Food and Beverage

Food Thickeners Market to Undertake Strapping Growth CAGR 4.5% worldwide by 2022

    Food thickeners are commonly known as food hydrocolloids and are used to increase the viscosity of the food preparation without altering the authentic taste of the food. These thickeners are used widely in food and beverages to increase the consistency of the food product. Food thickeners are extracted from various sources and are edible in nature. The thickeners those are extracted from the plant sources are generally edible starches which provide bulkiness to the food product thereby increasing the overall organoleptic property of the food.


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Market Scenario:

The rise in demand for convenience foods, bakery and confectionery products amongst the population is supporting the growth of Food Thickeners in the food industries. The consumption of frozen desserts in the developing countries have directly influenced the growth of food thickeners segment. It is the ingredient used to increase the stability of the frozen dessert products. Developing economic conditions have a high impact on changing consumers eating preferences due to which the demand for specialty food and beverages is experiencing a surge. The overall growth in these segments supports the growth of food thickeners in the food and beverage industries. The food thickeners market is calculated to grow at the CAGR of 4.5% during 2016-2022.


Key Players

Cargill (U.S.),

Tate & Lyle PLC (U.K.),

Archer Daniels Midland (U.S.),

Ingredion Incorporated (U.S.),

  1. I. du Pont de Nemoursand Company (U.S.),

Kerry Group Plc (Ireland),

TIC Gums (U.S.)


Key Findings:

  • Food thickeners from plant source is anticipated to increase at a higher rate
  • Top five exporters of Food Thickeners include U.S., Germany, France, Brazil, and China


Study Objectives of Food Thickeners Market

  • Detail analysis of the market’s segments and sub-segments
  • To estimate and forecast market size by origin, type, product, application and region
  • To analyses key driving forces which are influencing the market
  • Region level market analysis and market estimation of North America, Europe, Asia, and rest of the world (ROW) and their countries
  • Value chain analysis & supply chain analysis of the food thickeners
  • Company profiling of major players in the market
  • Competitive strategy analysis and mapping key stakeholders in the market
  • Analysis of historical market trends and technologies along with current government regulatory requirement

Intended Audience

  • Food Thickeners manufacturers
  • Bakery and Confectionery Industry
  • Specialty food industry
  • Frozen desserts manufacturers
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Traders, importers and exporters


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Food Thickeners has been segmented on the basis of origin which comprises microorganisms, plants and animals

Food Thickeners has been segmented on the basis of type which comprises starches, proteins, vegetable gums and others

Food Thickeners has been segmented on the basis of product-type which comprises cornstarch, alginin, guar gum, xanthan gum, collagen, gelatin, agar, carrageenan and others

Food Thickeners has been segmented on the basis of application which comprises bakery, confectionery, beverages, soups and gravies, dairy products, dressings and marinades, convenience foods and others

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 has the major market share followed Europe. Increasing demand of convenience food and on-the-go beverages amongst the developed countries of North America and Europe region is supporting the growth of Food Thickeners market. However, Asia- Pacific is emerging as a potential market for food thickeners. Japan, Canada, Belgium, U.K. and Germany are the major importers of food thickeners.


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.


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