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

South America Lactic Acid Market is segmented By Source (Natural and Synthetic), By Application (Bakery, Confectionery, Meat, Poultry and Seafood, Dairy Product, Beverage, Fruits and Vegetable, Others), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

South America Lactic Acid Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 7.4 %
South America Lactic Acid Market Major Players

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Market Overview

South America Lactic Acid Market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.4%, during the forecast period, 2020 - 2025.

  • Natural lactic acid has been the most in-demand type of lactic acid in the market. Its
    use as a preservative has been well known for ages. With the trending concept
    of natural, bio-preservatives are gaining momentum.
  • The distinct role of lactic acid within the confectionery segment has been a driving factor for the lactic acid market, which can otherwise be replaced by other organic acids.

Scope of the report

South America Lactic Acid Market is segmented by source, application, and geography. On the basis of source, the market is segmented by natural and synthetic. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into bakery, confectionery, meat, poultry and seafood, dairy product, beverages, fruits and vegetables, and others. Based on geography, the report provides a regional analysis, which includes Brazil, Columbia, and the rest of South America.

By Source
By Application
Meat, Poultry and Seafood
Dairy Product
Fruits and Vegetable
By Geography
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

High Demand for Food Acidulants

Owing to various functional properties of lactic acid, it is used as a key ingredient in food & beverage products. Lactic acid has its wide scope of application in the food and beverage industry coupled with the range of functional benefits provided by food acidulants are key factors driving the food acidulants market in South America. In addition, the robust growth in the food and beverage sector majorly supports the market worldwide. With the economic development along with changing consumer behavior in South America, the region outshines as a promising market for the food and beverage industry supplementing the consumption of food acidulants.

South America Lactic Acid Market Share

Brazil holds a Prominent Share in the Market Studied

The current dynamics of the Brazilian lactic acid market is expected to earn a major regional share in the lactic acid market. Owing to the increased scenario of production industries in Brazil region and usage of lactic acid as an ingredient to tailor products strictly in accordance with the consumer needs is providing a handsome opportunity in the market. Brazil has the third-largest dairy herd in the world behind the European Union and India. Tailoring of the many dairy-free or vegan foods in the region requires the usage of lactic acid, which is propelling the growth of the market. Increased usage in dairy products, such as ice cream and cheese is driving the growth of the lactic acid market in the South America region.

South America Lactic Acid Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The major competitors in the South American lactic acid market prefer investment in new product development, widening the application market, and marketing strategy due to volatility in commodity costs to maintain their position. The company targeting less energy consumption and lowering the production cost as a competitive strategy in the market. Some of the major players in the market studied are Corbion NV, Cargill, Incorporated, Cellulac, Galactic among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables & Study Assumptions

    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 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 Source

      1. 5.1.1 Natural

      2. 5.1.2 Synthetic

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Bakery

      2. 5.2.2 Confectionery

      3. 5.2.3 Meat, Poultry and Seafood

      4. 5.2.4 Dairy Product

      5. 5.2.5 Beverage

      6. 5.2.6 Fruits and Vegetable

      7. 5.2.7 Others

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Brazil

      2. 5.3.2 Columbia

      3. 5.3.3 Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Corbion NV

      2. 6.3.2 Cargill, Incorporated

      3. 6.3.3 Cellulac plc

      4. 6.3.4 Galactic

      5. 6.3.5 Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Co., Ltd.

      6. 6.3.6 Foodchem International Corporation

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The South America Lactic Acid Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The South America Lactic Acid Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.4% over the next 5 years.

Corbion NV, Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Co., Ltd., Cargill, Incorporated, Galactic are the major companies operating in South America Lactic Acid Market.

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