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

Germany Food Acidulants Market is segmented by Type (Citric acid, Phosphoric acid, Lactic acid, and Others), and by Application (Beverages, Bakery, Dairy, Meat, Confectionery, and Others)

Market Snapshot

Germany Food Acidulants Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 3.94 %

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Market Overview

Germany food acidulants market is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 3.94% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • Acidulants play a vital role in the Food & Beverages industry and are one of the fastest-growing segments due to their pH stabilizing properties and hence, sustain the product shelf life.
  • Citric acid is the most used acid in food products, due to its compatibility with most of the end products. In most processed foods, lactic acid is not only used to regulate acidity but also as an antioxidant and a preservative.
  • As the local consumers get more health-conscious, they have increased their demand for specificities from the products to its freshness and safety. The consumers’ interest in food and beverage products prepared from safe ingredients is, therefore, projected to remain strong in the near future and be a driving factor for the market.

Scope of the report

Germany Food Acidulants Market is segmented by type into citric acid, phosphoric acid, lactic acid, and others. Based on the application, the market is segmented by use in beverages, bakery, dairy, meat, confectionery, and other applications.

By Type
Citric acid
Phosphoric acid
Lactic acid
By Application
Meat and Seafood

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Key Market Trends

Prepared Food Sector is Expected to Foster Market Growth

German food companies are skillful in developing new products. The new products fad today is leaning towards healthy foods involving functional products such as prepared foods. Germany is a major market for food ingredients and additives in prepared foods. Ready-to-eat meals are very popular in the country, the concept of which originated in the United States, and were then tailored to the European tastes and lifestyles. The new products being developed represent a progressively growing market segment, increasing because of high demand on the part of working women who need to save time. The use of acidulants, particularly citric acid, is extensive in snacks and RTE foods in the country.

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Evolving Beverage Market Offers Vivid Application Potential for Citric Acid

The advancement in the beverage 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. Witnessing the beverage potential in Germany, many giant manufacturers are introducing specific acidulants used in the industry to the country. The beverage sector is a key pillar in Germany, and a major portion of agrarian products in Germany are processed by the industry to high-quality drinks. There is a high demand among German food and pharma manufacturers for citric acid, due to its low toxicity. Abiding by the regulations in the country, the beverage manufacturers in Germany use citric acid for the targeted acid enrichment of wines and basic champagne wines.

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Competitive Landscape

The Germany Food Acidulants Market is fragmented with the presence of several global as well as domestic players. The major opportunity for the players to grab the market is by launching innovative solutions to cater to the inflated demand for healthy drinks. The versatility and the cost of acidulants also play a major role in laying a heavy brand foundation. The global players have a strong hand due to their brand image and are, therefore, indulging in mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships with the local food industries to capture the country market. Moreover, rapid industrialization is also leading to the setup of many new industries that further promote the market.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables and 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 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Citric acid

      2. 5.1.2 Phosphoric acid

      3. 5.1.3 Lactic acid

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Beverages

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Dairy

      4. 5.2.4 Meat and Seafood

      5. 5.2.5 Confectionery

      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 Cargill Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 Brenntag Holding GmbH

      3. 6.3.3 Tate & Lyle plc

      4. 6.3.4 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      5. 6.3.5 Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH

      6. 6.3.6 Corbion NV

      7. 6.3.7 Merck KGaA


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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Germany Food Acidulants Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.94% over the next 5 years.

Cargill Inc., Tate & Lyle plc, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH, Corbion NV are the major companies operating in Germany Food Acidulants Market.

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