Citric Acid Market - Segmented by Form, Function, Application, and Geog-raphy - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

Citric Acid Market - Segmented by Form, Function, Application, and Geog-raphy - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

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Market Insights

The global citric acid market is projected to reach USD 3.2 billion by 2023 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period.

Market Dynamics

Citric acid is a cost-effective ingredient with wide-ranging applications. The driving factor behind the growth of the global citric acid market is the expanding application in various industries like food & beverage, cleaning and chelating agent, pharmaceuticals, and others. Among these applications, food & beverage is expected to account the largest share, followed by cosmetics and personal care. The rising consumption of food & beverage and personal care products has boosted the regional as well as global market.

Disproportionate citric acid consumption can cause a variety of side-effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain. These issues are limiting consumer demand for citric acid, which is hampering the growth of the market.

The global citric acid market is currently witnessing high opportunity because of increased usage of citric acid as a cleaning agent due to the ban on phosphate in various regions.

Market Segmentation

The citric acid market is segmented by key forms, functions, applications, and geography. Among all the application segments, the acidulant segment is expected to account for the highest share.

Geographically, Europe accounts for the largest market share of the worldwide Citric acid production, followed by North America and Asia-Pacific.

The prominent citric acid market players have adopted new product development as their key strategy to attend different consumer requirements from food and non-food sectors, in matured and untapped markets as well. They also focus on procuring local players of the industry and base for expansion. This has not only supported them to expand their geographical reach but has also strengthened their market position by gaining a larger share in the revenue and product portfolio.


Key Developments

  • April 2015: Cargill Incorporated raised investment to expand the production capacity of its citric acid plant in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais plant.
  • April 2012: Tate & Lyle PLC agreed to sell 50% stake in Sucromiles, its Colombian citric acid joint venture, to its long-standing business partner, Organizacion Ardila Lulle.

Competitive Landscape

The major players include Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, COFCO Biochemical (Anhui) Co., Ltd, Delek Group, Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd, Huangshi Xinghua Biochemical Co., Ltd, Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG, Pfizer Inc., RZBC Group Co., Ltd, S.A. Citrique Belge N.V., Shandong Juxian Hongde Citric Acid Co., Ltd, Suisse AG, Basel, Tate & Lyle PLC, and Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd, among others.

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  • Regional and country-level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
  • Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players along with the key strategies adopted for development in the past five years.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players.
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1. Introduction

                1.1 Research Methodology

                1.2 Market Definition

                1.3 Report Description

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Overview

                3.1 Market Dynamics

                                3.1.1 Drivers

                                       Growing Demand from Food Industry

                                       R&D Investments and Technological Innovations like Micro-encapsulation

                                3.1.2 Restraints

                                       Health Issues Related to Excessive Consumption

                                3.1.3 Opportunities

                                       Capitalize the Prevailing Market Trend

                                       Potential to Grow in Untapped Countries

                                3.1.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

                                       Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                                       Bargaining Power of Buyers

                                       Threat of New Entrants

                                       Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                                       Degree of Competition

4. Market Segmentation

                4.1 By Form

                                4.1.1 Liquid Citric Acid

                                4.1.2 Powder form

                                       Anhydrous Citric Acid

                                       Monohydrate Citric acid

                4.2 By Function

                                4.2.1 Acidulant

                                4.2.2 Preservative

                                4.2.3 Antioxidant

                                4.2.4 Binding Agent

                                4.2.5 Others

                4.3 By Application

                                4.3.1 Beverages

                                4.3.2 Confectioneries

                                4.3.3 Convenience Food Products (Creams, Fats, Mayonnaise, Soups & Sauces, Oils, and Fillings)

                                4.3.4 Dairy Products

                                4.3.5 Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care

                                4.3.6 Others

                4.4 By Geography

                                4.4.1 North America

                                       United States



                                       Rest of North America

                                4.4.2 Europe


                                       United Kingdom




                                       Rest of Europe

                                4.4.3 Asia-Pacific





                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                4.4.4 South America



                                       Rest of South America

                                4.4.5 Africa

                                       South Africa


                                       Rest of Africa

5. Competitive Landscape

                5.1 Strategy Adopted by Key Players

                5.2 Most Active Companies in the Past Five Years

                5.3 Market Share Analysis

6. Company Profiles

                6.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company

                6.2 COFCO Biochemical (Anhui) Co., Ltd

                6.3 Cargill

                6.4 Delek Group

                6.5 Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd

                6.6 Huangshi Xinghua Biochemical Co., Ltd

                6.7 Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG

                6.8 Pfizer Inc.

                6.9 RZBC Group Co., Ltd

                6.10 S.A. Citrique Belge N.V.

                6.11 Shandong Juxian Hongde Citric Acid Co., Ltd

                6.12 Suisse AG, Basel

                6.13 Tate & Lyle PLC

                6.14 Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd

                6.15 Innova Corporate (India)

                6.16 Posy Pharmachem Pvt. Ltd. 

                *List not Exhaustive

7. Appendix

                7.1 Disclaimer

                7.2 Sources

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