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Citric Acid Market by Form (Anhydrous and Liquid), Application (Food, Pharmaceuticals, and Cosmetics), Function (Acidulant, Antioxidant, Preservative, and Sequestrant), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW) - Global Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: October 2015
Report Code: FB 3834

 

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The citric acid market is directly influenced by the growth of food additives in the processed food industry. Consumer interest in food & beverage products prepared from safe ingredients is projected to remain strong during the forecast years. Moreover, increasing application in the pharmaceutical & personal care industries also help in augmenting market demand for citric acid products.

Citric acid helps manufacturers in offering a clean label to their products, and satisfying consumer demand for safe and permitted ingredients within their budget. However, manufacturers face intense competition from inter- and intra-industry peers in sourcing raw material, ultimately restraining the market growth to a significant extent.

The global market is projected to witness augmented growth due to surging demand for citric acid in food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, detergents, cosmetics & personal care products. The report estimates the market size, in terms of value and volume, of citric acid, based on their form, function, application, and region.

The report provides a detailed analysis of the citric acid market, which is segmented into two major forms- anhydrous citric acid and liquid citric acid. The market has also been segmented on the basis of its main function- acidulant, preservatives, antioxidant, and sequestrant. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the citric acid market for new and existing players in the food processing, animal feed, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries. The regions covered in this report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). The market is further segmented on the basis of the key countries in these regions.

Citric Acid Market

The global market stood at USD 2.6 Billion in 2014, at USD 3.6 Billion by 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2015 to 2020. The European region accounted for the largest share in the market in 2014, owing to the heavy demand for functional food additives from the flourishing processed food & beverage market of the region. Food as an application dominates the market with more than three-fourth share, in terms of value as well as volume. It is the fastest-growing application, and is expected to continue to be, during the forecast years. The market for citric acid for application in the pharmaceutical and personal care sectors is emerging with substantial opportunities and is projected to grow at a competitive CAGR from 2015 to 2020.

Anhydrous citric acid is the most preferable form, owing to its ease of transportation and longer shelf life.

The report provides a qualitative analysis of the leading players in the market. It also enumerates the development strategies preferred by these players. The market dynamics—in terms of market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges are discussed in detail in the report. Key players profiled in the report include Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (U.S.), Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.), Tate & Lyle PLC (U.K.) and JUNGBUNZLAUER SUISSE AG (Switzerland), COFCO Biochemical (AnHui) Co., Ltd. (China), HUANGSHI XINGHUA BIOCHEMICAL CO.LTD (China), RZBC Group Co. Ltd. (China), Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd. (China), Gadot Biochemical Industries Limited (Israel), and S.A. Citrique Belge N.V. (Belgium).

Scope of the Report

This study categorizes the global market on the basis of form, function, application, and region. The regional analysis is further extended with projections of the market size of their key contributing countries.

On the basis of key forms, the market was segmented as follows:

  • Anhydrous citric acid
  • Liquid citric acid

On the basis of key functions, the market was segmented as follows:

  • Acidulant
  • Preservative
  • Antioxidant
  • Sequestrant

On the basis of applications, the market was segmented as follows:

  • Food
    • Beverages
    • Confectioneries
    • Convenience food products (creams, fats, mayonnaise, soups & sauces, oils, and fillings)
    • Dairy products
  • Pharmaceuticals & personal care
  • Others (detergents & cleansers, animal feed, textile)

On the basis of key regions, the market was segmented as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW

Available Customizations-

The following customization options are available for the report:

Product Analysis

  • Product matrix, which gives a detailed comparison of the product portfolio of each company

Regional Analysis

  • Further breakdown of the Rest of Europe citric acid market into Sweden, Poland, Norway, and Greece
  • Further breakdown of the Rest of Asia-Pacific citric acid market into Malaysia, Australia & New Zealand, and Thailand
  • Further breakdown of the RoW citric acid market into Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, and Cuba

