Benzoic Acid Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Market Report Covers Global Benzoic Acid Manufacturers and is Segmented by Form (Liquid and Anhydrous), Application (Food and beverage (Bakery, Confectionery, Dairy, Beverages, and Others), Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care, Chemical and Other Applications), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East, and Africa). The market size is provided in terms of value USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Benzoic Acid Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 5.60 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Low

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Benzoic Acid Market Analysis

The Benzoic Acid Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6 % over the next five years.

With the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the strict government regulations led to increased demand for canned or packaged food and beverages worldwide; thus, the demand for the Benzoic acid market, which acts as a preservative, across the globe is growing drastically. The benzoic market has seen positive growth due to its prominence in the application segments in the past couple of years and is expected to continue attaining growth at a faster pace over the phase of the pandemic.

Food preservation is essential to raise the shelf life of canned food, instant food, and packaged food products, which accelerated the growth of the Benzoic acid market globally. The benzoic acid market is blooming owing to the increasing popularity of canned, packaged, or ready-to-eat food commodities among consumers all over the globe. However, to keep food safe and bacteria-free for a longer time, food producers are predicted to adopt such ingredients and elements that are budget friendly and safe, which is predicted to propel the demand for benzoic acid. Also, according to Food and Agriculture Organizationn, report ,benzoic acid and its salts are utilized as microbiological preservatives in a wide range of processed foods and beverages owing to their water-solubility, benzoic acidsalts are commonlyy utilizedd as food additives. The Join Expert Committee On Food Additives (JECFA) requirements of benzoic acid and its salts, such as sodium benzoate, potassium benzoate, and calcium benzoate, were developed and are now maintained to ensure that the quality of food additive grade materials is well-controlled by legislation in all countries.

Furthermore, benzoic acid is utilized for preparing phenols in the chemical sector and preservatives in toothpaste and mouthwash, which are essential commodities and is also used as a replacement for phthalate plasticizers with non-phthalate plasticizers, particularly in European and North American regions, which has created a great market opportunity for benzoic acid manufacturers with increasing application in paper industries. Apart from this, the benzoic acid market is propelling high growth owing to its usage in different ointments in pharmaceuticals for fungal skin disease treatment such as anti-aging, burns, ringworm, or athlete's food.

Benzoic Acid Market Trends

Increasing Demand For Processed Foods

The consumer's paradigm shifted toward processed food and beverage products such as snacks, fruit juices, processed meat snacks, frozen meals, and others to meet their daily meal requirement. With the rise in urbanization, growing middle-class population, increase in the number of working women, and the rise in disposable income, the developed and developing regions across the globe are witnessing a rising demand for processed and packaged food, which is thereby increasing the need for food packaging and processing solutions. Therefore, to preserve the freshness, safety, taste, appearance, and texture of processed foods, preservatives like benzoic acid are extensively used in processed and convenience food products. For instance, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, the forecast sales of packaged dairy products between 2017-2022, was 12.3%.

As an illustration, the Mexican market has witnessed an increase in the popularity of ready-to-eat (RTE) food products specially packaged versions of Mexican dishes and recipes, amidst growing urbanization. This trend has been strengthening the overall growth of food ingredients like preservatives, among others. Additionally, the prevalence of skipping meals such as breakfast in many European countries has increased consumers' preference for processed and packaged food and beverage products. As preservatives, including benzoic acid, are an important ingredient in processed food and beverage products, the end-user industries are actively looking for innovation in benzoic acid, which in turn has provided a great opportunity for the manufacturers to attain a significant market position through expanding their product portfolio and product launches.

Benzoic Acid Market: Forecast sales growth of packaged food in Canada, (in%) between 2017 and 2022, by Category

North America Holds the Largest Share

Among North American countries, the United States is one of the most developed and sophisticated markets in the world. Health and wellness trends, clean labels, organic, functional, innovative product launches, and other value additions are the major drivers for this market. Sodium benzoate was the first chemical preservative that was approved to be used in food manufacturing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Benzoate is used in different food and beverage products such as salad dressings, pickles, sauces, condiments, and fruit juices, among others, and has a varied daily intake capacity mentioned as specified by the government. Furthermore, the growth of the beverage industry across key product categories including fruit juice and carbonated drinks is anticipated to fuel the demand for food acidulants such as benzoic acid. According to statistics discovered by Beverage Digest Factbook 26th edition launched in 2021, carbonated beverage consumption per capita is 38 gallons in the United States. The United States still has some of the highest consumption rates in the world, with over 50 percent of respondents of a recent international survey stating that they consumed soft drinks at least multiple times a week if not every day. Thus, benzoic acid is most effective in low pH environments, specifically less than 5, thereby, making it suitable for use in acidic foods like beverages.

