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Gum Arabic Market by Type (Senegalia Senegal, Vachellia Seyal), Application (Confectionary Beverage Products, Bakery Products, Dairy Products), Function (Thickener, Gelling Agent, Stabilizer, Fat Replacer), & by Region - Global Forecast to 2019

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Publishing Date: July 2015
Report Code: FB 3578

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Gum arabic is obtained from the sap of the Acacia trees found in the belt of arid lands in Africa, including countries such as Sudan, Nigeria, and Chad. Gum arabic can be used to perform various functions and has numerous applications in the food & beverages industry. Gum arabic is used as a binding agent to bind the food particles together, while retaining their physical properties. It is used in a variety of food products, such as gums, pastilles, toffees, and cola-flavored beverages, for stabilization and emulsification.

The gum arabic market has been segmented on the basis of application into confectionery, beverage products, bakery products, dairy products, and sauces & dressings. The market has been further segmented on the basis of type into Senegalia Senegal gum and Vachellia Seyal gum. On the basis of function, the market has been segmented into thickener, fat replacer, stabilizer, gelling agent, coating agent, and texturant. The market has also been segmented on the basis of regions into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the World (RoW).

Functional Gum Arabic Market Size, by Region, 2014 & 2019 ($Million)

Gum Arabic Market

E – Estimated, P - Projected
Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The gum arabic market is projected to reach a value of $800.3 Million by 2019. In 2014, the market was dominated by North America, followed by Europe, in terms of consumption. The Latin American market is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR, owing to the rapid growth in the gum arabic markets of developing countries such as Brazil and Argentina. Furthermore, the growing awareness about multi-functionality of gum arabic and the associated medicinal benefits of gum arabic are also driving these markets.

This report includes market sizes in terms of value ($million) and volume (MT). Bottom-up and demand-side approaches were used to arrive at the market sizes and obtain the market forecast. Extensive secondary research was conducted to understand the market insights and trends, which were further validated through primary interviews. The report provides both qualitative as well as quantitative analyses of the market, along with the competitive landscape and the most preferred development strategies of the key market players.

The key players were observed to prefer new product launches & developments, acquisitions, agreements, and expansions as strategies to garner a large share in the market. The report also analyzes the market dynamics, winning imperatives, and issues faced by the leading market players.

Scope of the Report

The research study categorizes the market on the basis of type, application, function, and region.

Gum Arabic Market

On the basis of type, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Senegalia Senegal Gum
  • Vachellia Seyal Gum

On the basis of application, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Confectionery
  • Beverage Products
  • Bakery Products
  • Dairy Products
  • Sauces & Dressings
  • Others

On the basis of function, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • Thickener
  • Fat Replacer
  • Stabilizer
  • Gelling Agent
  • Coating Agent
  • Texturant
  • Others

On the basis of region, the market has been segmented as follows:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • RoW

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 11)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Segmentation and Coverage
    1.4 Stakeholders
    1.5 Base Currency Considered for the Gum Arabic Market
    1.6 Assumptions
    1.7 Limitations

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 15)
    2.1 Arriving at the Global Gum Arabic Market Size
           2.1.1 Research Methodology
           2.1.2 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.1.3 Demand Side Analysis
           2.1.4 Macro Indicator-Based Approach

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 21)

4 Market Overview (Page No. - 23)
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Market for Gum Arabic: Comparison With Parent Market
    4.3 Key Market Dynamics
    4.4 Demand Side Analysis
    4.5 Market Drivers and Inhibitors
    4.6 Opportunities
    4.7 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           4.7.1 Intensity of Rivalry
           4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           4.7.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           4.7.4 Threat of Substitutes
           4.7.5 Threat of New Entrants

5 Global Market, By Application (Page No. - 34)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Demand Side Analysis: Key Applications
    5.3 Gum Arabic in Confectionery, By Geography
    5.4 Gum Arabic in Beverage Products, By Geography
    5.5 Gum Arabic in Bakery Products, By Geography
    5.6 Gum Arabic in Dairy Products, By Geography
    5.7 Gum Arabic in Sauces and Dressings, By Geography

6 Global Market, By Function (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Gum Arabic as A Thickener, By Geography
    6.3 Gum Arabic as A Fat Replacer, By Geography
    6.4 Gum Arabic as A Stabilizer, By Geography
    6.5 Gum Arabic as A Gelling Agent, By Geography
    6.6 Gum Arabic as A Coating Agent, By Geography
    6.7 Gum Arabic as A Texturant, By Geography

7 Global Market, By Type (Page No. - 59)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Market for Gum Arabic, Type Comparison With Food and Beverage Ingredients Market
    7.3 Senegalia Senegal Gum Market, By Geography
    7.4 Vachellia Seyal Gum Market, By Geography

8 Global Market, By Geography (Page No. - 66)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 North America
           8.2.1 North American Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography
    8.3 Europe
           8.3.1 European Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography
    8.4 Asia-Pacific
           8.4.1 Asia-Pacific Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography
    8.5 Latin America
           8.5.1 Latin American Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography
    8.6 RoW
           8.6.1 RoW Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography

