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

India 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, and Others

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR%: 1.2%

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Market Overview

India food sweetner market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 1.1% during the forecast period of (2019-2024):

  • India is the second-largest producer and the largest consumer of sugar in the world. There is a rising prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and cardiac diseases, due to high consumption of sugar-based products. This, in turn, is augmenting the demand for sweeteners.

  • Artificial sweeteners are experiencing high demand due to changed regulatory environment and permission for using sweeteners in dairy products, biscuits, and confectionery.

  • In India, in 2016, the overall production of sugarcane declined by 12% over the previous year. The Indian Sugar Mill Association (ISMA) reported that a weak monsoon in sugarcane-growing states, like Maharashtra and Karnataka, is the primary reason for decline in production volumes.

Scope of the Report

The market study of India 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 Product Type
Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
High Intensity Sweeteners (HIS)
By Application
Soups, Sauces and Dressings

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Key Market Trends

Growing Diabetic Population

Currently, more than 62 million Indians are affected by diabetes, which is more than 7.1% of the adult population. The average age on onset is 42.5 years. Furthermore, nearly one million Indians die due to diabetes every year. In terms of Gender, Females account for more than half of the diabetic population in India. People in the age group of 40-74 have shown high risk of diabetes in India. Consumers have adopted artificial sweeteners due to increasing awareness on risks associated with diabetes. The India diabetic population is expected to reach 100 million in the next five years, which is driving the consumers’ preference toward sugar substitutes


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Fastest Growing Sweetener Segment: Stevia

Stevia is a 100% natural and zero-calorie sweetener. The growing awareness about the health benefits of stevia over sugar has led to an increase in its demand. Other factors influencing the demand for stevia are lifestyle changes, government initiatives on reducing the sugar intake and the need to combat health problems like obesity and diabetes. In 2013, the government approved the production of stevia in the Indian subcontinent. Jaggery is gaining traction in the Indian market, arguably due to the fact that it is perceived to be a healthier alternative to sugar. Stevia is used in convenience foods, baked foods, sugar confectionery items, and beverages, among others. Beverages account for the majority share in the market. Thus, Stevia is estimated to be the fastest growing sweetener segment over the forecast period.


Competitive Landscape

Companies operating in the sweetener market have adapted strategies for market evolution, which primarily target their investments, in order to gain higher market share. The market is highly fragmented, with many Indian players trying to gain a competitive advantage through various factors, like innovation, design, etc. Rapid expansion of the Indian players is considered to be the key market strategy. The sugar substitutes market is dominated by International players, such as Cargill, ADM, and Tate and Lyle.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Market


    1. 2.1 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Drivers

    2. 4.2 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

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.3.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. Market Segmentation

    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Sucrose

      2. 5.1.2 Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols

        1. Dextrose

        2. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

        3. Maltodextrin

        4. Sorbitol

        5. Xylitol

        6. Others

      3. 5.1.3 High Intensity Sweeteners (HIS)

        1. Sucralose

        2. Aspartame

        3. Saccharin

        4. Cyclamate

        5. Ace-K

        6. Neotame

        7. Stevia

        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

  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

      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

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The India Food Sweetener Market is valued at 1.2% in 2016.

Tate & Lyle, Cargill Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, DuPont, Ingredion Incorporated are the major companies operating in India Food Sweetener Market.

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