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players and their global operations and financial performance (Up to 5)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Study Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered
    1.4 Base Currency Considered for the Citric Acid Market
    1.5 Base Unit Considered for the Citric Acid Market
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                               2.1.2.2.1 Breakdown of Primaries, By Company Type, Designation & Region
    2.2 Factor Analysis
           2.2.1 Introduction
           2.2.2 Overview of the Parent Industry
                    2.2.2.1 Key Segments in the Food Sector
           2.2.3 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.2.3.1 Rising Population
                               2.2.3.1.1 Increase in Middle-Class Population, 2010–2030
                    2.2.3.2 Developing Economies, GDP (Purchasing Power Parity), 2013
           2.2.4 Supply-Side Analysis
                    2.2.4.1 Research & Development
    2.3 Market Size Estimation
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Research Assumptions & Limitations
           2.5.1 Assumptions
           2.5.2 Limitations of the Research Study

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 28)
    3.1 Overview
    3.2 Citric Acid

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 32)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Citric Acid Market
    4.2 Citric Acid Market, By Application
    4.3 Overview of the Citric Acid Market in the Asia-Pacific Region
    4.4 India is Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing Market
    4.5 Citric Acid Market, By Function
    4.6 Citric Acid Market: Developed vs Emerging Markets
    4.7 Anhydrous Form Accounted for the Largest Share in the Citric Acid Market in 2014
    4.8 Citric Acid Market Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 39)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Rising Consumption of Convenience Food & Beverage Products
                    5.3.1.2 Multi-Functionality of Citric Acid, A Key Feature
                    5.3.1.3 Increasing Need for Food Safety
                    5.3.1.4 Research & Development Driving Innovation
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Competition for Basic Raw Materials
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Growth Opportunities in the Untapped Markets
                    5.3.3.2 Less Impact of Regulations
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Lactic Acid Emerging as A New Substitute for Citric Acid
                    5.3.4.2 Challenges for Citric Acid Manufacturers in Developed Markets

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 45)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Supply Chain
    6.3 Industry Insights
    6.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.4.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.4.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    6.5 Trade Analysis
    6.6 Regulations
    6.7 Price Trend

7 Citric Acid Market, By Form (Page No. - 56)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Anhydrous
    7.3 Liquid

8 Citric Acid Market, By Application (Page No. - 60)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Food
           8.2.1 Beverages
           8.2.2 Confectioneries
           8.2.3 Convenience Food Products
                    8.2.3.1 Creams, Fats & Fillings
                    8.2.3.2 Soups & Sauces
                    8.2.3.3 Oils
           8.2.4 Dairy Products
    8.3 Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics
    8.4 Reagent
    8.5 Others

9 Citric Acid Market, By Function (Page No. - 71)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Acidulant
    9.3 Antioxidant
    9.4 Preservative
    9.5 Sequestrant

10 Citric Acid Market, By Grade (Page No. - 77)
     10.1 Food Grade
     10.2 Pharmaceutical Grade
     10.3 Industrial Grade

11 Citric Acid Market, By Region (Page No. - 79)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Pest Analysis
             11.2.1 Political/Legal Factors
                        11.2.1.1 Government Regulations
             11.2.2 Economic Factors
                        11.2.2.1 Fluctuating Raw Material Prices
                        11.2.2.2 Rising Middle-Class Population With High Disposable Income
             11.2.3 Social Factors
                        11.2.3.1 Food Safety
             11.2.4 Technological Factors
                        11.2.4.1 R&D Initiatives
     11.3 North America
             11.3.1 U.S.
             11.3.2 Canada
             11.3.3 Mexico
     11.4 Europe
             11.4.1 Italy
             11.4.2 Spain
             11.4.3 Germany
             11.4.4 U.K.
             11.4.5 France
             11.4.6 Rest of Europe
     11.5 Asia-Pacific
             11.5.1 China
             11.5.2 Japan
             11.5.3 India
             11.5.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
     11.6 Rest of the World (RoW)
             11.6.1 Latin America
             11.6.2 Africa
             11.6.3 Middle East

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 109)
(Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Archer Daniels Midland Company
     12.3 Cargill, Incorporated
     12.4 Tate & Lyle PLC
     12.5 Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG
     12.6 Cofco Biochemical (Anhui) Co., Ltd.
     12.7 Huangshi Xinghua Biochemical Co.Ltd
     12.8 RZBC Group Co. Ltd.
     12.9 Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd.
     12.10 Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd.
     12.11 S.A. Citrique Belge N.V.

*Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

13 Appendix (Page No. - 127)
     13.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.4 Available Customizations
     13.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (69 Tables)

Table 1 China Led the Global Citric Acid Exports, in Terms of Value & Volume in 2014
Table 2 The U.S. Led the Global Citric Acid Imports, in Terms of Value & Volume in 2014
Table 3 Regulations Pertaining to the Use of Citric Acid in Key Countries
Table 4 Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 5 Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 6 Anhydrous Citric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 Liquid Citric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 8 Citric Acid is Acceptable in Foods Conforming to the Following Commodity Standards: Cs 117-1981, as Per the Codex Alimentarius Commission,
Table 9 Citric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 10 Citric Acid Market Size for Food, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Citric Acid Market Size for Food, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 12 Beverages Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 Confectioneries Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 14 Convenience Food Products Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 Dairy Products Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 16 Citric Acid Market Size for Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 Citric Acid Market Size for Reagent Applications, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 18 Citric Acid Market Size for Other Applications, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 Citric Acid Market Size, By Function, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 20 Citric Acid in Acidulant Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Citric Acid in Antioxidant Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 22 Citric Acid in Preservative Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Citric Acid in Sequestrant Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 24 Citric Acid Market Size, By Grade, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Food Grade Citric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 26 Pharmaceutical Grade Citric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 Industrial Grade Citric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 28 Citric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 Citric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 30 North America: Citric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 North America: Citric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 32 North America: Citric Acid Market Size, By Function, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 North America: Citric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 North America: Citric Acid Market Size, By Food Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 North America: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 U.S.: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Canada: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 Mexico: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 Europe: Citric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 Europe: Citric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 41 Europe: Citric Acid Market Size, By Function, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 Europe: Citric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 Europe: Citric Acid in Food Market Size, By Food Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 Europe: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 Italy: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 Spain: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 Germany: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 U.K.: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 France: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 Rest of Europe: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 Asia-Pacific: Citric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 Asia-Pacific: Citric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 53 Asia-Pacific: Citric Acid Market Size, By Function, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 Asia-Pacific: Citric Acid Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 Asia-Pacific: Citric Acid in Food Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 56 Asia-Pacific: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 China: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Japan: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 India: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Citric Acid Market Size, By Function, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 RoW: Citric Acid Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 62 RoW: Citric Acid Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (KT)
Table 63 RoW: Citric Acid Market Size, By Function, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 RoW: Citric Acid Market Size, Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 RoW: Citric Acid in Food Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 66 RoW: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 Latin America: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 68 Africa: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 69 Middle East: Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)


List of Figures (47 Figures)

