Australia Food Additives Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Australian Food Additives Market Report is segmented by type (preservatives, sweeteners and sugar substitutes, emulsifiers, enzymes hydrocolloids, food flavor and enhancers, food colorants, and other types) and application (bakery and confectionery, dairy and frozen products, beverages meat products, and other applications). The report offers the market size and values in (USD) during the forecasted years for the above segments.

Australia Food Additives Market Size

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Australia Food Additives Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2019 - 2022
CAGR 2.90 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Australia Food Additives Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Australia Food Additives Market Analysis

The Australian food additives market is valued at USD 2.4 billion and is projected to register a CAGR of 2.9% during the forecast period.

  • The food additives market is primarily driven by the expanding processed food market and the increasing penetration of the organized retail sector. Growing disposable incomes, working population, and busy lives move consumers toward convenience food. However, increasing consumer awareness of chemical additives' adverse impacts is pressuring the food and beverage industry to introduce the natural additives category. The complex regulatory environment is another major restraint in the market.
  • Moreover, the high rate of diabetic patients in the country has led to the growth of alternative sweeteners such as sucralose due to their beneficial factors. As per the Australia Institute of Health and Welfare data, in 2021, an estimated 1 in 20 around 1.3 million Australians were living with diabetes. Various studies have depicted that sucralose has limited to no effect on factors like carbohydrate metabolism and insulin secretion. Moreover, the exceptional stability of sucralose helps food manufacturers and consumers use it virtually anywhere sugar is used, including cooking and baking processes. The sucralose market is expected to grow with the drastic price reduction due to excessive supply from international players. Granulated sucralose sweeteners are used as a spoon for spoon replacement for sugar.

Australia Food Additives Market Trends

Rising Popularity for Clean Label Ingredients

  • Consumers demand clean labels on products to learn about the product they are about to consume and at what level. Their interest in identifying the ingredients in food and beverage products has triggered the growth of the clean-label ingredient market. 
  • Consumers are highly concerned about the long-term effects of the elements they consume regarding nutrition content and their impact on health, environmental sustainability, sourcing, and social responsibility. This has triggered the increasing demand for the clean-label ingredient market. Despite the price difference, they are trying to avoid consuming products that contain synthetic ingredients, as various published studies indicate that natural ingredients help prevent hyperactivity disorders and behavioral issues in children, among other benefits.
  • Moreover, several organizations like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and many more are constantly involved in the introduction of the General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) to establish common safety standards, thus, increasing trading of the ingredients in the country. 
  • Major national and international players are also participating in clean-label initiatives. For instance, in March 2022, DSM launched DelvoGuardcultures, targeting producers looking for clean-label solutions. It also provided them with a solution to extend the shelf life of their dairy products, such as yogurt, fresh cheese, and sour cream.
Australia Food Additives Market: Consumers familiar with clean label, in %) Australia, 2022

Increased Utilization in Beverages

  • The use of preservatives in the beverage industry is to avoid the change in taste, color of drinks, and bitter aftertaste. Soft drinks are high in water activity, and some rich in vitamins and minerals, so they are an attractive environment for microbes. The usually low pH of the soft drinks, carbonation, sugar content in some of them, and the addition of preservatives help to inhibit the growth of microbes and bacteria.
  • The type of chemical preservatives used in beverages depends on the chemical and physical properties of both the antimicrobial preservatives and the beverage type. Some of the most common and significant food additives added to the beverage segment are food flavors, colors, and sweeteners, such as high fructose corn syrup and food enzymes. There is also a broad application of enzymes in the brewing industries. Enactments like cellulase, alpha-amylase, and beta-glucanase are used for better malt separation, extraction yield, and beer filtration and stabilization.
  • Moreover, brewers are also starting to experiment with their region's dazzling array of tropical fruits. The winemakers are introducing new innovative flavors to attract more consumers and strengthen their market position. Similarly, due to the rising health concern, consumers are inclined toward natural sweeteners like Stevia. It is widely used in beverages, such as teas, coffees, soft drinks, flavored waters, juices, and alcoholic beverages. Stevia solutions formulated for specific beverage applications can provide a superior, clean, sugar-like taste with reduced linger. Stevia's rapid growth in the beverage market is a testament to its many benefits, including zero calories, 100% natural origin, and being non-caloric, tooth-friendly, non-fermenting, highly soluble, and pH, heat, photo (light), and shelf-stable.
Australia Food Additives Market: Regularly consumed beverages, Australia, 2023, (In %)

