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

India Food Colorants Market is segmented by Type (Natural Color and Synthetic Color) and Application (Beverages, Dairy and Frozen Products, Bakery, Meat, Poultry, and Seafood, Confectionery, Oils and Fats, and Other Applications)

Market Snapshot

India Food Colorants Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 5.3 %
India Food Colorants Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Indian food colorants market is projected to witness a CAGR of 5.3% over the forecast period (2020- 2025).

  • The food colorants market in the country is dominated by the small-scale food industries, including confectionery, snacks and sweet, and beverage, and some multinational industries.
  • Thee Food Safety and Standard Authority of India regulates the food colorants market of the country. At present, the regulatory body only permits eight synthetic food colorants with the limit not exceeding the ADI value, and hence, food manufacturers are allowed to use these chemicals in the food in the restricted amount. 
  • Synthetic colorants hold a prominent share in the Indian food colorants market, followed by natural colorants. With an increase in the consumer demand, the natural color market is growing at a much faster rate.

Scope of the Report

The Indian food colorants market is segmented by type into natural and synthetic. By application, the market is segmented into beverages, dairy and frozen products, bakery, meat, poultry, and seafood, confectionery, oils and fats, and other applications.

By Product Type
Natural Color
Synthetic Color
By Application
Dairy and Frozen Products
Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Oils and Fats
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

Easy Availability of Raw Materials

The Indian food colorants market is driven by the easy availability of raw materials, which include fruits and vegetables. In India, the production of fruits and vegetables is high, owing to the presence of a vast production area. Orange colors derived from achiote, saffron, and carrots are highly produced in the country. The changing lifestyle and growth in the economic stability have led to the rising consumer demand for appealing food, thereby leading to the rise in the food colorants market of the country. Therefore, numerous local players are entering the market seeking an opportunity for growth.

India Food Colorants Market Key Trends

Synthetic Colors Dominate the Market

The synthetic food color segment dominates the Indian food colorants market. The consumers of the country prefer the consumption of low-priced food products, which leads to higher utilization of synthetic colors in the processed food industry, as the color of the food plays a significant role in enhancing the visuals and the appetite. The FSSAI, an Indian regulatory body, allows the food colors in different foods. Colors, such as tartrazine, sunset yellow, quinoline yellow, indigo carmine, and amaranth, are the synthetic colors that are widely used in the market studied.

India Food Colorants Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The market holds a significant share of regional players. However, the global players have vast product lines and geographical reach, which gives them an upper hand over the market studied. The most active companies of the market studied include Chr Hansen, DD Williamson, and DSM. The players are engaged in the launch of new strategies, with an aim to entice more consumers to their offerings.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      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 Beverages

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy and Frozen Products

      3. 5.2.3 Bakery

      4. 5.2.4 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood

      5. 5.2.5 Confectionery

      6. 5.2.6 Oils and Fats

      7. 5.2.7 Other Applications


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Chr. Hansen Holding A / S

      2. 6.3.2 D.D. Williamson

      3. 6.3.3 Dohler

      4. 6.3.4 Kalsec Inc.

      5. 6.3.5 BASF SE

      6. 6.3.6 Riken Vitamin Co. Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 Kancor Ingredients Private Limited

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The India Food Colorants Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.3% over the next 5 years.

Chr. Hansen Holding A / S, D.D. Williamson, Döhler, Kalsec Inc, Kancor are the major companies operating in India Food Colorants Market.

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