Rice Syrup Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

The Rice Syrup Market is Segmented by Rice Type (Brown Rice and White Rice), Category (Organic and Conventional), Application (Bakery and Confectionery, Beverages, Dessert and Dairy, Meat, Poultry, and Seafood, Instant Formula, and Other Applications), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market sizes and forecast in USD million for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Rice Syrup Market Overview
Study Period: 2016-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 4.1 %

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Market Overview

The rice syrup market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic had a very short-term effect on the food processing industry due to trade restrictions and strict government regulations. However, the overall food and beverage industry saw a rise during the pandemic. According to the International Trade Administration (ITA), the food and beverage industry experienced a 7.8% increase in 2019 compared to 2018 and had an expected growth of 16% in 2021.

The market is likely to be driven by several factors, such as a wide range of applications of rice syrup as an alternative sweetener and the increasing popularity of organic rice syrups. The presence of high starch content in rice syrups makes them extensively useful in food processing industries. Brown rice is widely accepted by consumers as a natural sweetener alternative.

Growing demand for organic and natural sweeteners was observed due to the increasing health consciousness among consumers and product developers. However, there are very few natural sweeteners available in the market. Due to this reason, new product launches with natural ingredients, such as rice syrup, are anticipated to drive the growth of the rice syrup market during the forecast period. In Europe, rice syrup is the most preferred natural sweetener used in food processing industries.

Scope of the Report

Rice syrup is made by fermenting the rice and subjecting it to natural enzymes, which turns the starch present in the rice into sugar. The liquid produced through this procedure is then heated and turned into syrup.

The scope of the market is segmented by rice type, origin, application, and geography. For each segment, the market sizing and forecast have been done on the basis of value (in USD million).

By Rice Type
Brown Rice
White Rice
By Category
By Application
Bakery and Confectionery
Dessert and Dairy
Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
Instant Formula
Other Applications
By Geography
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
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rising Demand for Natural Sweetener

The rising health consciousness in individuals surged the demand for natural sweeteners. Organic rice syrups are naturally prepared and gluten-free. Along with being allergen-free, these syrups are suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets, compensating for the absence of honey as a sweetener. Liquid rice glucose, prepared from rice syrup, acts as a natural sweetener that can be used in many forms. Due to the rising health consciousness, manufacturers are considering liquid rice glucose as a natural sweetener for their products. Manufacturers like Cargill Inc. and California Natural Products Inc. observed the demand for natural sweeteners and launched new products with different ingredients like brown rice syrup. Moreover, rice syrup is considered a healthier alternative to corn syrup, which contains more calories and is widely used in high-temperature cooking and candy making.

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Europe is Expected to Dominate the Rice Syrup Market

Europe is projected to dominate the rice syrup market during the forecast period. The growing popularity of organic, natural, and healthy ingredients in the food is expected to be a potential driver for the growth of the rice syrup market in the region during the forecast period. Furthermore, several stringent regulations by the European Union (EU) over the distribution of rice syrup are imbibing a sense of confidence among health-conscious consumers, thereby fueling the sales of rice syrup in Europe. The demand for rice syrup in households is driving the market further. Consumers in the region are inclined toward different syrups as a part of their breakfast ingredients, thus boosting the demand for rice syrup. The growing bakery industry in the region is also adding to the demand for rice syrups as an ingredient.

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Competitive Landscape

The market has many players and is fragmented in nature. California Natural Products Inc., Axiom Foods Inc., Wuhu Deli Foods Co. Ltd, Cargill Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, and Pure Life Organic Foods Ltd are some of the key players in the rice syrup market. These market players adopt innovative technologies to manufacture high-quality rice syrups to help maintain and increase their customer base in the rice syrup market. To increase their rice syrup market’s share, companies focus more on the growth prospects in the fast-growing segments while maintaining their positions in the slow-growing segments.

Recent Developments

In 2018, Ciranda Inc., a global organic, non-GMO, and fair trade ingredient supplier, collaborated with a Pakistan-based rice exporter, Matco Foods Ltd., to produce two varieties of sweeteners, viz., organic clarified rice syrup and organic rice syrup. Both these products are prepared from brown rice.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Rice Type

      1. 5.1.1 Brown Rice

      2. 5.1.2 White Rice

    2. 5.2 By Category

      1. 5.2.1 Organic

      2. 5.2.2 Conventional

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Bakery and Confectionery

      2. 5.3.2 Beverages

      3. 5.3.3 Dessert and Dairy

      4. 5.3.4 Meat, Poultry, and Seafood

      5. 5.3.5 Instant Formula

      6. 5.3.6 Other Applications

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      2. 6.3.2 Gulshan Polyols Ltd

      3. 6.3.3 Axiom Foods Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 California Natural Products Inc.

      5. 6.3.5 Suzanne's Specialties Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 Wuhu Deli Foods Co. Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 Pure Life Organic Foods Ltd

      8. 6.3.8 Cargill Incorporated

      9. 6.3.9 Associated British Foods PLC

      10. 6.3.10 Bharat Gluco Industries Pvt. Ltd

    4. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Rice Syrup Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Rice Syrup Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.1% over the next 5 years.

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

Europe holds highest share in 2021.

Archer Daniels Midland Company, California Natural Products Inc., Axiom Foods Inc., Wuhu Deli Foods Co. Ltd, Cargill Incorporated are the major companies operating in Rice Syrup Market.

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