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

Global Corn Starch Market is Segmented by Type (Native Starch, Modified Starch, and Sweeteners), By Application (Food & Beverages, Animal Feed, Pharmaceuticals, Textile, Paper and Corrugated, and Others), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Corn Starch Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.35 %
Corn Starch Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The global corn starch market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.35% during the forecast period.

  • Paper industry utilizes corn starch as filler and sizing material. It also finds application in textile, laundry, foundry, air flotation, oil-well drilling, and adhesives. While much of starch is employed in its natural form, it is also easily converted to other forms. Most corn starch is made into starch syrups and the balance is made up of native and modified starches.
  • The factors that affect the demand for starch mainly include population growth and industrial development of a country; specifically the food and beverage, textiles, paper and printing, pharmaceuticals and other health and beauty products, and adhesives.
  • The demand for corn starch is on a rise in Asia-Pacific. Adoption of clean label ingredient and growing consumer awareness in the developing countries are factors governing the bolstering demand for corn starch.

Scope of the Report

Global corn starch market is segmented by type and application. On the basis of product type, the global corn starch market can be segmented into native, modified, and sweetener. By application, food and beverage segment formed the largest market for corn starch market.  The use of corn starch as a thickener, binder, etc. in food industry is fuelling the demand of corn starch among the food manufacturers. Moreover, the study provides an analysis of the corn starch market in the emerging and established markets across the world, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Type
Native Starch
Modified Starch
By Application
Food & Beverages
Animal Feed
Paper and Corrugated
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 & Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of MEA

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Key Market Trends

Increase in Demand for Clean Label Products

The trend of clean label ingredients and products is drastically impacting food and beverage as well as other industries operating across the globe. The rising health consciousness among the consumers and the high demand for the natural, pure, and high quality products have generated the demand for the clean label starches. Also, with the global economy gradually improving and resulting in an increased intake of processed and convenience foods, the market for modified starch, which finds substantial usage in these food applications, is finding increased demand, thereby driving the overall corn starch market.

Corn Starch Market Key Trends

North America Holds the Major Share in Corn Starch Market

North America maintains the leading position in the global corn starch market, due to the high consumption of processed and instant food products in the region. The United States formed the largest market in the regionThe abundance of corn as a raw material in the country and the low prices of the corn starch is the key driver fuelling the growth of the corn starch industry in United States market. On the other hand, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period (2019-2024). The rising population and increase in disposable income among consumers in emerging countries such as China, India, and Brazil are expected to have a positive impact on the regional Asia Pacific and South America corn starch market. Brazil is also the third largest producer of corn in the world.

Corn Starch Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The key brands are embarking on mergers and acquisitions and new product development as some of their key strategies to achieve consolidation and optimize their offerings respectively. Major players in the market are Cargill Incorporated, Ingredion, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Tate & Lyle, Roquette, Riddhi Siddhi Gluco Biols Ltd., Gulshan Polyols Ltd, Südzucker, Associated British Foods plc, Grain Processing Corporation, Akzo Nobel NV, and Bayer AG.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables & Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Force 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 Native Starch

      2. 5.1.2 Modified Starch

      3. 5.1.3 Sweeteners

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food & Beverages

      2. 5.2.2 Animal Feed

      3. 5.2.3 Pharmaceuticals

      4. 5.2.4 Textile

      5. 5.2.5 Paper and Corrugated

      6. 5.2.6 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 & Africa

        1. UAE

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of MEA


    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 Ingredion

      3. 6.4.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      4. 6.4.4 Tate & Lyle

      5. 6.4.5 Roquette

      6. 6.4.6 Sudzucker

      7. 6.4.7 Associated British Foods plc

      8. 6.4.8 Akzo Nobel NV

      9. 6.4.9 Bayer AG

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Corn Starch Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Corn Starch Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.35% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Cargill Incorporated, Ingredion, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Tate & Lyle, Associated British Foods are the major companies operating in Corn Starch Market.

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