 Huangshi Xinghua Biochemical Co.Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 RZBC Group Co. Ltd.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive



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APAC Food Acidulants Market Research FAQs

The Asia Pacific Food Acidulants Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Asia Pacific Food Acidulants Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.4% over the next 5 years.

Cargill Incorporated, Tate & Lyle, Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd, Archer Daniels Midland Company are the major companies operating in Asia Pacific Food Acidulants Market.

Asia Pacific Food Acidulants Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Asia Pacific Food Acidulants sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Asia Pacific Food Acidulants research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Asia Pacific Food Acidulants report PDF.

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