Xylitol Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Xylitol Market is segmented by Form (Solid and Liquid), by Application (Food and Beverages, Oral Hygiene Products, Cosmetics and Toiletries, and Pharmaceuticals), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa). The market size and forecast in value terms (in USD million) for all the above segments.

Xylitol Market Size

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Xylitol Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 1.06 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 1.37 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 5.11 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Xylitol Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Xylitol Market Analysis

The Xylitol Market size is estimated at USD 1.06 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 1.37 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 5.11% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Xylitol is widely approved for use in food around the world. It is also extensively approved for oral hygiene products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and toiletries. The increasing demand for natural sweeteners in chewing gums drives the Xylitol market. Xylitol-based chewing gums reportedly offer various dental benefits, such as helping prevent tooth decay and dry mouth and helping boost oral health. Growing demand for xylitol in food and nutraceutical applications is expected to be a key driving factor for the market over the forecast period. Low-calorie, crystalline xylitol is a natural sweetener found in fibrous plant foods and hardwood trees. It is the only sugar that has the same sweetness intensity as compared to sucrose. It can be produced by chemical or enzymatic hydrolysis from different plant sources having polysaccharides. It is largely produced through a chemical process at an industrial scale, which is based upon catalytic xylose dehydrogenation. The process is not only cost and energy-intensive but also environmentally risky due to the use of a toxic catalyst and high-pressure hydrogen gas.

Food goods' color, flavor, and shelf life are also improved. Xylitol-containing chewing gum is well known for its medicinal benefits. Cough syrups, tonics, and vitamin preparations become nonfermentable when Xylitol is added. Due to its non-cariogenic and nonfermentable qualities, it is included in diets as a healthy supplement for diabetic patients.Further, the 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.

Xylitol Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Xylitol Market according to our research experts:

Rising Demand For Sugar Free Products

Rising concern about sugar intake has led to the collapse of sugared chewing gum consumption. The rising demand for sugar-free chewing gum and confectionery in developed and developing markets drives the market for non-calorie sweeteners like xylitol. Hence, it is a common ingredient in sugar-free chewing gum, candies, mints, diabetes-friendly foods, and oral-care products. The major chewing gum brands in the United States, like Trident, Orbit, Extra, Dentyne 5, and Eclipse, specialize in sugar-free, mint-flavored gum.

According to the International Diabetes Federation, China will have the largest diabetic population in 2021, with 140.9 million people affected. Some of the benefits of reducing sugar intake include helping with weight loss and preventing obesity, lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, and reducing the risk of inflammatory digestive conditions such as irritable bowel disease and Crohn's disease. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the retail sales value of better-for-you and reduced-sugar confectioneries sold in Japan amounted to approximately 762 million dollars in 2021.

Xylitol Market: Retail sales value of the better-for-you (BFY) reduced sugar confectionery, in USD million, Japan, 2017-2021

North America Holds a Prominent Share in The Market

The United States is one of the largest consumers of xylitol on the global market. The demand is high due to multiple health benefits, like low calorific value, tooth decay-defying properties, and low carbohydrate content. This has encouraged its application among health-conscious consumers in the United States. The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has approved the use of xylitol in foods for particular dietary purposes as a direct food additive, which further extends to all the other sugar-free and no-sugar-added products and has classified it as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS).

Moreover, the rising prevalence of heart attacks, obesity, and the diabetic population in the country has resulted in people shifting towards a sugar-free lifestyle. As per the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, heart conditions were the most common cause of death after COVID-19 in Mexico, with nearly 114 thousand deaths registered during the first six months of 2021. The United States-based global suppliers use wood as feedstock for the production of commercial xylitol. Xylitol has also been extensively approved for oral hygiene products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and toiletries.

Xylitol Market: Market Share (%), By Geography, Global, 2021

Xylitol Industry Overview

The Xylitol market is highly competitive, with key players such as Cargill, Incorporated; Ingredion, Inc.; Zhejiang Huakang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Roquette Freres; and Archer Daniels Midland Company.

