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

France Food Acidulants Market is segmented by Type (Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Acetic Acid, Phosphoric Acid, and Others), and By Application (Bakery, Confectionery, Beverages, Dairy and Frozen Products, Meat Products and Others)

Market Snapshot

france food acidulants market summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 3.2 %

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Market Overview

France Food Acidulants Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The France food acidulants market is driven by increased demand for processed food and beverages market and abundant availability, lower-cost production, and multi-functional attributes are few factors augmenting the growth of the acidulant market.
  • A wide scope of application in the food and beverage industry coupled with the range of functional benefits provided by food acidulants are key factors driving the food acidulants market.
  • The key potential this industry sees is in the form of manufacturers adopting technologies to improve their production processes to meet the capacity requirements.

Scope of the report

France food acidulants market is segmented based on type into citric acid, acetic acid, lactic acid, phosphoric acid, and others. Based on the application segment, the market involves bakery, confectionery, beverages, dairy and frozen products, meat products, and others.

By Type
Citric Acid
Acetic Acid
Lactic Acid
Phosphoric Acid
By Application
Dairy and Frozen Products
Meat Products

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Key Market Trends

Rising Trend of Specialty Food Ingredients

Specialty acidulants offer various functional properties. They act as antioxidants, curing and pickling agents, flavor enhancers, flavoring agents, leavening agents, pH control agents, sequestrate, and synergists. Acidulants influence the pH, and therefore, influence the environment of the micro-organisms and the effectiveness of preservatives.​ Citric acid is the most used acid in food products due to its compatibility with most end products.  In most processed foods, lactic acid is not only used to regulate acidity but also as an antioxidant and a preservative

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Increased Utilization in Confectionery Segment

The development in the confectionery industry dedicated to health-oriented consumers with the development of low-calorie, organic products are gaining a large number of consumer base supplementing the growth of additives market including food acidulants.​ In addition, the booming demand for premium chocolates among work professionals and burgeoning millennials have significantly increased chocolate consumption. Sour confectionery is one of the fastest-growing sub-segments of the confectionery market and the sourness is provided by the acidulants such as malic and fumaric acid which offers functional properties and are inexpensive. They also function as a flavor compliment to some sweetness profiles.

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Competitive Landscape

France food acidulants market is consolidated with major players holding the maximum share in the market. The key players have intensely embarked on industry consolidation, by leveraging their distribution network, entering into partnerships with local distributors in the emerging sectors, and developing new products with customization. The prominent players in the market are Jungbunzlauer Holding AG, Tate & Lyle PLC, Brenntag AG, and Corbion N.V.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Citric Acid

      2. 5.1.2 Acetic Acid

      3. 5.1.3 Lactic Acid

      4. 5.1.4 Phosphoric Acid

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery

      2. 5.2.2 Confectionery

      3. 5.2.3 Beverages

      4. 5.2.4 Dairy and Frozen Products

      5. 5.2.5 Meat Products

      6. 5.2.6 Others


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Merck KGaA

      2. 6.3.2 Deca Chimie

      3. 6.3.3 Brenntag AG

      4. 6.3.4 Corbion N.V.

      5. 6.3.5 Tate & Lyle PLC

      6. 6.3.6 Suntran Industrial Group Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 Jungbunzlauer Holding AG


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Frequently Asked Questions

The France Food Acidulants Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The France Food Acidulants Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.2% over the next 5 years.

Tate & Lyle PLC, Corbion N.V., Jungbunzlauer Holding AG, Merck KGaA, Brenntag AG are the major companies operating in France Food Acidulants Market.

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