Xylitol Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Global Xylitol Market is segmented by Application as Food and Beverage, Oral Hygiene Products, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Pharmaceuticals and Geography.

Market Snapshot

xylitol market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7.44 %

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Market Overview

The global xylitol market is forecasted to grow with a CAGR of 7.44 % during the forecast period (2019 - 2024).

  • 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. Xylitol market is driven by the increasing demand for natural sweeteners in chewing gums. Xylitol based chewing gums reportedly offer various dental benefits such as helping in preventing tooth decay, dry mouth and help boost oral health.
  • Further, xylitol market is driven by the increase in its consumption in food and personal care applications. Also, the growth driver for xylitol (as for other low-calorie sweeteners), is the increasing number of diabetes people around the world.

Scope of the Report

On the basis of the application the global xylitol market segmented into food and beverage, oral hygiene products, cosmetics and toiletries, and pharmaceuticals. The pharmaceutical industry uses xylitol as a sweetener in its products, as well as a nutritional enhancer to functional foods, it is also used in sugar-free chewing gums, though, and it is mostly combined with sorbitol to lower the manufacturing costs. Xylitol is cool and refreshing to taste. It is good for cakes, dessert, or medical tablets that can be taken without water. The usage of xylitol in oral health is increasing with the identification of the dental benefits of xylitol, the acid attack that would otherwise last for over half an hour is stopped. Xylitol can also offer some interesting skincare effects. For instance: there are some studies showing it can be very useful for atopic dermatitis. It can be a great ingredient in cosmetics for sensitive skin.

Food and Beverages
Chewing Gums
Bakery and Confectionery
Other Food and Beverages
Oral Hygiene Products
Cosmetics and Toiletries
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
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rising Demand For Sugar Free Chewing Gum and Sugar Free Confectionery

The rising demand for sugar-free chewing gum and confectionery in both developed and developing markets is driving the market for non-calorie sweeteners, like xylitol. Hence, it is a common ingredient in sugar-free chewing gums, candies, mints, diabetes-friendly foods, and oral-care products. Rising concern about sugar intake has led to the collapse of sugared chewing gum consumption. In 2000, sales of gum with and without sugar was fairly close in the United States. But since then, that gap has ballooned. In 2017, sugar-free gum sales saw higher growth in sales, when compared to sugared chewing gum. The major chewing gum brands in the United States. like Trident to Orbit, Extra, Dentyne, 5, and Eclipse are specializing in sugar-free, mint-flavored gum.

Xylitol Market 1

United States is One of the Major Consumers of Xylitol in The Global Market.

The United States is one of the major consumers of xylitol in the global market. The demand is high, due to multiple health benefits, like low calorific value, tooth decay defying properties, and low carbohydrate content which has encouraged the application among the health conscious consumers in the United States. The US FDA has approved the use of xylitol in foods for special dietary purposes, as a direct food additive, which further extends to all the other sugar-free and no-sugar-added products and has also classified it as ‘generally recognized as safe’ (GRAS). The US based global suppliers use wood as feedstock for the production of commercial xylitol. Xylitol has also been extensively approved for usage in oral hygiene products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and toiletries.

Xylitol Market 2

Competitive Landscape

The major players in the xylitol market are: Merck KGaA, DuPont, and Nova Green, among others. Cargill Inc. holds a prominent position in the industry, owing to its efficient distribution network and wide application in industrial area. The key companies are increasingly entering into agreements, in order to retain and substantially increase their share in the xylitol market. For an instance S2G Biochemicals and Mondelez International collaborated, to build xylitol plant in the United States.

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 Porters 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 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Food and Beverages

        1. Chewing Gums

        2. Bakery and Confectionery

        3. Other Food and Beverages

      2. 5.1.2 Oral Hygiene Products

      3. 5.1.3 Cosmetics and Toiletries

      4. 5.1.4 Pharmaceuticals

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Australia

        4. Japan

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Strategy Adopted by Key Players

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Merck KGaA

      2. 6.3.2 Mitsubishi Shoji Foodtech Co. Ltd


      4. 6.3.4 Cargill Inc.

      5. 6.3.5 Roquette Frères SA

      6. 6.3.6 Nova Green Inc.

      7. 6.3.7 Avanschem

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Xylitol Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Xylitol Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.44% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Merck KGaA, Mitsubishi Shoji Foodtech Co. Ltd, E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, Cargill Inc., Nova Green Inc. are the major companies operating in Xylitol Market.

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