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

Europe Food Colorants Market is segmented By Type into Natural Color and Synthetic Color; By Application into Beverage, Dairy & Frozen Product, Bakery, Meat, Poultry & Seafood, Confectionery, and Others & Geography

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 3.8 %
Fastest Growing Market: Spain
Largest Market: United Kingdom

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Market Overview

Europe food colorant market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8%  during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • In the European Union, food colors are regulated as food additives, under a comprehensive set of regulations, for food improvement agents. Presently, in the European Union, 39 colors are authorized as color additives, for usage in foods. The European food colorants market continues to capture the largest market share, due to the growing demand for clean label foods and health awareness
  •  Anthocyanin and betalain pigments are mostly used for producing red, purple, pink, and blue colors, and the demand for anthocyanin in Europe is expected to stimulate the demand over next five years.


Scope of the Report

Europe Food Colorants Market is segmented By Type into Natural Color and Synthetic Color; By Application into Beverage, Dairy & Frozen Product, Bakery, Meat, Poultry & Seafood, Confectionery, and Others & Geography

By Product Type
Natural Color
Synthetic Color
By Application
Dairy & Frozen Product
Meat, Poultry & Seafood
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

United Kingdom Held the Largest Market Share

The Food colorant market in the United Kingdom is driven by easily-available raw materials, which includes fruits and vegetables and increased consumption of packaged food, including beverages, ready to eat foods, and other products. Consumers in the United Kingdom alligns natural products with superior quality. For instance: colors derived from well-known sources, such as beetroot, grapes, cabbage, and paprika, are more readily-recognized and accepted by consumers. In the United Kingdom, rising food safety concerns are pressurizing manufacturing to adopt clean labels, which is triggering the demand for natural colors.

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Natural Food Colorants Dominates the Overall Market

The growing health concerns among the consumers have given a boost to the demand for natural products in their everyday diet. This, in turn, increased the application of natural food colorants such as Allura red, carmoisine, ponceau 4R, quinoline yellow and others in the food and beverage industry.  Natural Food Coloring in the food & beverages industry Is gaining popularity with an increasing number of natural food colors and dyes being produced commercially. Innovation in natural food colors to mitigate the application challenges faced by the food industry is one of the key approach adopted by the companies so as to meet the propelling consumer's demand. 

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Competitive Landscape

The Europe food colorant market is a highly fragmented market due to the presence of various global and local players in the region. The active companies in the Europe food colorant market include Royal DSM, BASF SE, Chr. Hansen A/S and others. The product innovation and expansion are the two most adopted by the companies operating in the region. The global companies are also acquiring small local players so as to increase their dominance in Europe. They also use strategies, like forming new agreements and partnerships with local players to increase their footprint in the foreign country and release new products according to consumers changing preferences.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 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 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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Natural Color

      2. 5.1.2 Synthetic Color

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Beverage

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy & Frozen Product

      3. 5.2.3 Bakery

      4. 5.2.4 Meat, Poultry & Seafood

      5. 5.2.5 Confectionery

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Spain

      2. 5.3.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.3.3 Germany

      4. 5.3.4 France

      5. 5.3.5 Italy

      6. 5.3.6 Russia

      7. 5.3.7 Rest of Europe


    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 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      2. 6.4.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.4.3 Chr. Hansen A/S

      4. 6.4.4 Sensient Technologies

      5. 6.4.5 Dohler Group

      6. 6.4.6 D.D. Williamson & Co

      7. 6.4.7 Riken Vitamin

      8. 6.4.8 Givaudan (Naturex)

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Europe Food Colorants Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.8% over the next 5 years.

The Europe Food Colorants Market is valued at Spain in 2026.

Royal DSM, BASF SE, Chr. Hansen A/S, Sensient Technologies, Dohler Group Se are the major companies operating in Europe Food Colorants Market.

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