South America Food Emulsifiers Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The South America Food Emulsifiers Market is segmented by Type (Lecithin, Monoglyceride, Diglyceride & Derivatives, Sorbitan Ester, Polyglycerol Ester, and Other Types), Application (Dairy, Bakery, Meat, Poultry & Seafood, Beverage, Confectionery, and Other Applications) and Geography

Market Snapshot

South America Food Emulsifiers Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 5.45 %

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Market Overview

South America food emulsifiers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.45% during the forecast period (2020-2025)

  • The South American region is a potential market, with the upcoming developments and rising disposable incomes. The demand for processed foods has risen dramatically in these regions, which promotes the use of food emulsifiers to clear the health safety checks and provide ample quantity.
  • By application, bakery and confectionery dominate the market. Emulsifiers have various functional properties, such as protein strengthening, starch complexing, and aerating which makes it highly used under the bakery and confectionery sector.
  • Global players are extensively entering the developing South America market by acquiring the local players of the region. Therefore, mergers and acquisition is the major strategy adopted by the leading players in order to strengthen their position in the market studied.

Scope of the report

The South America food emulsifiers market is available as lecithin, monoglyceride, diglyceride, and derivatives, sorbitan ester, polyglycerol ester, and other types. By Application, the market is segmented into dairy, bakery, meat, poultry & seafood, beverage, confectionery, and other applications.

By Type
Monoglyceride, Diglyceride & Derivatives
Sorbitan Ester
Polyglycerol Ester
Other Types
By Application
Meat, Poultry & Seafood
Other Applications
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Specialty Food Ingredients

The consumers in South America have an interest in innovative and high-quality food products leading to drive the food industry. Moreover, owing to the increasing incidences of obesity in the region, the consumer inclination towards specialty ingredients drastically augmented. Moreover, an aging population has led to a growing interest in attaining wellness through healthy diets which also resulted in increased demand for specialty food ingredients in the region. Additionally, the consumers are highly aware of the global trends such as convenience, reliance, quality, pleasure, well-being, and sustainability that are the relevant attributes considered by the consumers, while purchasing food products. This is also encouraging the food and beverage manufacturers to use specialty ingredients including specialty emulsifiers such as Soy lecithin, mono- and diglycerides and others in their products.

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Brazil is the Largest Market

Brazil is the world's fifth-largest and South America’s largest economy. It is the largest country in South America, with the highest population, largest GDP, and the greatest number of trades in the continent. Additionally, Brazil is known for the increasing purchasing power of the consumers and an appetite for innovative, safe, and high-quality food products. As the income levels of consumers are increasing, the consumption of premium food is also increasing. Hence, it provides good opportunities to the processed food market, including the food emulsifiers market. The global players are expanding their business in the country with an aim to augment their market share as the country provides wider growth opportunities to the players. In 2017, Danish-based emulsifier specialist Palsgaard acquired Brazilian food ingredients company Candon Aditivos para Alimentos to expand their business in the country after witnessing the company’s capabilities within the cake emulsification sector. Thus, driving the South America emulsifiers market.

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Competitive Landscape

The South America food emulsifiers market is highly competitive owing to the presence of varied regional and global players in the market studied. Major players are focusing on merger and acquisition strategies to capture the maximum market share. Acquiring these brands enable diversification and give these players access to stable cash flows and growth opportunities.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 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


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Lecithin

      2. 5.1.2 Monoglyceride, Diglyceride & Derivatives

      3. 5.1.3 Sorbitan Ester

      4. 5.1.4 Polyglycerol Ester

      5. 5.1.5 Other Types

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dairy

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Meat, Poultry & Seafood

      4. 5.2.4 Beverage

      5. 5.2.5 Confectionery

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Brazil

      2. 5.3.2 Argentina

      3. 5.3.3 Colombia

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of South America


    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 Corbion NV

      2. 6.4.2 Cargill, Incorporated

      3. 6.4.3 Archer Daniels Midland

      4. 6.4.4 BASF SE

      5. 6.4.5 Kerry Group plc

      6. 6.4.6 Ingredion Incorporated

      7. 6.4.7 RIKEN VITAMIN Co., Ltd.

      8. 6.4.8 Stepan Company

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The South America Food Emulsifiers Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The South America Food Emulsifiers Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.45% over the next 5 years.

Cargill, Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland, BASF SE , Kerry Group plc, Ingredion Incorporated are the major companies operating in South America Food Emulsifiers Market.

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