9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 79)
    9.1 Company Share Analysis
    9.2 Company Presence in Gum Arabic Market, By Type
    9.3 Mergers & Acquisitions
    9.4 Expansions
    9.5 Investments

10 Gum Arabic Market, By Company (Page No. - 83)
(Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, Related Developments and MnM View)*
     10.1 Gum Arabic Company
     10.2 Nexira
     10.3 Kerry Group
     10.4 Tic Gums Inc.
     10.5 Agrigum International Limited
     10.6 Farbest Brands
     10.7 Archer Daniels Midland Company
     10.8 Ashland Inc.
     10.9 Hawkins Watts
     10.10 Prodigy NIG Limited

*Details on Business Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, Related Developments and MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

11 Appendix (Page No. - 99)
     11.1 Customization Options
             11.1.1 Technical Analysis
             11.1.2 Low-Cost Sourcing Locations
             11.1.3 Regulatory Framework
             11.1.4 Food-Gum Arabic Usage Data
             11.1.5 Impact Analysis
             11.1.6 Trade Analysis
             11.1.7 Historical Data and Trends
     11.2 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     11.3 Related Reports


List of Tables (71 Tables)

Table 1 Assumptions of the Research Study
Table 2 Limitations of the Research Study
Table 3 Global Gum Arabic Application Markets, 2014 (MT)
Table 4 Market for Gum Arabic, Macro Indicator: Population Projection, 2014 (‘000)
Table 5 Market for Gum Arabic: Comparison With Parent Market, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 6 Market for Gum Arabic: Comparison With Parent Market, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 7 Market for Gum Arabic, By Application, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 8 Market for Gum Arabic, By Application, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 9 Market for Gum Arabic, By Function, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 10 Market for Gum Arabic, By Function, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 11 Market for Gum Arabic, By Type, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 12 Market for Gum Arabic, By Type, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 13 Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 14 Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 15 Market for Gum Arabic: Comparison With Application Markets, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 16 Market for Gum Arabic, By Application, 2013–2019 ($Million)
Table 17 Market for Gum Arabic, By Application, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 18 Demand Side Analysis: Key Applications
Table 19 Gum Arabic in Confectionery, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 20 Gum Arabic in Confectionery, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 21 Gum Arabic in Beverage Products, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 22 Gum Arabic in Beverage Products, By Geography,2013-2019 (MT)
Table 23 Gum Arabic in Bakery Products, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 24 Gum Arabic in Bakery Products, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 25 Gum Arabic in Dairy Products, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 26 Gum Arabic in Dairy Products, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 27 Gum Arabic in Sauces and Dressings, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 28 Gum Arabic in Sauces and Dressings, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 29 Market for Gum Arabic, By Function, 2013–2019 ($Million)
Table 30 Market for Gum Arabic, By Function, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 31 Gum Arabic as A Thickener, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 32 Gum Arabic as A Thickener, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 33 Gum Arabic as A Fat Replacer, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 34 Gum Arabic as A Fat Replacer, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 35 Gum Arabic as A Stabilizer, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 36 Gum Arabic as A Stabilizer, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 37 Gum Arabic as A Gelling Agent, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 38 Gum Arabic as A Gelling Agent, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 39 Gum Arabic as A Coating Agent, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 40 Gum Arabic as A Coating Agent, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 41 Gum Arabic as A Texturant, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 42 Gum Arabic as A Texturant, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 43 Market for Gum Arabic, By Type, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 44 Market for Gum Arabic, By Type, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 45 Market for Gum Arabic: Type Comparison With Parent Market, 2013–2019 ($Million)
Table 46 Senegalia Senegal Gum Market, By Geography, 2013–2019 ($Million)
Table 47 Senegalia Senegal Gum Market, By Geography, 2013–2019 (MT)
Table 48 Vachellia Seyal Gum Market, By Geography, 2013–2019 ($Million)
Table 49 Vachellia Seyal Gum Market, By Geography, 2013–2019 (MT)
Table 50 Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 51 Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013–2019 (MT)
Table 52 North American Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 53 North American Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 54 European Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 55 European Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 56 Asia-Pacific Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 57 Asia-Pacific Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 58 Latin American Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 59 Latin American Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 60 RoW Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Table 61 RoW Market for Gum Arabic, By Geography, 2013-2019 (MT)
Table 62 Market for Gum Arabic: Company Share Analysis, 2014 (%)
Table 63 Market for Gum Arabic: Mergers & Acquisitions
Table 64 Market for Gum Arabic: Expansions
Table 65 Market for Gum Arabic: Investments
Table 66 Kerry Group: Key Operations Data, 2009–2013 ($Million)
Table 67 Kerry Group: Key Financials, 2009–2013 ($Million)
Table 68 Archer Daniels Midland Company: Key Operations Data, 2010–2014 ($Million)
Table 69 Archer Daniels Midland Company: Key Financials, 2009–2013 ($Million)
Table 70 Ashland Inc.: Key Operations Data, 2010–2014 ($Million)
Table 71 Ashland Inc.: Key Financials, 2009–2013 ($Million)


