Global Citric Acid Market Value is Projected to Grow at A CAGR of 5.5%

Date: 2015-10-27

Citric acid is a weak organic acid that finds application in various industries such as food & beverage, animal feed, pharmaceutical, personal care & cosmetics, detergents & cleansers, textile, and construction, among others. Citric acid is widely used in the food & beverage industry as an acidulant. The citric acid market is expected to witness significant growth in the food & beverage industry owing to increasing demand for processed and ready-to-eat food & beverage products. Versatile properties of citric acid such as low toxicity, tart taste, preservation, and chelating & buffering characteristics are responsible for its growing consumption in a wide range of applications.

Leading players such as 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), and S.A. Citrique Belge N.V. (Belgium), among others have been profiled in the report. To maintain a competitive edge in the citric acid market, the key players were observed to prefer new product development as a strategy to serve a broad range of industries. New technologies have initiated the emergence of innovative products that could help in cost reduction. Developing countries present a viable market for manufacturers, as these regions are emerging as potential markets with the availability of raw materials.

The global market for citric acid is projected to grow at competitive CAGRs of 5.5% and 5.2%, in terms of value and volume respectively, from 2015 to 2020. Europe led the market for citric acid in 2014, in terms of value and volume, owing to substantial growth in the processed food & beverage industry and high consumption of citric acid as a vital food additive. The market in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow at a higher rate as compared to the matured markets of developed economies.  

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