Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Monosodium Glutamate market is segmented by Application (Noodles, Soups and Broth, Meat Products, Seasonings and Dressings, and Other Applications) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of USD million for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Monosodium Glutamate Market Size
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: 4.8 %

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Market Overview

The monosodium glutamate (MSG) market is forecast to record a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic's difficult times negatively impacted the food and beverage industry. The international restrictions on MSG have damaged the food service industry and the MSG distribution chain. On the other hand, MSG consumption relatively showed a decent growth as the usage of processed foods has increased. During the COVID outbreak, stores and online marketplaces could stock up on processed goods in anticipation of sales, ensuring a consistent supply of MSG to its vendors.

One of the monosodium glutamate market's driving factors is the fast food outlet establishment and rising demand for fast food chains, which is predicted to enhance the market's growth due to the high demand for convenience meals and changing lifestyles around the world. Furthermore, the younger generation has a growing desire for taste, leading manufacturers to offer products with improved monosodium glutamate flavors.

The growing popularity of Asian food and the need for salt substitutes is transforming the global culinary scene. Thereby, MSG supply in Western countries has increased due to glutamate salt consumption, particularly in meat and other protein-rich goods.

Scope of the Report

MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a flavor enhancer in Chinese cuisine, canned veggies, soups, and processed meats. The global monosodium glutamate (MSG) market is segmented by application as noodles, soups and broth, meat products, seasonings and dressings, and other applications. Other MSG applications include adding MSG to other savory foods such as sauces and snacks/meals. In terms of Geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD million).

By Application
Noodles, Soups and Broth
Meat Products
Seasonings and Dressings
Other Applications
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rising Demand for Ready -To-Eat and Processed Food

Monosodium glutamate volume has increased due to the widespread usage of MSG in processed food manufacturing. In addition, an increase in the consumption of ready-to-eat and other processed meals is also a major factor responsible for the increased demand and production of MSG. Nowadays, as consumers are short on time and like to buy simple and quick things, it allows many large companies and new age manufacturers to enter the " Ready-to-eat" and "Ready-to-cook" food markets. Key players are striving to enter into the potential prospects of the food sector to foster innovation, adapt to quality measures, and boost usability to create such pre-cooked ready-to-eat foods and related opportunities in the Market.

Monosodium Glutamate Market Share

Asia-Pacific Witnessing a Prominent Share

China is a major producer of MSG, which is supplied to countries such as India, Thailand, and Indonesia, among others. MSG is a flavor enhancer in food items such as soups, canned vegetables, and processed meats. Its import demand has increased due to the growing demand for processed foods in developing nations such as India. Furthermore, as the need for flavor enhancers grows in developed countries, countries such as the United States and Russia are among the top importers of MSG from China and Indonesia.

As this industry's import and export percentages are low, all worldwide manufacturers are committed to growing their businesses and upgrading their business to this product to capture the target market. International corporations, such as Ajinomoto, have established plants in China.

Monosodium Glutamate Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

Key participants in the MSG market include Ajinomoto Co. Inc. and COFCO, which are expanding into previously unexplored potential markets like the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, and other countries by catering to rising consumer needs. These corporations, like others, are implementing expansion and investment plans to improve and expand their customer base. Expansions, acquisitions, and collaborations are the most common methods used by companies in the global MSG market.

Recent Developments

In 2020, Japanese food processing and seasoning company Ajinomoto was looking to expand its market share of MSG (Monosodium glutamate) in India. The company plans to expand its market presence in India's northern and western regions by expanding its sales network.

In 2019, the Ajinomoto Group established Ajinomoto Food Manufacturing Co. Ltd, a new company responsible for the manufacturing and packaging flavor enhancers and seasonings such as MSG and processed foods in Japan.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and 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 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


    1. 5.1 By Application

      1. 5.1.1 Noodles, Soups and Broth

      2. 5.1.2 Meat Products

      3. 5.1.3 Seasonings and Dressings

      4. 5.1.4 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Share Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Ajinomoto Co. Inc

      2. 6.4.2 COFCO

      3. 6.4.3 Ningxia Eppen Biotech Co. Ltd

      4. 6.4.4 Fufeng Group

      5. 6.4.5 Meihua Holdings Group Co. Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Gremount International Company Limited

      7. 6.4.7 Cargill Incorporated

      8. 6.4.8 Shandong Qilu Biotechnology Group Co.

      9. 6.4.9 Henan Lotus Flower Gourmet Powder Co.

      10. 6.4.10 Shandong Xinle Monosodium Glutamate Limited Company

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.8% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Ningxia Eppen Biotech Co., Ltd, Fufeng Group, Meihua Holdings Group Co., Ltd, Gremount International Co.,Ltd, Cargill Inc. are the major companies operating in Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Market.

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