Australia Food Colorants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Australia food colorants market is segmented by type (Natural Color and Synthetic Color), and by Application (Dairy & Frozen products, Bakery and Confectionery, Beverages, Meat, Poultry and Seafood, Sauses & Condiments. and Others)

Market Snapshot

Market Snapshot
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 3.7 %

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Market Overview

Australia food colorants market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • Food colorants constitute an important part of food additives. The key driving factor for food colorants is shifting consumer preference towards colored food products. Moreover, edible color utilization to enhance the visual appeal and texture of the items is a key factor enhancing product penetration.
  • The different regulatory environments in the countries are affecting the food colorants market, with the rise in food safety issues. Consumers, in the region, are highly concerned about the long-term effects of synthetic colors on health, and thus, prefer natural colorants in their foods.
  • However, owing to the increase in consumption of processed and ready to eat foods in Australia is further anticipated to contribute significantly to the global food colorants market.

Scope of the report

Australia food colorant market is segmented into type and application. The market by type, is segmented into natural color, and synthetic color. Further, the market by application is segmented into beverages, dairy & frozen products, bakery and confectionery, meat, poultry, and seafood, sauces & condiments, and others.

By Type
Natural Color
Synthetic Color
By Application
Dairy & Frozen Products
Bakery and Confectionery
Meat, Poultry and Seafood
Sauses and Condiments

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Key Market Trends

Rising Consumer Inclination towards Natural Food Colorants

Natural food colors originate from a wide range of sources like vegetables, fruits, plants, minerals, and other edible natural sources, rather than being artificially synthesized. In addition to this, a comprehensive growth in the number of government initiatives promoting health and well-being is estimated to bolster the natural food colors market. The growing inclination of consumers towards clean label products is fuelling the demand for natural food ingredients. Pertaining to the large demand of this segment, companies like Chr. Hansen Holding, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Sensient Technologies Corporation offer the vast portfolio of natural food colorants strengthening their consumer base.

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Growth of Processed Foods industry is Fueling the demand of Food Colorants Market

Food colors are additives that improve the appearance of both fresh and processed foods. Colorants are significantly used to restore the color of processed food products, as food processing may result in loss of food color. Moreover, offset the color loss of processed foods like candies, snack foods margarine, cheese, etc. due to exposure to light, air, temperature extremes, moisture and storage conditions is further promoting the utility of food colors across the industry. Processed foods such as crisps, sausage rolls, tinned vegetables, savory snacks, and other convenience foods are the major application of food colors. However, the significant growth and demand for processed food are simultaneously driving the demand for the natural colorant industry in the country.

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Competitive Landscape

The market holds a significant share of regional as well as leading global players. However, the global players have vast product lines and geographical reach which gives them an upper hand over the regional manufacturers in Australia. The most active companies of the market studied include Chr Hansen, Kalsec Inc., Döhler GmbH and others. These players are actively focussed on new launches, mergers & acquisitions to maintain the strong foothold in the market.

Major Players

  1. Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

  2. Sensient Technologies Corporation

  3. Naturex S.A

  4. Döhler GmbH 

  5. Kalsec Inc.


Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Natural Color

      2. 5.1.2 Synthetic Color

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dairy & Frozen Products

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery and Confectionery

      3. 5.2.3 Meat, Poultry and Seafood

      4. 5.2.4 Beverages

      5. 5.2.5 Sauses and Condiments

      6. 5.2.6 Others


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

      2. 6.3.2 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      3. 6.3.3 Sensient Technologies Corporation

      4. 6.3.4 Naturex S.A

      5. 6.3.5 Dohler GmbH

      6. 6.3.6 FMC Corporation

      7. 6.3.7 Kalsec Inc.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Australia Food Colorants Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Australia Food Colorants Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.7% over the next 5 years.

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Sensient Technologies Corporation, Naturex S.A, Döhler GmbH , Kalsec Inc. are the major companies operating in Australia Food Colorants Market.

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