China Starch Derivatives Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The China Starch Derivatives Market is segmented by Type (Maltodextrin, Cyclodextrin, Hydrolysates, Modified Starch, and Others); Source (Corn, Wheat, and Other Sources); and Application ( Food and Beverage, Feed, Paper Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Bioethanol, Cosmetics, and Other Industrial Applications).

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 8.5 %

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Market Overview

The Chinese starch derivatives market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period.

  • With the evolving market scenario for starch and starch derivative, the demand for various applications in the food and non-food sectors plays a key role for suppliers, as well as the manufacturers.
  • The most stimulating and favorable applications of all the sectors are the high-value food processing industry, where the demand for starches and derivatives is in an emerging stage but records a strong growth rate.

Scope of the report

The Chinese starch derivatives market is segmented by type into maltodextrin, cyclodextrin, hydrolysates, modified starch, and other types. Based on the source, the market is divided into corn, wheat, and other sources. The market is also fragmented based on the application, including food and beverage, feed, paper industry, pharmaceutical industry, bioethanol, cosmetics, and other industrial applications.

By Type
Modified Starch
Other Types
By Source
Other Sources
By Application
Food and Beverage
Paper Industry
Pharmaceutical Industry
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

Modified Starch is Modified Starch is Driving the Overall Market For Starch Derivatives

The food and beverage industry accounts for the largest market share. Both modified starch and starch derivative products are used tremendously in the food and confectionary industry. Growth in functional food products, clean label demand, and achieving cost reduction in the production process are the major factors driving the applications of modified starch in the food industry. The paradigm shift of consumers toward low-calorie food products is yet another factor that has resulted in the number of food and beverage processing companies to incorporate modified starch to meet the propelling demand the functional/low-calorie food product.

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Growing Application in Food and Beverage

Starch derivates have several applications in the food and beverage sector. Both modified and unmodified starches can act as gelling agents in confectionery applications. Several gelling starches (derived from maize and potato) are being used to partly replace/complement gelatin in gummy-type candies, in which a softer, less chewy/elastic consistency is wanted. Starches and starch-based offerings are also being used to texturize chewy-type candy. Resistant or indigestible starch is emerging as a functional ingredient in processed food products, due to its functionality that includes acting as a soluble fiber, which can be added to a number of foods to improve the texture and decrease the rate at which sugar enters the blood from digestion.

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Competitive Landscape

The Chinese starch derivatives market is consolidated, and the major players are holding the majority of shares in the market. The presence of major players operating in the country, such as Cargill, Ingredion Incorporated, and Tate & Lyle PLC, have strengthened the market through their product offerings. Continuous innovation to introduce new products, with functional benefits is the key competitive factor in the market. Thus, the key global players have intensified their R&D efforts, in order to develop innovative products based on the requirements of the end-user industry.

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

    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 Maltodextrin

      2. 5.1.2 Cyclodextrin

      3. 5.1.3 Hydrolysates

      4. 5.1.4 Modified Starch

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 By Source

      1. 5.2.1 Corn

      2. 5.2.2 Wheat

      3. 5.2.3 Other Sources

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Food and Beverage

      2. 5.3.2 Feed

      3. 5.3.3 Paper Industry

      4. 5.3.4 Pharmaceutical Industry

      5. 5.3.5 Bioethanol

      6. 5.3.6 Cosmetics

      7. 5.3.7 Other Applications


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Cargill Incorporated

      2. 6.4.2 Royal Avebe UA (Avebe Nutrition)

      3. 6.4.3 Ingredion Incorporated

      4. 6.4.4 Tereos SA

      5. 6.4.5 Roquette

      6. 6.4.6 Tate & Lyle Plc

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The China Starch Derivatives Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The China Starch Derivatives Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.5% over the next 5 years.

Cargill Incorporated, Ingredion Incorporated, Tate & Lyle PLC, Tereos S.A,  Roquette are the major companies operating in China Starch Derivatives Market.

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