The hydrocolloids market is estimated to be valued at USD 9.7 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 12.6 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2020 to 2025. The growth of the hydrocolloids market is driven by factors such as the expansion of the processed food industry due to the increase in demand for convenience foods in the emerging countries of the Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & African regions. Key drivers for the market’s growth include a robust R&D base, as manufacturers are focusing on with product innovations to offer high-quality hydrocolloids for the end-user industries and the multifunctionality of hydrocolloids.
The key hydrocolloids manufacturing players include the following:
Archer Daniels Midland Company (US) DuPont (US) Cargill (US) Kerry Group Plc. (Ireland) Ingredion Incorporated (US) Palsgaard A/S (Denmark) Tate & Lyle (Ireland) Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Netherlands) The gelatin segment for hydrocolloids is estimated to account for the largest share
The hydrocolloids market, by type, is estimated to be dominated by the gelatin segment in 2020. Gelatin is derived from animal sources and has applications in food products such as candies, desserts, marshmallows, and ice creams. In Europe, gelatin is classified as food and is not subjected to food additive legislation. This is projected to create a lucrative opportunity for hydrocolloids manufacturers in the coming years.
The food & beverages segment for hydrocolloids is estimated to account for the largest share
The hydrocolloids market, by application, is estimated to be dominated by the food & beverage segment in 2020.The demand for hydrocolloids is projected to increase in the coming years due to its multifunctionality in the food industry and the rise in demand for convenience foods in emerging countries.
North America is projected to witness significant growth in the hydrocolloids market
The North American hydrocolloids market is projected to witness significant growth with higher CAGR during the forecast period. due to the presence of major players such as Ashland (US), TIC Gums (US), CP Kelco (US), Cargill (US), Ingredion (US), and Darling Ingredients (US) operating in the region. The region is backed by the US, a major revenue pocket market for bakery, confectionery, convenience food, and packaged food products.