Organic Acids Market - Snapshot
Organic acid is a type of organic compound that typically has acidic properties. Organic acids are known as weak acids, as they do not disassociate in water completely. For instance, carboxyl acid is a common example of organic acid. Commonly used organic acids are acetic acid, lactic acid, and citric acid. Organic acids are used in a wide range of applications such as bakery, dairy, livestock feed, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. They are either produced naturally or synthetically. They are produced naturally through the fermentation process by several microorganisms. They are synthetically produced on a wide scale for commercial applications such as catalysts, dyes, surfactants, and others.
Organic acids are widely used for regulating the acidic content of foods and also to enhance flavor. The antioxidant and preservative properties of the compounds makes them highly preferred in the food manufacturing industry, thereby boosting the organic acids market. A rise in the global population and GDP growth in developing economies are anticipated to drive demand for organic acids during the forecast period. Furthermore, demand for organic acids is also likely to be high from the pharmaceutical sector, due to their use in various drugs such as phenacetin and aspirin.
Expansion in the food & beverage industry and rise in production of soft drinks and food products are major factors boosting the global organic acids markets. Moreover, adoption of solar power and energy codes in roofing systems continues to augment the organic acids market. Increase in the consumption of acetic acid in the food & beverage sector is likely to propel the organic acid market in the coming years. Acetic acid is significantly consumed, owing to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Furthermore, organic acids are useful in regulating acidity and are used as antioxidants, preservatives, and flavor enhancers in a number of food products. These factors are estimated to augment the organic acids market during the forecast period.
However, stringent regulations implemented by governing bodies to limit the use of synthetic organic acids are likely to restrain the market in the next few years. This is because the synthetic variants of organic acids are produced from non-renewable sources and are hazardous to the environment. However, advancements, investments, and developments in the bio-based organic acid are likely to provide lucrative opportunities to the organic acids market in the near future.
The global organic acids market has been segmented based on product type, application, and region. In terms of product type, the market has been divided into acetic acids, citric acids, formic acids, propionic acids, lactic acids, fumaric acids, ascorbic acids, gluconic acids, and others (butyric acid, uric acid, oxalic acid, tartaric acid, etc.). Acetic acid was a dominant segment of the global market in 2017. In terms of application, the global organic acids market has been classified into bakery & confectionery, dairy, beverages, poultry, meat, and seafood, livestock feed, animal feed, pharmaceuticals, industrial, and others (packaging, cosmetics, textile, etc.). Bakery & confectionery was a leading segment of the market, accounting for about 25% of the market share in 2017. Organic acids are frequently used to ensure both product palatability and preservation in the beverage industry. Moreover, an increase in demand for flavoring agents in the food industry is driving the market. Organic acids are also widely consumed in animal and livestock feed, owing to their decreased pH values and as preservatives. Thus, demand from the animal feed and livestock feed segments is expected to drive the organic acids market during the forecast period.
In terms of region, the global organic acid market has been segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Demand for organic acids from Asia Pacific was significant in 2017. A rise in the population in China and India, changing lifestyle, and expansion of the food & beverage sectors are major factors driving demand for organic acids in Asia Pacific. Increase in the number of regulations to limit the use of synthetic organic acids has led to moderate growth of the organic acids market in North America and Europe. However, the demand for bio-based organic acids is likely to increase in these regions during the forecast period. Middle East & Africa is expected to be a prominent region of the global organic acids market during the forecast period, due to expansion of the food & beverage sector and increase in health care expenditure in the region. This is also projected to create significant opportunities for organic acids manufacturers in the near future.
Key players profiled in the report on the global organic acids are Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, Cargill Incorporated, BASF S.E., BioAmber Inc, Genomatica, Inc., Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd., Fuso Chemical Co., Ltd., Koninklijke DSM N.V., Celanese Corporation, Corbion, DowDuPont Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, Elekeiroz SA, LUXI Group, GC Innovation America, NatureWorks LLC, Polynt SpA, and Tate & Lyle.
Organic Acids Market - Overview
This report analyzes and forecasts the organic acids market at the global and regional levels. The market has been forecast in terms of value (US$ Mn) and volume (kilo tons) from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It also covers the anticipated impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand for organic acids during the forecast period. The report also highlights growth opportunities in the global organic acids market.
The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global organic acids market. The Porter’s Five Forces model has also been included to help understand the competition landscape of the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein product type and application segments have been benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.
The study provides a decisive view of the global organic acids market by segmenting it in terms of product type and application. These segments have been analyzed based on the present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and projected demand for organic acids in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers the demand for these acids in individual application segments across all regions. Key players operating in the global organic acids market are Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, Cargill Incorporated, BASF S.E., BioAmber Inc, Genomatica, Inc., Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd., Fuso Chemical Co., Ltd., Koninklijke DSM N.V., Celanese Corporation, Corbion, DowDuPont Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, Elekeiroz SA, LUXI Group, GC Innovation America, NatureWorks LLC, Polynt SpA, and Tate & Lyle. Market players have been profiled in terms of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.
The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of the organic acids market for the base year 2017 and the forecast for the period between 2018 and 2026. Market numbers have been estimated based on product type and application segments of the market. Market size and forecast for each product and application segment have been provided for the global and regional markets.
In-depth interviews and discussions have been conducted with a number of key market participants and opinion leaders to compile this research report. Primary research represents a bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents of key players operating in various end-use industries have been reviewed for competition analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes search of recent trends, trade publications, technical writing, Internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proved to be a reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing market participants’ insights, and recognizing growth opportunities.
Global Organic Acids Market, by Product Type
- Acetic Acids
- Citric Acids
- Formic Acids
- Propionic Acids
- Lactic Acids
- Fumaric Acids
- Ascorbic Acids
- Gluconic Acids
- Others (Butyric Acid, Uric Acid, Oxalic Acid, etc.)
Global Organic Acids Market, Application
- Bakery & Confectionery
- Poultry, Meat, and Seafood
- Livestock Feed
- Animal Feed
- Others (Textile, Cosmetics, Packaging, etc.)
Global Organic Acids Market, by Region
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Extensive analysis of the global organic acids market trends from 2018 to 2026 to identify growth opportunities and analyze market developments
- List of key developments made by leading players in the global organic acids market
- List of major factors useful for building a roadmap of upcoming opportunities in the organic acids market at the global, regional, and country levels
- Comprehensive analysis with respect to investments and trends that would impact the outlook for the global organic acids market between 2018 and 2026
- Insights into growth opportunities for various stakeholders in the market value chain and a detailed competition landscape of key players operating in the market to help understand the competition level
- Porters’ Five Forces analysis that highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers and enables stakeholders to make profit-oriented business decisions