Figure 1 Citric Acid Market
Figure 2 Citric Acid Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Bakery Segment Accounted for ~31% in the Food Sector in 2015
Figure 4 Impact of Key Factors Influencing the Parent Industry
Figure 5 Global Population is Projected to Reach ~9.5 Billion By 2050
Figure 6 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 7 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 8 Data Triangulation Methodology
Figure 9 Limitations of the Research Study
Figure 10 Citric Acid Market Snapshot (2015 vs 2020): Market for Beverages is Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR
Figure 11 Anhydrous Citric Acid Will Cover the Largest Share By 2020
Figure 12 Asia-Pacific is Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR From 2015 to 2020
Figure 13 Citric Acid Used as Acidulant Accounted for the Largest Share in 2014 (In Terms of Value)
Figure 14 Emerging Economies Offer Attractive Opportunities in the Citric Acid Market
Figure 15 Food Segment to Grow at the Highest Rate
Figure 16 Beverage Application Captured the Largest Share in the Emerging Asia-Pacific Market in 2014
Figure 17 India is Projected to Be the Fastest-Growing Country-Level Market for Citric Acid
Figure 18 Europe Dominated the Citric Acid Market in 2014
Figure 19 Emerging Markets to Grow Faster Than the Developed Markets
Figure 20 Anhydrous Form Was the Largest Market in 2014
Figure 21 The Citric Acid Market in Asia-Pacific is Experiencing High Growth in the Review Period
Figure 22 Citric Acid Market Segmentation
Figure 23 Rising Consumption of Convenience Food & Beverage Products is the Key Driver of the Citric Acid Market
Figure 24 Food & Beverage Manufacturers are the Key Players in the Citric Acid Supply Chain
Figure 25 Development of New Products is the Most Prevailing Strategic Trend in the Citric Acid Industry
Figure 26 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: Citric Acid Market
Figure 27 Increase in Prices of Citric Acid Due to Increasing Raw Material Cost
Figure 28 Citric Acid Market Size, By Form, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 29 Citric Acid Market Share (Value), By Application, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 30 Citric Acid Market for Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 31 Citric Acid Market Size, By Function, 2015 vs 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 32 Regional Snapshot (2014): the Markets in Asia-Pacific and RoW are Emerging as New Hot Spots
Figure 33 North American Citric Acid Market Snapshot: the U.S. is Projected to Be the Global Leader Between 2015 & 2020
Figure 34 The U.S. to Become the Largest Market for Citric Acid By 2020
Figure 35 European Citric Acid Market Snapshot: Mature Market Sees Steady Sales and Stagnant Demand
Figure 36 Asia-Pacific Citric Acid Market Snapshot: India is the Most Lucrative Market
Figure 37 RoW Citric Acid Market Snapshot: Availability of Basic Raw Materials is Driving the Market for Citric Acid
Figure 38 Geographical Revenue Mix of Top Players
Figure 39 Archer Daniels Midland Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Archer Daniels Midland Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 41 Cargill, Incorporated: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 Cargill, Incorporated: SWOT Analysis
Figure 43 Tate & Lyle PLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Tate & Lyle PLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 45 Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 Cofco Biochemical (Anhui) Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Cofco Biochemicals: SWOT Analysis

The global market is growing in accordance with the advancement of the processed food industry and increasing applications in the pharmaceutical, personal care & cosmetics, detergents & cleansers sectors. The citric acid market is considered to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the food additives market for its versatile functionalities as a flavor enhancer, acidulant, antioxidant, preservative, buffering agent, and sequestrant.

The market is segmented on the basis of key forms, functions, applications, and regions. The citric acid industry is restrained by scarcity if raw materials and intense competition for the same. Emerging applications of citric acid in pharmaceuticals, personal care, and cosmetics are estimated to be the key driving factors for the citric acid market.

Citric Acid Market

The global market stood at USD 2.6 Billion in 2014, at USD 3.6 Billion by 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2015 to 2020. owing to the flourishing food sector across the globe which is driving the market for various food additives, including citric acid. The global market in 2014 was dominated by anhydrous citric acid.

The citric acid market is fragmented, with the leading companies driving its growth. The report provides qualitative analyses of the prominent market players, their products, and preferred development strategies. Key players such as Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (U.S.), Cargill, Incorporated (U.S.), Tate & Lyle PLC (U.K.), JUNGBUNZLAUER SUISSE AG (Switzerland), COFCO Biochemical (AnHui) Co., Ltd. (China), Huangshi Xinghua Biochemical Co. Ltd. (China), RZBC Group Co. Ltd. (China), Weifang Ensign Industry Co., Ltd. (China), Gadot Biochemical Industries Limited (Israel), and S.A. Citrique Belge N.V. (Belgium) have been profiled in the report.

The leading players have adopted new product development as their key development strategy to serve different consumers from food and non-food sectors in matured and untapped markets as well. They also focus on acquiring local players of the industry and developing a new customer base for long-term client relationships. This has not only enabled them to expand their geographical reach, but has also reinforced their market position by gaining a larger share in terms of revenue and product portfolios. Small-scale players also adopted this strategy to expand their businesses globally, by investing in the establishment of manufacturing facilities and global innovation centers in various regions. This organic growth strategy serves an important proposition for smaller companies, enabling them to improve their technical expertise through intensive R&D infrastructure offered by key players.

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