Food Thickeners Market Trends and Global Foresight Report 2022

Global Food Thickener Market Information- by Origin (Microorganisms, Plants and Animals), by Type (Starches, Proteins, Vegetable Gums and others), by Product (Cornstarch, Alginin, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Collagen, Gelatin, Agar, Carrageenan and others) by Application (Bakery, Confectionery, Beverages, Soups and Gravies, Dairy Products, Dressings and Marinades, Convenience Foods and others) and by Region – Forecast to 2022

The increasing sale of food thickeners is driven by the increase in demand for stable food product with high consistency. Improvement in economic conditions in various regions have influenced the food consumption pattern of the consumers leading to increase in consumption of bakery, confectionery and frozen dessert products. Raise in consumption of these products has a direct impact on the growth of food thickeners industry. The share of Asia-Pacific region in the food thickener market is evaluated to increase based on the growing demand for convenience food in the developed countries of the region.


Market Forecast- Globally the Food Thickeners market share in manufacturing of soups and gravies is estimated to escalate at a higher growth rate supported by the rising demand of ready-to-eat and frozen food meals. . In addition, the application of hydrocolloids in food industries is projected to increase at a higher CAGR which will include the usage of unconventional food thickeners. Use of protein as a source of food thickeners also has a potential for growth as consumers have a high demand to increase the overall protein content of the food products available commercially. Application of thickener in beverage also holds a significant share. Thus, the consumption of Food Thickeners is anticipated to experience a surge based on its multi-purpose applications of these thickeners also as a food stabilizer in various industries.  Based on all these factors, the food thickeners market is calculated to grow at the CAGR of 4.5% during 2016-2022.

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Downstream analysis- Application of Food Thickeners is high in bakery and confectionery industries followed by frozen dessert and dairy industries. Food Thickeners constitutes major segment in the manufacturing of the end products of these industries. Food thickeners produced from microorganisms is growing at a steady rate based on the increased focus on R &D in the food and beverage industries. Use of microorganisms in for production of these food ingredients is fueling up. Agar, Gelatin and xanthan gum are used more commonly even for household food preparations.


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Competitive analysis-

The major key players in food thickeners market are

  • Cargill (U.S.)
  • Tate & Lyle PLC (U.K.)
  • Archer Daniels Midland (U.S.)
  • Ingredion Incorporated (U.S.)
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.)
  • Kerry Group Plc (Ireland)
  • TIC Gums (U.S.)


Regional Analysis

The global food thickeners market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and rest of the world (ROW). Among these North America region has the major market share followed by Europe. U.S. is amongst the major consumer of food products which have food thickeners as a major content. Increasing demands of ready-to-eat meals and drinks is supporting the growth of food thickeners market share in developed countries of North America and Europe region. Japan, Canada, Belgium, U.K. and Germany are the major importers of food thickeners. Key players are mainly focused on increasing their market share by supplying to food and beverage and ready-to-eat meal manufacturers as food thickeners is used as a common and most widely used ingredients in these industries.

Market Segmentation

Global food thickeners market is segmented by origin, type, product, application and region 

The report for global food thickeners market of Market Research Future comprises of extensive primary research along with the detailed analysis of qualitative as well as quantitative aspects by various industry experts, key opinion leaders to gain the deeper insight of the market and industry performance. The report gives the clear picture of current market scenario which includes historical and projected market size in terms of value and volume, technological advancement, macro economical and governing factors in the market. The report provides details information and strategies of the top key players in the industry. The report also gives a broad study of the different markets segments and regions. 


Table of Contents 

1 Executive Summary 

2 Market Introduction

3 Research methodology




7. MARKET-By Origin

8. MARKET-By Type

9. MARKET-By Product

10. MARKET-By Application 

11. MARKET -By Region
12. Competitive landscape


    13.1 Cargill (U.S.)

    13.2 Tate & Lyle PLC (U.K.)

    13.3 Archer Daniels Midland Company (U.S.)

    13.4 Ingredion Incorporated (U.S.)

    13.5 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.)

    13.6 Kerry Group Plc (Ireland)

    13.7 TIC Gums (U.S.)

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