The players in the industry are actively involved in mergers and acquisitions. Companies compete on different factors, including other ingredient-based product offerings, quality, and their ability to scale to gain a competitive advantage in the market. In addition, these key players are also now focusing on expanding their production facilities to cater to the additional demand that arises along with the growth in the market.

Xylitol Market Leaders

  1. Cargill, Incorporated

  2. Ingredion, Inc.

  3. Roquette Frères

  4. Archer Daniels Midland Company

  5. Zhejiang Huakang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Xylitol Market News

  • August 2022 : I.I.T. Guwahati (India) researchers developed a fermentation method that securely produces Xylitol from sugarcane bagasse, a byproduct of crushing sugar cane. With this method, the operational limitations of chemical synthesis and the delays associated with conventional fermentation are overcome. The ultrasound used during the fermentation process resulted in a 15-hour reduction in fermentation time and a nearly 20% increase in product yield.
  • August 2022: IFF announced the opening of its new Nourish Innovation Lab at the company's Union Beach, New Jersey, US research and development center. At the Nourish Innovation Lab, IFF will service customers using the entire portfolio of IFF products, including proteins, maskers, modulators, sweeteners, seasonings, functional ingredients, cultures, and enzymes.
  • April 2022: The xylitol factory owned by Fazer, which creates xylitol from oat hulls, opened for business in Lahti, Finland. The Fazer Xylitol factory, which uses a distinct, patented technology, is a superb illustration of a contemporary circular economy innovation. Future growth in the market for Finnish Xylitol is projected because of the substance's several potential uses in the culinary, cosmetics, and medicinal sectors.

Xylitol Market Report - 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 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 Form

      1. 5.1.1 Solid

      2. 5.1.2 Liquid

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Food and Beverages

        1. Chewing Gums

        2. Bakery and Confectionery

        3. Other Food and Beverages

      2. 5.2.2 Oral Hygiene Products

      3. 5.2.3 Cosmetics and Toiletries

      4. 5.2.4 Pharmaceuticals

    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. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Australia

        4. Japan

        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. 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 Cargill, Incorporated

      2. 6.3.2 Thomson Biotech (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.

      3. 6.3.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company

      4. 6.3.4 Ingredion Incorporated

      5. 6.3.5 Zhejiang Huakang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

      6. 6.3.6 Nova Green Inc.

      7. 6.3.7 Roquette Freres

      8. 6.3.8 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

      9. 6.3.9 Merck KGaA

      10. 6.3.10 Avanschem

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Xylitol Industry Segmentation

Xylitol is a type of artificial natural sweetener found in various corncobs, vegetables, fruits, and even in humans' bodies in small amounts through regular metabolism. Xylitol is a sugar substitute used in sugar-free chewing gums and pastilles to prevent tooth decay and dry mouth and bodies in small amounts through regular metabolism. Xylitol is a sugar substitute used in sugar-free chewing gums and pastilles to prevent tooth decay and dry mouth. The xylitol market is segmented by form, application, and geography. Based on its form, the market is segmented into solid and liquid xylitol. On the basis of its application, the global xylitol market is segmented into food and beverages, oral hygiene products, cosmetics and toiletries, and pharmaceuticals. Food and beverages segment is further segmented into chewing gums, bakery and confectionery, and other food and beverages. Based on geography, the market is segmeneted into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East and Africa. The report offers market size and forecast in value terms (in USD million) for all the above segments.

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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Xylitol Market Research FAQs

The Xylitol Market size is expected to reach USD 1.06 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 5.11% to reach USD 1.37 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Xylitol Market size is expected to reach USD 1.06 billion.

Cargill, Incorporated, Ingredion, Inc., Roquette Frères, Archer Daniels Midland Company and Zhejiang Huakang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. are the major companies operating in the Xylitol Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Xylitol Market.

In 2023, the Xylitol Market size was estimated at USD 1.01 billion. The report covers the Xylitol Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Xylitol Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Statistics for the 2024 Xylitol market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Xylitol analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Xylitol Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)