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

The China Food Colorants Market is segmented by Type (Natural Color and Synthetic Color), by Application (Beverages, Dairy & Frozen products, Bakery, Meat and Seafood, Confectionery, and Others).

Market Snapshot

China Food Colorants Market - Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 4.5 %

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Market Overview

The China Food Colorants Market is anticipated to record a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • China is the largest growing market for the packaged foods in the world competing with the other developed markets in terms of volume consumption of processed foods.
  • Chinese food colorant market has a huge presence of domestic players and the market is dominated by synthetic color with the emerging natural color market.
  • Processed meat and seafood is a major application area of food colorants in the country owing to its higher consumption rate.

Scope of the report

The China Food Colorants Market is segmented by Type into Natural Color and Synthetic Color. The market is segmented by Application into Beverages, Dairy & Frozen products, Bakery, Meat and Seafood, Confectionery, and Others.

By Type
By Application
Dairy and Frozen Products
Meat and Seafood Products
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand For Natural Ingrdients

The total number of product launches with natural ingredients has increased more than double, especially with natural colors. The unceasing innovation and developments in the colors market have been tapping the emerging food and beverage industries. Vegan flavors, for instance, have emerged as a boon for businesses dedicating operations for vegan products. Ready meals& Side Dishes and Snacks are the leading categories with Natural Colors in China for the past six years, followed by Sauces & Seasonings. Moreover, the rising vegan population in the country, remain the primary factor boosting the market studied.

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Beverage Segment Holds A Prominent Share

The increasing application of food colors in beverages, such as flavored drinks, nutritional drinks, and soft drinks, is driving the food colorants market.​ Health-conscious people are paying more and more attention to functional drinks, not just drinking sugar water. At the same time, drinking scenes are constantly expanding, from focusing on supplementing energy to multiple scenes such as catering, parties, work, learning, driving, and so on. In CSD (carbonated soft drinks) and non-alcoholic beverages segments bright, vivid, and unusual colors are used to attract the younger generation looking for a different flavor.

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Competitive Landscape

Chinese food colorants market is a fragmented market with the presence of various regional and global players. The most active companies operating in the market are Chr Hansen, DD Williamson, DSM, Doehler Group, etc. With the growing demand for natural ingredients players are focusing on developing natural colors.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & 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 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Synthetic

      2. 5.1.2 Natural

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dairy and Frozen Products

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Beverages

      4. 5.2.4 Confectionery

      5. 5.2.5 Meat and Seafood Products

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications


    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 D.D. Williamson & Co.

      4. 6.3.4 Sensient Technologies Corporation

      5. 6.3.5 Dohler group.

      6. 6.3.6 Givaudan

      7. 6.3.7 Kalsec Inc.

      8. 6.3.8 Zhejiang Weile Biotechnology Co.,Ltd.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The China Food Colorants Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.5% over the next 5 years.

Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, Koninklijke DSM N.V., D.D. Williamson & Co., Sensient technologies Corporation are the major companies operating in China Food Colorants Market.

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