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

United Kingdom Food Sweetener Market is segmented by Type into Sucrose, Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols, High-Intensity Sweeteners; by Application into Dairy, Bakery, Beverages, Confectionery, Soups Sauces and Dressings, and Others.

Market Snapshot

uk food sweetener market size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 1.59 %
uk food sweetener market key players

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Market Overview

UK Food Sweetener is growing at a slower pace, registering a CAGR 1.59% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The increasing consumption of sweetened yoghurt and bakery products is expected to augment the growth of the market studied in the country. Furthermore, according to WHO, not more than 10% of the food energy should be derived from sugar.
  • In United Kingdom, sugar substitutes is the fastest growing market. Xylitol accounts for the largest share of around 20%, primarily due to its extensive applications in beverage and bakery segments.
  • Furthermore, the country is witnessing sales for products that use stevia in combination with sugar, in order to provide great taste, along with low calories. 

Scope of the Report

United Kingdom Food Sweetener Market is segmented by Type into Sucrose, Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols, High Intensity Sweeteners. By Application the market is segmented into Dairy, Bakery, Beverages, Confectionery, Soups Sauces and Dressings and Others.

By Product Type
Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
Other Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols
High Intensity Sweeteners (HIS)
Other High Intensity Sweeteners
By Application
Soups, Sauces and Dressings
Other Applications

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Key Market Trends

Xylitol Accounts For The Largest Share

Xylitol is widely approved for use in food around the world. It is also extensively approved for use in oral hygiene products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and toiletries. The interest in xylitol has increased considerably in recent years, due to many commercial applications in different industrial sectors like food, dental related products, and pharmaceuticals. As xylitol is costly, it currently represents a small fraction of the market share.  The growth driver for xylitol (as for other low-calorie sweeteners), is the growing number of diabetes people in the country. The xylitol has its major applications in chewing gum and other applications, where it benefits from a unique profile in adding sweetness, intensifying minty flavours and improving dental health apart from being a low-calorie sweetener.

uk food sweetener market trends

Bakery Industry has the Major Application

Sugar is one of the essential ingredients in baked goods that assist in Maillard reaction, thus giving the desirable golden brown appearance. Moreover, it also acts as hygroscopic, meaning it attracts and holds water molecules agent, thus providing desirable texture as well as mouthfeel. Cakes and biscuits for low energy supply, also aimed at diabetic subjects, can be sweetened with low levels of aspartame in combination with fructose, sorbitol, and xylitol. Sweeteners are used widely in all the applications, and its closest substitute is HFCS. The market share of other caloric sweeteners is not significant. However, their shares are rising in the forecast period due to increasing cases of obesity, diabetes, and growing health concerns among the consumers.

uk food sweetener market growth

Competitive Landscape

United Kingdom Food Sweetener Market is a fragmented market with the presence of various players. Major players are bringing innovatoions in their products and are expanding their product portfolio to maintain the position in the market. Players are also focusing on natural and clean label products since consumers are becoming more health conscious. Some of the major players in the united kingdom food sweetener market are Tate & Lyle PLC, Cargill Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, DuPont among others.

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 Force 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 Sucrose

      2. 5.1.2 Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols

        1. Dextrose

        2. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

        3. Maltodextrin

        4. Sorbitol

        5. Xylitol

        6. Other Starch Sweeteners and Sugar Alcohols

      3. 5.1.3 High Intensity Sweeteners (HIS)

        1. Sucralose

        2. Aspartame

        3. Saccharin

        4. Cyclamate

        5. Ace-K

        6. Neotame

        7. Stevia

        8. Other High Intensity Sweeteners

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Dairy

      2. 5.2.2 Bakery

      3. 5.2.3 Soups, Sauces and Dressings

      4. 5.2.4 Confectionery

      5. 5.2.5 Beverages

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications


    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 Tate & Lyle PLC

      2. 6.4.2 Cargill Incorporated

      3. 6.4.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      4. 6.4.4 DuPont

      5. 6.4.5 Ingredion Incorporated

      6. 6.4.6 PureCircle Limited

      7. 6.4.7 GLG Life Tech Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 Tereos S.A.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The United Kingdom Food Sweetener Market is growing at a CAGR of 1.59% over the next 5 years.

Tate & Lyle, Cargill, DuPont, Ingredion are the major companies operating in United Kingdom Food Sweetener Market.

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