List of Figures (43 Figures)

Figure 1 Market Definition and Scope of the Study
Figure 2 Integrated Ecosystem
Figure 3 Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Demand Side Analysis
Figure 5 Macro Indicator-Based Approach
Figure 6 Global Gum Arabic Market: Snapshot, 2014
Figure 7 Gum Arabic Market: Growth Aspects
Figure 8 Gum Arabic Market, By Application, 2014 vs 2019
Figure 9 Gum Arabic Functions, By Geography, 2014 ($Million)
Figure 10 Gum Arabic Market: Growth Analysis, By Type, 2014–2019 (%)
Figure 11 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 12 Global Gum Arabic Market, By Application, 2014 & 2019 ($Million)
Figure 13 Gum Arabic Market, By Application, 2014 & 2019 (MT)
Figure 14 Gum Arabic Market in Confectionery, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Figure 15 Gum Arabic Market in Beverage Products, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Figure 16 Gum Arabic Market in Bakery Products, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Figure 17 Gum Arabic Market in Dairy Products, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Figure 18 Gum Arabic Market in Sauces and Dressings, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Figure 19 Gum Arabic Market, By Function, 2014 & 2019 ($Million)
Figure 20 Gum Arabic Market, By Function, 2014 & 2019 (MT)
Figure 21 Gum Arabic Market as A Thickener, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Figure 22 Gum Arabic Market as A Fat Replacer, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Figure 23 Gum Arabic Market as A Stabilizer, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Figure 24 Gum Arabic Market as A Gelling Agent, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Figure 25 Gum Arabic Market as A Coating Agent, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Figure 26 Gum Arabic Market as A Texturant, By Geography, 2013-2019 ($Million)
Figure 27 Market for Gum Arabic, By Type, 2014 & 2019 ($Million)
Figure 28 Market for Gum Arabic, By Type, 2014 & 2019 (MT)
Figure 29 Market for Gum Arabic: Type Comparison With Food and Beverage Ingredients Market, 2013–2019 ($Million)
Figure 30 Senegalia Senegal Gum Market, By Geography, 2013–2019 ($Million)
Figure 31 Vachellia Seyal Gum Market, By Geography, 2013–2019 ($Million)
Figure 32 Market for Gum Arabic: Growth Analysis, By Geography, 2014 & 2019 ($Million)
Figure 33 Market for Gum Arabic: Growth Analysis, By Geography, 2014 & 2019 (MT)
Figure 34 North American Gum Arabic Market Overview, 2014 & 2019 (%)
Figure 35 European Gum Arabic Market Overview, 2014 & 2019 (%)
Figure 36 Asia-Pacific Gum Arabic Market Overview, 2014 & 2019 (%)
Figure 37 Latin American Gum Arabic Market Overview, 2014 & 2019 (%)
Figure 38 RoW Gum Arabic Market Overview, 2014 & 2019 (%)
Figure 39 Market for Gum Arabic: Company Share Analysis, 2014 (%)
Figure 40 Market for Gum Arabic: Company Product Coverage, By Type, 2014
Figure 41 Kerry Group: Revenue Mix, 2014 (%)
Figure 42 Archer Daniels Midland Company: Revenue Mix 2013 (%)
Figure 43 Ashland Specialty Ingredients: Revenue Mix, 2014 (%)

The gum arabic market is fueled by the growing awareness about the multi-functionality of gum arabic and the associated medicinal benefits. Globally, the multiple functions of gum arabic to enhance the quality of the food products have led the large-scale adoption of gum arabic in various applications. Gum arabic also exhibits some medicinal benefits, such as reduction in dental plaque and healing of wounds, which are encouraging the application of gum arabic in the pharmaceutical sector, thereby driving the growth of the global market for gum arabic. The market for gum arabic is estimated to reach $800.3 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of about 6.7% from 2014 to 2019.

The global market has been segmented on the basis of application into confectionery, beverage products, bakery products, dairy products, and sauces & dressings. The market has been further segmented on the basis of type into Senegalia Senegal gum and Vachellia Seyal gum. On the basis of function, the market has been segmented into thickener, fat replacer, stabilizer, gelling agent, coating agent, and texturant. The market has also been segmented on the basis of regions into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the World (RoW). This report includes market sizes in terms of value ($million) and volume (MT).

Gum Arabic Market Size, by Region, 2013-2019 ($Million)

Gum Arabic Market

E – Estimated; P - Projected
Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The market for gum arabic is projected to grow significantly in the coming years owing to the increasing use of gum arabic in different applications and the rising opportunities in countries, such as India, China, Italy, and Brazil. In 2014, the North American region dominated the global market for gum arabic. The market in Latin America is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.

The market is fragmented and competitive, with a large number of players operating at regional and local levels. Over the past few years, the key players in the market have adopted new product launches and expansions as their preferred strategies to strengthen and sustain their positions in the global market. The key players of the market include Gum Arabic Company (Sudan), Nexira (France), TIC Gums (U.S.), Kerry Group (Ireland), and Alland & Robert (France), among others.

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