Furthermore, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in 2021, the sales of bread totaled over USD 2.66 billion in revenue in the United States. The growing consumption of bakery products in different regions is creating a propelling market for food ingredients like food preservatives including benzoic acid, which plays an important role in the manufacture of bakery products.

Benzoic Acid Market: Market Size (%), By Region, Global, 2022

Benzoic Acid Industry Overview

Benzoic acid is a highly fragmented market with the presence of a large number of local players across the globe. The extensive application of benzoic acid in various end-user industries has resulted in an increasing number of product launches by active manufacturers to consolidate their presence in the global market. The key players such as Lanxess AG, I G Petrochemicals Ltd. (IGPL), Merck KGaA, Chemcrux Enterprises Ltd, and The Chemical Company are also expanding their product range to capture maximum application areas of benzoic acid and attain a prominent share in the market. The giant manufacturers have intensified their research and development efforts to develop niche and innovative products based on the end-user industry's requirements.

Benzoic Acid Market Leaders

  1. I G Petrochemicals Ltd. (IGPL)

  2. Merck KGaA

  3. Chemcrux Enterprises Ltd

  4. The Chemical Company

  5. Lanxess AG

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Benzoic Acid Market Concentration
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Benzoic Acid Market News

August 2021: Lanxess AG, a German-based specialty chemical acquired Emerald Kalama Chemical. As per the company, the acquisition Strengthened the Consumer Protection segment: aroma chemicals and preservatives for food, household, cosmetics, and personal care applications.

July 2021: Adven Oy company partnered with Eastman Chemical company which manufactures benzoic acid, sodium benzoate, and plasticizers in its plant in Estonia. With this, the innovative energy project in Estonia Eastman will significantly increase the production and export of the company's products to Europe, North America, and Asia.

April 2021: Eastman Chemical Company acquired 3F Feed & Food, one of the European leaders specializing in the technical and commercial development of additives for animal feed and human food in Spain. According to the company, the acquisition will strengthen and support its business in the Additives & Functional Products segment.

Benzoic Acid Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    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 Form

      1. 5.1.1 Liquid

      2. 5.1.2 Anhydrous

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food & Beverage

        1. Bakery

        2. Confectionery

        3. Dairy

        4. Beverage

        5. Others

      2. 5.2.2 Pharmaceuticals

      3. 5.2.3 Chemicals

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Italy

        6. Spain

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Lanxess AG

      2. 6.3.2 I G Petrochemicals Ltd (IGPL)

      3. 6.3.3 EastMan Chemical Company

      4. 6.3.4 Chemcrux Enterprises Ltd

      5. 6.3.5 Merck KGaA

      6. 6.3.6 The Chemical Company

      7. 6.3.7 Ganesh Benzoplast

      8. 6.3.8 Huayin Jinqiancheng Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd

      9. 6.3.9 Wuhan Youji Industry Company Limited

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Benzoic Acid Industry Segmentation

Benzoic acid is a carboxylic acid that occurs naturally (in benzoin and cranberries) or is synthesized and is employed as a preservative in food, a medicinal antifungal agent, and an organic synthesis intermediate.

The Benzoic acid Market is segmented by form, application, and geography. By form, the market is segmented into liquid and anhydrous. By application, the market is segmented into Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, and Others. Food and beverage are further segmented into Bakery, Confectionery, Dairy, Beverages, and, Others). By Geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The market is covered for potential markets in countries in each region. The market sizing has been done in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Food & Beverage
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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Benzoic Acid Market Research FAQs

The Benzoic Acid Market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

I G Petrochemicals Ltd. (IGPL), Merck KGaA, Chemcrux Enterprises Ltd, The Chemical Company and Lanxess AG are the major companies operating in the Benzoic Acid Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Benzoic Acid Market.

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

Benzoic Acid Industry Report

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Benzoic Acid Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)