Sorbitol Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Sorbitol Market is segmented by Type (Liquid Sorbitol, Powder/Crystal Sorbitol), By Application (Confectionery, Bakery, Frozen Food, Dietary Supplements, Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetic and personal care, and Others), and By Geography(North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Sorbitol Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 -2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.5 %
Sorbitol Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The global sorbitol market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

As the COVID-19 outbreak continued to spread globally, it has disrupted the entire supply chain, affecting the manufacturers' consumption patterns and investment plans by forcing companies to adopt different and new operations policies with an eye on health and well-being problems for manufacturers in the production line. COVID-19 has led to a decrease in the demand for sugar worldwide and has impacted the sugar industry, which is driving the demand for sorbitol. Consumers have become more conscious about their health and looking for food products that offer them health benefits. Also, the awareness regarding the harmful effect of sugar on health is increasing among consumers, and therefore, people are more inclined toward low-calorie and low-sugar food products, which drives the market.

Moreover, the increasing prevalence of diabetes and the rising number of health-conscious people is increasing the demand for sorbitol in the food industry as it offers low-calorie and low-sugar content. For instance, According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, approximately 34.2 million people in the U.S. are suffering from diabetes which makes it about 10.5% of the population.

Growing consumer perception towards product benefits derived from natural ingredients is expected to drive the demand. The shift in preference towards organic personal care & cosmetic products owing to health & safety factors is expected to positively influence market growth. Increasing demand for low-calorie artificial sweeteners, particularly for diabetic patients, is likely to surge in sorbitol market growth. Also, raising awareness about dietary supplements and their nutritional benefits is also likely to have a positive impact on the industry in the near future. The demand for sorbitol will increase among consumers and in various industries due to rising health concerns and more inclination of consumers towards healthy products to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Scope of the Report

Sorbitol, a sweet-tasting crystalline compound found in some fruit, is a sugar alcohol that the human body metabolizes slowly. Sorbitol is used to impart taste and sweetness. The global sorbitol market is segmented by type into liquid sorbitol and powder/crystal sorbitol. By applications, it is segmented into confectionery, bakery, frozen food, dietary supplements, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and personal care. By 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 Product Type
Liquid Sorbitol
Powder/Crystal Sorbitol
By Application
Confectionery
Bakery
Frozen Food
Dietary Supplements
Beverages
Pharmaceuticals
Cosmetics and Personal Care
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
Spain
United Kingdom
Germany
France
Italy
Russia
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Australia
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand From Emerging Countries

The shift in preference for convenience, driven largely by urbanization, a growing number of women in the workforce, and rising household incomes, among others, are driving the demand for artificial sweeteners, such as sorbitol, in emerging economies. Sorbitol is mainly used in the manufacture of confectionery, baked goods, and chocolate as a sweetener or moisture-stabilizing agent. The moisture-stabilizing action of sorbitol makes it a preferable choice for products that dry or harden faster, thus maintaining freshness during storage. Heart diseases and health issues are also a major concern in emerging countries. This is likely to drive the market for artificial sweeteners, which is one among the emerging food sweeteners that are non-caloric sweeteners and are 600 times sweeter than sugar.

Sorbitol Market Sugar: Sugar Consumption in Million Metric Tons, Emerging Countries 2021

North America Holds Significant Market Share

Rising concerns among the North American population regarding the adverse health effects caused due to the degradation of packaged goods, like bread rolls, frozen desserts, and chocolates, are expected to promote the usage of sorbitol, as it helps enhance the shelf life of such products. The market in the United States is now identified as saturated, in the case of both natural and artificial sweeteners, thereby leading to a slow pace of growth. Mexico is a high potential market for natural and artificial sweetener products. The country has a high proportion of obese population. The Mexican government’s decision to increase the tax on sugary drinks by 10% highlights its serious intent to reduce sugar consumption. Over the review period, sugar consumption was adversely affected by strong campaigns from the government, primarily to spread awareness regarding the harmful effects of obesity. These factors are responsible for the highly competitive nature of the food sweetener market in the country.

Sorbitol Market: Market Size (%), By Geography, Global, 2021

Competitive Landscape

The global sorbitol market is currently competitive with the presence of major players such as Cargill, Merck, DuPont, Archer Daniels Midland Company, American International Foods Inc., SPI Pharma Inc., etc., altogether accounting for the highest market share. Strong brand loyalty for brands like Cargill and DuPont in emerging countries is the primary reason for these players enjoying a strong foothold in these markets. Acquisitions and new product launches are the most preferred growth strategies. Leading companies are focusing on expansions and partnerships. The market leaders are focused on launching innovative, low-calorie, and natural ingredient-based products. Huge investments have been made in R&D to develop products for specific needs.

Recent Development

  • In 2021, Archer Daniels Midland Company, a global leader in nutrition and agricultural origination and processing, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Sojaprotein, a leading European provider of non-GMO soy ingredients in Chicago.
  • In 2021, US-based food processor Cargill plans to acquire the bio-industrial business of the British specialty chemical maker Croda for about USD 1 billion to is continuing its push into biobased chemicals in Europe, Asia, and the Netherlands.
  • In 2020, Ingredion has signed a strategic distribution agreement with Batory Foods. The arrangement has been integrated for Ingredion’s distributor’s presence in Southern California for helping food and beverage manufacturers to get the ingredients which they require for producing and bringing their products to the market.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Liquid Sorbitol

      2. 5.1.2 Powder/Crystal Sorbitol

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Confectionery

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Frozen Food

      4. 5.2.4 Dietary Supplements

      5. 5.2.5 Beverages

      6. 5.2.6 Pharmaceuticals

      7. 5.2.7 Cosmetics and Personal Care

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.1.3 Mexico

        4. 5.3.1.4 Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 Spain

        2. 5.3.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.2.3 Germany

        4. 5.3.2.4 France

        5. 5.3.2.5 Italy

        6. 5.3.2.6 Russia

        7. 5.3.2.7 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.3.3.3 India

        4. 5.3.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.3.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. 5.3.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.3.5.1 South Africa

        2. 5.3.5.2 Saudi Arabia

        3. 5.3.5.3 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    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 Cargill Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 DuPont

      3. 6.4.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      4. 6.4.4 Roquette Freres

      5. 6.4.5 Tereos Group

      6. 6.4.6 Ingredion Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 American International Foods Inc.

      8. 6.4.8 SPI Pharma Inc.

      9. 6.4.9 Gulshan Polyols Ltd

      10. 6.4.10 Sunar Misir

    5. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MARKET

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Sorbitol Market market is studied from 2016 - 2027.

The Sorbitol Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Cargill Inc., DuPont, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, Roquette Freres, Tereos Group are the major companies operating in Sorbitol Market.

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