Australia Food Additives Industry Overview

The Australian food additives market is fragmented with the presence of numerous players. The key players focus on product innovations, expansions, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions to meet growing consumer needs. The major players in the market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Corbion NV, Kerry Group, Tate & Lyle PLC, and International Flavors and Fragrances.

Australia Food Additives Market Leaders

  1. Archer Daniels Midland Company

  2. Corbion NV

  3. Tate & Lyle PLC

  4. Kerry Group

  5. International Flavors and Fragrances

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Australia Food Additives Market News

  • August 2022: Archer Daniels Midland, a multinational food processing and commodities trading corporation, along with Asia Sustainable Foods Platform, a Temasek initiative aimed at promoting sustainable foods in Asia, commenced the operations of their joint venture company, ScaleUp Bio. This venture is dedicated to advancing precision fermentation for food applications across the Asian market.
  • March 2022: Ajinomoto Co., Inc., a prominent Asian food and biotechnology corporation, invested in SuperMeat, a startup focused on cultivated meat. This investment is part of their efforts to establish a sustainable food system using cellular agriculture technology and research & development in the biomedical field.
  • January 2021: International Flavors and Fragrances introduced Nuricaenzyme, a lactase enzyme enabling dairy processors to adjust the sugar, fiber, and lactose content of their flavored milk, ice cream, and fermented dairy products. This product launch aimed to impact the global dairy industry, including the market in Australia.

Australia Food Additives Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand For Convenience & Processed Food

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Increased Consumer Awareness On Side-Effects Of Chemical Additives

    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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Preservatives

      2. 5.1.2 Sweeteners and Sugar Substitutes

      3. 5.1.3 Emulsifiers

      4. 5.1.4 Enzymes

      5. 5.1.5 Hydrocolloids

      6. 5.1.6 Food Flavors and Enhancers

      7. 5.1.7 Food Colorants

      8. 5.1.8 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery and Confectionery

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy and Frozen Products

      3. 5.2.3 Beverages

      4. 5.2.4 Meat Products

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 6.3.2 Corbion NV

      3. 6.3.3 Tate & Lyle PLC

      4. 6.3.4 Kerry Group

      5. 6.3.5 Firmenich

      6. 6.3.6 BASE SE

      7. 6.3.7 International Flavors and Fragrances

      8. 6.3.8 Koninklike DSM NV

      9. 6.3.9 Givaudan SA

      10. 6.3.10 CHR Hansen Holding A/S

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Australia Food Additives Industry Segmentation

Food additives are substances added to food products to maintain or improve their safety, freshness, taste, texture, or appearance. 

The Australian food additives market is segmented by type into preservatives, sweeteners and sugar substitutes, emulsifiers, enzymes, hydrocolloids, food flavors and enhancers, food colorants, and other types. The market is segmented based on application into bakery and confectionery, dairy and frozen products, beverages, meat products, and other applications. 

The market sizing has been done in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Sweeteners and Sugar Substitutes
Food Flavors and Enhancers
Food Colorants
Other Types
Bakery and Confectionery
Dairy and Frozen Products
Meat Products
Other Applications
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Australia Food Additives Market Research FAQs

The Australia Food Additives Market is projected to register a CAGR of 2.9% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Archer Daniels Midland Company, Corbion NV, Tate & Lyle PLC, Kerry Group and International Flavors and Fragrances are the major companies operating in the Australia Food Additives Market.

The report covers the Australia Food Additives Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Australia Food Additives Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Australia Food Additives Industry Report

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Australia Food Additives Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)