China Food Flavor and Enhancer market- Growth, Trends, Forecast for the period (2017 - 2022)

China Food Flavor and Enhancer market- Growth, Trends, Forecast for the period (2017 - 2022)

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The key building blocks in the food and beverages industry are the food flavors and enhancers. Growing innovation in this highly competitive market can be attributed to the growth in this segment. Region wise and country specific adoption to flavors & flavor enhancers by manufacturers is the trigger to innovation. The global market size in 2016 was estimated USD 9.2 billion and is estimated to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% and reach nearly USD 12 billion by 2022.

Drivers and Restrains:

Globalization and modernization, has changed the lifestyle of the people which in turn changed the food habits, thus increasing demand of the flavors and enhancers. Previously people used natural herbs and spices in culinary to get a tinge of flavor in their food which become an industrial need to cater to the big food processors. Due to increasing working women population there is a high demand for processed food which the food manufacturers need to cater to the increasing population, using different flavors and enhancers. Consumption of a low fat, low salt and low carbohydrate foods are also a key drivers to increase the consumption of flavors and enhancers. As flavors are region and country specific, manufacturers are constantly innovating to hold a larger share of the pie in the market.

Increasing consumer awareness on health is a major constraint in artificial flavors market like monosodium glutamate. MSG slowly deteriorates health and causes health issues as time passes. As in when consumers realize and grow aware about the negative side of the artificial flavors, there is a decrease in demand for artificial flavors and uptick in demand for the natural flavors. As massive natural resources are required to extract flavors, many of the new entrants face a challenge in the flavor and enhancer industry. The changing taste preferences of the consumer are also constant constraints for the manufactures. There are many regulatory bodies that are banning the use of artificial food flavors and enhancers in Asia pacific region

The food flavor and enhancer market is segmented as natural, fruit and monosodium glutamate. The market for natural flavor is seeing an increased demand. There is a constant decrease in demand for the artificial food flavors and enhancers from past several years. Beverage industry consumes the lion share of around ~ % of the flavor and enhancers followed by confectionary, soup and bakery products. In this market, monosodium glutamate holds the maximum share, more than the natural flavors. The major constraint in the natural flavors industry is the need of huge amount of natural resources to extract the flavor and enhancers according to the consumer preferences.

China and India are the leading players in the Asia pacific flavors market. China holds the market leader position in the production and consumption of MSG and this mainly attributed to its huge population. South East nations with their varying flavor preferences are a complex domain for the manufacturers to cater to.

Leading players

Around 55% of the market share is covered by the four leading player named Givaudan, Firmenich, IFF, Stymies Ag. And rest other Quest, Takasago, Sensient, Danisco, and Mane are the major player.

In this report we offer,

  • Market Definition for the specified topic along with, identification of key drivers and restraints for the market.
  • Market analysis for the China Food flavor &Flavor enhancer Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
  • Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market on a global and regional scale.
  • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their share of markets.
  • Identification and analysis of the Macro and Micro factors that affect the China Food flavor &Flavor enhancer Market on both global and regional scale.
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.

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  • For getting a comprehensive overview of the China Food flavor &Flavor enhancer Market.
  • To gain wide ranging information about the major players in this industry and the strategies adopted by them.
  • To gain an insight about the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and also identify the regions which are untapped.


1. Introduction

                1.1 Research methodology

                1.2 Market Definition

                1.3 Report Description

2. Key Findings

3. Market Overview & Dynamics

                3.1 Introduction

                3.2 Drivers

                                3.2.1 Globalisation and modernization in the food habits

                                3.2.2 Supply chain complexities in the Food industry

                                3.2.3 Penetration of Organized Retail sector

                                3.2.4 Rising population in Emerging economies

                3.3 Restraints

                                3.3.1 Consumers demand for natural Additives

                                3.3.2 Region specific customization

                                3.3.3 Complex regulatory environment

                3.4 Opportunities

                                3.4.1 Growing demand for Natural and Nutraceutical Ingredients

                                3.4.2 Innovations to meet the wellness demand

                                3.4.3 Wider Acceptance of GSFA for improved International Trade

                3.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

                                3.5.1 Bargaining power of Suppliers

                                3.5.2 Bargaining power of Buyers

                                3.5.3 Degree of Competition

                                3.5.4 Threat of Substitution

                                3.5.5 Threat of new entrants

4. Market Segmentation

                4.1 Food Flavors Segmentation                                 

4.1.1 Flavours by Type           Natural Flavour Essential oils


           Natural Extracts

           Others Synthetic Flavour Fruit flavours Citrus flavours Savoury flavours Other synthetic flavours

          Nature Identical flavourings         

                4.1.2 Flavours by application                      




                  Meat & fish products      

                  Snacks & savouries          



   4.2 Flavor Enhancers Segmentation                                        

                4.2.1 Flavour enhancer by type                 



                  Others (DSG, MPG)


                  Disodium guanylate

                  Disodium Inosinate



                4.2.2 Flavour Enhancer by Application                    



                  Seasonings & spices        

                  Meat products   


6. Company Profiles

                6.1 A & Z Food Additives Co.,Ltd

                6.2 Australian Native - Lemon Myrtle Farms

                6.3 Ariake U.S.A.,INC.

                6.4 Cargill Inc

                6.5 Kerry Group

                6.6 Takasago International Corporation

                6.7 Givaudan

                6.8 Archer Daniels Midland(ADM)

                6.9 FMC Corporation

                6.10 Symrise AG

                6.11 BASF

                6.12 Firmenich

                6.13 International Fragrance and Flavours, Inc.(IFF)

                6.14 Dupont- Danisco

                6.15 D.D. Williamson & Co Inc.

7. Appendix



1: China: Food flavors & Enhancers market Revenue,by Type, 2012-2020 ($Million)

2: China: Food flavors & Enhancers market Revenue,by Application, 2012-2020 ($Million)

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