United Kingdom Food Colorants Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

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.

UK Food Colorants Market Size

United Kingdom Food Colorants Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Forecast Data Period 2023 - 2028
Historical Data Period 2018 - 2021
CAGR 3.12 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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UK Food Colorants Market Analysis

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.

UK Food Colorants Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the UK Food Colorants Market according to our research experts:

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.


UK Food Colorants Industry Overview

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.

UK Food Colorants Market Leaders

  1. Koninklijke DSM N.V.

  2. BASF SE

  3. Chr. Hansen A/S

  4. Sensient Technologies

  5. Dohler Group

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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UK Food Colorants Market Report - 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

UK Food Colorants Industry Segmentation

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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UK Food Colorants Market Research FAQs

The United Kingdom Food Colorants Market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.12% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

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

United Kingdom Food Colorants Industry Report

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