Food Sweetener Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The global food sweetener market is segmented by Type as Sucrose, Starch Sweeteners, and Sugar Alcohols, High-Intensity Sweeteners (HIS); by Application as Dairy, Bakery, Beverages, Confectionery, Soups, Sauces and Dressings, Others; and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:

2020

Fastest Growing Market:

Middle East and Africa

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

CAGR:

1.71 %

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Market Overview

The global food sweetener market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1.71% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The quest to reduce calories has made food manufacturers look for sucrose replacement with a variety of substitutes. Presently, a majority of their product offerings are sweetened with bulk sweeteners or sugar substitutes.​
  • In light of this, as well as the global obesity epidemic and its significant impact on health, consumers are looking for ways to curb their sugar intake and protect themselves from the negative health effects of weight gain.​
  • Consumers are making the connection between high sugar consumption and serious health issues, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, which are on the rise.​

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MARKET

  • As the COVID-19 outbreak continued to spread globally, the demand for sugarless and low-calorie food went to surge, which has slightly disrupted the application segment of food sweeteners across the industry. However, a few sugar substitutes are expecting a growing demand driven by the rising sales especially those which include artificial sweeteners and natural sweeteners. ​
  • By using different blends of low calorie sweeteners, subtle taste options can be achieved. Manufacturers choose the low calorie sweetener, either on its own or as a blend, based on taste considerations, stability, and cost during times of pandemic.

Scope of the Report

The food sweetener market is segmented by type as sucrose, starch sweeteners, and sugar alcohols, high-intensity sweeteners (HIS). Starch sweeteners and sugar alcohols include dextrose, HFCS, maltodextrin, sorbitol, xylitol, others. The other starch sweeteners and sugar alcohols include glucose syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, fructose-glucose syrup, isoglucose, fructose, mannitol, maltitol, erythritol, lactitol, isomalt. High-Intensity sweeteners include sucralose, aspartame, saccharin, cyclamate, ace-k, neotame, stevia, and others. The other HIS includes glycyrrhizin, mogroside V, Luo Han Guo, thaumatin, monatin. By application as dairy, bakery, beverages, confectionery, soups, sauces and dressings and others. By geography, the major global regions of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East, and Africa are analyzed.

By Product Type
Sucrose (Common Sugar)
Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols
Dextrose
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
Maltodextrin
Sorbitol
Xylitol
Others
High Intensity Sweeteners (HIS)
Sucralose
Aspartame
Saccharin
Cyclamate
Ace-K
Neotame
Stevia
Others
By Application
Dairy
Bakery
Soups, Sauces and Dressings
Confectionery
Beverages
Others
By Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
United Kingdom
Germany
France
Spain
Italy
Russia
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
China
Japan
India
Australia
Rest of Asia Pacific
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from the Emerging Economies Due to Rapid Urbanization and Rising Affluence

The shift in the preference for convenience (driven largely by urbanization), growing working-women population, and rising household incomes, among others, are driving the demand for sweeteners in the emerging economies. Overall, the huge demand for food in developing countries has led the entire value chain to open markets for food sweeteners, thereby driving the demand for food sweeteners. 

The majority of countries with high absolute consumption of sugar falls in the category of emerging economies, and consequently, these nations have a high burden of lifestyle diseases, as pointed by the World Health Organization (WHO).​ The consumption of high-intensity sweeteners in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and Japan is expected to grow at lower rates, as the diet beverages market, the largest application sector, has matured. However, the demand in developing economies is expected to increase during the forecast period.

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Asia Pacific to Drive the Global Market

The demand for natural sweeteners is primarily due to the health food trend. The rising awareness regarding the harmful effects of excessive sugar consumption is augmenting the market’s growth. Companies, such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo, and Cargill, introduced products that contain natural sweeteners, which are expected to have positive effects on health. With the increase in sugar production in Brazil and smaller producing countries, such as the Russia Federation, South Africa, and Australia, these are offset by decreases in production in Europe and some key Asian countries. It is expected that sugarcane may account as the source for about 85% of the sugar output over the next decade, although some increase in sugar beet production is expected in Egypt, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the European Union. India and Indonesia are expected to scale up consumption while maintaining exports. However, in response to the new sugar excise tax on beverages, the industrial demand for sugar is likely to fall across Indonesia.

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Competitive Landscape

The food sweetener market is currently dominated by Cargill, Tate & Lyle PLC, Stevia First Corp, Ingredion, Pure Circle, Sudzucker, and AB Sugar, among others. Strong brand loyalty for brands, like Cargill, Stevia First Corp, and Tate & Lyle, in the emerging countries is the primary reason for these players enjoying a strong foothold in these markets. Acquisitions and new product launches are the most preferred growth strategies. Leading companies are focusing on expansion and partnerships. The leading companies are focused on launching innovative, low-calorie, and natural ingredient based products. Huge investments have been made in R&D to develop products for specific needs.

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Table Of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Sucrose (Common Sugar)

      2. 5.1.2 Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols

        1. 5.1.2.1 Dextrose

        2. 5.1.2.2 High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

        3. 5.1.2.3 Maltodextrin

        4. 5.1.2.4 Sorbitol

        5. 5.1.2.5 Xylitol

        6. 5.1.2.6 Others

      3. 5.1.3 High Intensity Sweeteners (HIS)

        1. 5.1.3.1 Sucralose

        2. 5.1.3.2 Aspartame

        3. 5.1.3.3 Saccharin

        4. 5.1.3.4 Cyclamate

        5. 5.1.3.5 Ace-K

        6. 5.1.3.6 Neotame

        7. 5.1.3.7 Stevia

        8. 5.1.3.8 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dairy

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Soups, Sauces and Dressings

      4. 5.2.4 Confectionery

      5. 5.2.5 Beverages

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.1.3 Mexico

        4. 5.3.1.4 Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 United Kingdom

        2. 5.3.2.2 Germany

        3. 5.3.2.3 France

        4. 5.3.2.4 Spain

        5. 5.3.2.5 Italy

        6. 5.3.2.6 Russia

        7. 5.3.2.7 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.3.3.3 India

        4. 5.3.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 South Africa

        2. 5.3.5.2 Saudi Arabia

        3. 5.3.5.3 Rest of Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Most Active Companies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Tate & Lyle PLC

      2. 6.4.2 Cargill Incorporated

      3. 6.4.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      4. 6.4.4 DuPont de Nemours, Inc

      5. 6.4.5 Ingredion Incorporated

      6. 6.4.6 Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 PureCircle Limited

      8. 6.4.8 NutraSweet Company

      9. 6.4.9 GLG Life Tech Corporation

      10. 6.4.10 Tereos S.A.

  7. *List Not Exhaustive
  8. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

  9. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MARKET

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