Europe Starch Derivatives Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Europe Starch Derivatives Market is segmented by Type (Maltodextrin, Cyclodextrin, Glucose Syrups, Hydrolysates, Modified Starch, and others); by Source (Corn, Wheat, Cassava, Potato, and Other Sources); by Application (Food and Beverage, Feed, Paper Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Bioethanol, Cosmetics, and Other Industrial Applications); and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Europe Starch Derivatives Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 4.6 %

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Market Overview

The Europe starch derivatives market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The market is primarily driven by the growing application of starch derivatives in the food and beverage industries across the region. Also, the cost of starch derivatives is expected to rise, as it is imported from other countries. The production of corn and potato starch occupies the major share of the market, in terms of domestic production of starches. Furthermore, with the growth of the textile industries, the usage of tapioca and maize starch is also expected to rise the demand for starch derivatives in the region. The demand for modified starches is increasing in parallel to the rapid development of the food industry. Modified starches offer a tremendous number of functional benefits to a variety of foods, such as bakeries, snacks, beverages, as well as nutritional foods.

Scope of the report

The European market for starch derivatives is studied for different types of starch derivatives such as maltodextrin, cyclodextrin, glucose syrups, hydrolysates, modified starch, and others. The different sources through which starch derivatives are derived include corn, wheat, cassava, potato, and other sources. Its wide application in different end-user industries such as food and beverage, feed, paper industry, pharmaceutical industry, bioethanol, cosmetics, and other industrial applications. Also, the study provides an analysis of the starch derivatives market in the emerging and established markets across Europe, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, and the Rest of Europe.

By Type
Glucose Syrups
Modified Starch
By Source
Other Sources
By Application
Food and Beverage
Paper Industry
Pharmaceutical Industry
Other Industrial Applications
By Country
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Acquisitive Demand of Starch Derivatives in Food & Beverage Industry

Packaged food and beverages are driving the demand for modified starch and other starches. At present, grab and go products are in trend. The introduction of starch-containing products in the packaged food segment is promoting the food starch market in proportion to the market for the packaged food industry. Ready meals, sauces, and snacks have often been prized for convenience as first and second in nutritional value, but today’s consumers are likely to look for more than just “quick and easy” from these popular foods. Modified starches offer a tremendous number of functional benefits to a variety of foods, such as bakeries, snacks, beverages, as well as nutritional foods. Application areas of modified starches in the food industry involve its use as a fat replacer, texture improvers, for the high nutritional claim, high-temperature gelling starches, starch-based dairy dessert, volatile meat flavor encapsulation, and spices oleoresins. Furthermore, naturally-derived rice starches have strong freeze-thaw, acid, and process stability, which makes them ideal for use in packaged sauces, as well as frozen products. Due to its technological benefits, neutral taste, and clean-label characteristics, rice starch is growing in popularity in ready meals and in a wide range of sauces and snacks.

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United Kingdom Market to Witness a Fast-Growth across the European Countries

The market in the United Kingdom has witnessed significant growth owing to the rise in demand for starch derivatives for convenience foods & beverages across the country. In addition, the functional properties possessed by starch derivatives have also been instrumental in promoting their use in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and bioethanol industries in the country. Also, the growing application on starches across industries has provided an opportunity for the manufacturers to adopt strategic measures to capture the growing demand of the market. For instance, in 2019, Glico has unveiled its plans to explore export opportunities of its skincare ingredient Bioglycogen, an enzymatically synthesized corn starch-based glycogen after its success in the domestic market. The company is introducing the product to international markets including different countries of Europe, including the United Kingdom. Furthermore, the huge potential of the food industry in the United Kingdom stems from the exhaustive usage of various starches, like native starch, for a range of applications, like making of puddings and dessert creams, soups, and sauces. Ready-to-eat dishes, owing to their healthy characteristics, are driving the growth of the food starch market in the country.

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Competitive Landscape

The European starch derivatives market is fragmented in nature owing to the presence of a large number of regional and domestic players. Emphasis is given on the merger, expansion, acquisition, and partnership of the companies along with new product development as strategic approaches adopted by the leading companies to boost their brand presence among consumers. Key players dominating the country's market include Cargill, Incorporated, Tereos SCA, Ingredion Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, and Coöperatie AVEBE U.A., among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Maltodextrin

      2. 5.1.2 Cyclodextrin

      3. 5.1.3 Glucose Syrups

      4. 5.1.4 Hydrolysates

      5. 5.1.5 Modified Starch

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 By Source

      1. 5.2.1 Corn

      2. 5.2.2 Wheat

      3. 5.2.3 Cassava

      4. 5.2.4 Potato

      5. 5.2.5 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 Industrial Applications

    4. 5.4 By Country

      1. 5.4.1 United Kingdom

      2. 5.4.2 Germany

      3. 5.4.3 France

      4. 5.4.4 Italy

      5. 5.4.5 Spain

      6. 5.4.6 Russia

      7. 5.4.7 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 Cargill, Incorporated

      2. 6.4.2 Tereos SCA

      3. 6.4.3 Ingredion Incorporated

      4. 6.4.4 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      5. 6.4.5 Coöperatie AVEBE U.A.

      6. 6.4.6 Sacchetto S.p.A.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Europe Starch Derivatives Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.6% over the next 5 years.

Cargill, Incorporated, Tereos SCA, Ingredion Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Coöperatie AVEBE U.A. are the major companies operating in Europe Starch Derivatives Market.

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