Xanthan Gum Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

Global Xanthan Gum Market is segmented by type (Synthetic and Natural), form (Liquid and Dry), Application (Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Personal care, Oil & Gas and Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Xanthan Gum Market Summary
Study Period: 2022-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 5.7 %
Xanthan Gum Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Global xanthan gum market is growing at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

In Covid-19, Many manufacturing was shut down, which resulted in delayed delivery. This impacted the hydrocolloids like Xanthan Gum. It has been one of the key ingredients in many food products. As the industry is shut, Xanthan witnessed low demand.

The market growth is attributed to its wide range of functions, including thickeners, stabilizers, fat replacers, coating material, gelling agents, fertilizer, detergent, adhesives, sealants, and others used in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal care products. Also, technological advancements of enhanced oil recovery (EORs) and hydraulic fracturing have resulted in increased availability of shale gas and tight oil, which ensures the growth of the xanthan gum market. In addition, favorable regulatory guidelines are fueling the market. For instance, the U.S. FDA recognized using xanthan gum for direct human consumption as safe under the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 21, allowing use in food & beverage and pharmaceutical products.

However, the health hazards that arise from its consumption, such as swelling of the intestine and slow absorption of sugar, are restraining the market. Also, the availability of substitute products such as guar gum and cassia gum is a significant challenge for the xanthan gum market.

Scope of the Report

Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide produced by the fermentation of carbohydrates by a gram-negative bacterium (Xanthomonas campestris). It is a thickening and suspending agent used especially in pharmaceuticals and prepared foods. The global xanthan gum market has been segmented by application, Food and Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Personal care, and Cosmetics. By Function, the market is segmented into Thickening Agent, Stabilizing Agent, Suspending Agent, and Glutin Replacer. Geography segmentation includes North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, the Middle East, and Africa. The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

By Application
Food and Beverages
Personal care and Cosmetics
By Function
Thickening Agent
Stablizing Agent
Suspending Agent
Glutin Replacer
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emrates
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increased Consumption of Gluten-free Products

Xanthan gum is a common food additive used as a substitute for gluten, the protein that gives wheat flour its structure. It is generally used with non-gluten-containing flour to make gluten-free products with good structure and texture. This demand is due to the growing awareness of the health issues resulting from gluten consumption, such as celiac disease, and the regulatory guidelines from the FDA and USDA to limit gluten content in food products. A survey was carried out by the Mayo Clinic, which showed the three groups of people opting for a gluten-free diet. The first is the one with diagnosed celiac disease, the second with undiagnosed celiac disease, and the third group consists of the people without celiac disease who are avoiding gluten. Many consumers avoid glutin for weight loss and other health benefits.

Xanthan Gum Market : Glutin Consumption, Thousand Metric Tons, Global, 2021

Asia-Pacific to the Drive the Market

Asia Pacific region accounts for the largest share owing to its increased use of the food and beverage sector, especially bakery industries. Also, urbanization, a rising standard of living, expansion of retail stores, availability of disposable income, and supportive economic factors are paired to boost the market growth. In addition, increased investment and exploration projects initiated by the government across the region are fueling the market.

Xanthan Gum Market : Market Size (%), By Region, Global 2021

Competitive Landscape

The xanthan gum market is highly competitive, with many domestic and multinational players competing for market share and product innovation, which is an effective strategic approach adopted by leading players. Additionally, mergers, expansion, acquisitions, and partnerships with other companies are common strategies to enhance the company's presence and boost the market. For instance, DSM has launched new branding- ClariXan and XanTreme for its xanthan gum portfolios, targeting new opportunities in cross-segment applications in 2019. Tilley Co and Ingredient Solutions acquisition in 2021.

Recent Development

15th March 2022: Barnet Products is a global company established in 1987, committed to finding, developing, and presenting fashionable new concepts, ingredients, and systems to their customers. The company launched OxiBlock-SF™, an antioxidant-rich complex comprised of upcycled olives and ethically sourced kale sprouts. Xanthum gum is one of the vital ingredients.

9th February 2022, Hello Products LLC, from Colgate-Palmolive, launches a Seriously Friendly collection, which includes four kinds of toothpaste and a mouth wash. The different kinds of toothpaste are designed for variable treatments, including whitening, sensitivity, and fluoride, which are made with Xanthum Gum, titanium dioxide, Cocamidopropyl betaine, and other ingredients.

In October 2021, Tilley Co., a portfolio company of SK Capital Partners, acquired Ingredient Solutions, Inc. Ingredient Solutions supplies carrageenan, Nalgin sodium alginates, pectin, locust bean gum, tara gum, gellan gum, agar-agar, xanthan gum, and konjac gum. The company brings a leading hydrocolloid offering and best-in-class product application know-how to meet the precise needs of customers for food, beverage, and personal care.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Application

      1. 5.1.1 Food and Beverages

      2. 5.1.2 Pharmaceuticals

      3. 5.1.3 Personal care and Cosmetics

    2. 5.2 By Function

      1. 5.2.1 Thickening Agent

      2. 5.2.2 Stablizing Agent

      3. 5.2.3 Suspending Agent

      4. 5.2.4 Glutin Replacer

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emrates

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Active Companies

    3. 6.3 Most Adopted Strategies

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Cargill Inc

      2. 6.4.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      3. 6.4.3 CP Kelco U.S., Inc

      4. 6.4.4 DuPont

      5. 6.4.5 Deosen Biochemical Ltd.

      6. 6.4.6 Fufeng Group

      7. 6.4.7 Hebei Xinhe Biochemical Co. Ltd.

      8. 6.4.8 Ingredion

      9. 6.4.9 Meihua Holdings Group Co. Ltd.

      10. 6.4.10 Solvay S.A

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Xanthan Gum Market market is studied from 2022 - 2027.

The Xanthan Gum Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.7% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Cargill Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, CP Kelco U.S., Inc., DuPont, Deosen Biochemical Ltd. are the major companies operating in Xanthan Gum Market.

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