United Kingdom Food Colorants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

United Kingdom Food Colorants Market is segmented by Type into Natural Color and Synthetic Color; By Application into Beverage, Dairy & Frozen Product, Bakery, Meat, Poultry & Seafood, Confectionery, and Others.

Market Snapshot

United Kingdom Food Colorants Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 3.12 %

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Market Overview

United Kingdom Food Colorants Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.12% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • In the European Union, food colors are regulated as food additives, under a comprehensive set of regulations, for food improvement agents. Presently, in the European Union, 39 colors are authorized as color additives, for usage in foods. The European food colorants market continues to capture the largest market share, due to the growing demand for clean label foods and health awareness.

Scope of the report

United Kingdom Food Colorants Market is segmented by type and application. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into Natural Color and Synthetic Color. On the basis of application into Beverage, Dairy & Frozen Product, Bakery, Meat, Poultry & Seafood, Confectionery, and Others.

By Product Type
Natural Color
Synthetic Color
By Application
Dairy & Frozen Product
Meat, Poultry & Seafood

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Processed Food

The food colorant market in the United Kingdom is driven by easily-available raw materials, which includes fruits and vegetables and increased consumption of packaged food, including beverages, ready to eat foods, and other products. Consumers in the United Kingdom align natural products with superior quality. For instance: colors derived from well-known sources, such as beetroot, grapes, cabbage, and paprika, are more readily-recognized and accepted by consumers. In the United Kingdom, rising food safety concerns are pressurizing manufacturing to adopt clean labels, which is triggering the demand for natural colors.


Natural Food Colorants Dominates the Overall Market

The growing health concerns among the consumers have given a boost to the demand for natural products in their everyday diet. This, in turn, increased the application of natural food colorants such as Allura red, carmoisine, ponceau 4R, quinoline yellow and others in the food and beverage industry.  Natural food coloring in the food & beverage industry is gaining popularity with an increasing number of natural food colors and dyes being produced commercially. Innovation in natural food colors to mitigate the application challenges faced by the food industry is one of the key approaches adopted by the companies so as to meet the propelling consumer demand.


Competitive Landscape

The United Kingdom food colorant market is competitive due to the presence of various global and local players in the country. The active companies in the United Kingdom food colorant market include Royal DSM, BASF SE, Chr. Hansen A/S and others. The product innovation and expansion are the two most adopted by the companies operating in the region.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Natural Color

      2. 5.1.2 Synthetic Color

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Beverage

      2. 5.2.2 Dairy & Frozen Product

      3. 5.2.3 Bakery

      4. 5.2.4 Meat, Poultry & Seafood

      5. 5.2.5 Confectionery

      6. 5.2.6 Others


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Position Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Koninklijke DSM N.V.

      2. 6.3.2 BASF SE

      3. 6.3.3 Chr. Hansen A/S

      4. 6.3.4 Sensient Technologies

      5. 6.3.5 Dohler Group

      6. 6.3.6 D.D. Williamson & Co

      7. 6.3.7 Givaudan (Naturex)

      8. 6.3.8 Dohler Group

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The United Kingdom Food Colorants Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The United Kingdom Food Colorants Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.12% over the next 5 years.

Koninklijke DSM N.V., BASF SE, Chr. Hansen A/S, Sensient Technologies, Dohler Group are the major companies operating in United Kingdom Food Colorants Market .

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