Published: Aug, 2018

Transparency Market Research (TMR) finds that the global food grade iron powder market is highly competitive due to presence of numerous key players. Some of the key players operating in the global food grade iron powder market include BASF SE, Agrium Inc., Yara International Ltd., Compass Minerals International Inc., DowDuPont Inc., Höganäs AB, AkzoNobel N.V, Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corp, Bayer AG, Syngenta International AG, Micnelf USA Inc., Ashland Global Holdings Inc., Industrial Metal Powders (I) Pvt. Ltd., Belmont Metals Inc., Cathay Industries Australasia Pty Ltd, American Elements, Precheza as, Salvi Chemical Industries Ltd., Rio Tinto Metal Powders, and Jiangxi Yuean Superfine Metal Co. Ltd. These key players are expected to continue use of the value chain to gain control over final prices of the products.

TMR anticipated the global revenue of the food grade iron powder market is expected to reach US$ 4.3 mn by the end of 2018 and expected to expand with a CAGR of 5.9% to attain value of nearly US$ 6.9 mn by the end of 2026. On basis of type, the iron compounds segment is expected to dominate the global food grade iron powder market owing to high adoption of iron compounds such as ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate, and others. On the basis of end-use industries, the food & beverage segment is projected to account for significant share in the global revenue with nearly 37.8% in 2018. On the basis of region, Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand with a CAGR of 7.2%.

food grade iron powder market

Demand for Foodstuffs with Higher Nutritional Values to Drive Growth

Iron deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency among children between the age group of six months to two years. These essential micronutrients in are increasingly used in the infant formulas owing to rising consumer preference for nutritional fortification in infant and baby foodstuffs. Additionally, this deficiency is most common in women due to their hectic lifestyle, insufficient nutrients intake, and improper self-care. With the rising awareness about health of mother and their child globally has boosted demand for food grade iron powder which is likely to drive growth of the global food grade iron powder market.

Manufacturers are improving their baby food products and infant formulas with addition of iron & calcium which helps to reduce the deficiencies and disorders such as anemia during their infancy. Rising awareness about benefits of consumption of these baby food and infant formulas are boosting adoption of food grade iron powder is likely to fuel growth of the global food grade iron powder market. Additionally, these metal ions are highly efficient in recovery from deficiencies. They efficiently regulate the physiological activities and provide better crop output resilience.

Risk of Possible Side Effects to Hamper Growth

Despite of thee growth prospects, risk associated with the over consumption of iron supplements. The risks associated with over consumption are damage to internal organs, and possibilities of increase susceptibility to heart attack, diabetes, and cancer. In addition, high prices of chelated micronutrient fertilizers is a major constraint limiting widespread adoption or application, especially in field crops. Also, high raw material cost that results in to increase in prices of food grade iron powder which is likely to hamper growth of the global food grade iron powder market.

Nevertheless, high demand for food grade iron powder due to increasing cases of deficiencies and their associated risks coupled with increasing production capabilities and technology to improve their processing technologies are reducing time and cost of products substantially are creating lucrative opportunities in the global market for food grade iron powder.

This information is comprised in the new report by TMR, titled “Food Grade Iron Powder Market (Type - Elemental Iron, Iron Compounds; End-use - Food & Beverages, Animal Feed, Agriculture) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 - 2026.” 

The global food grade iron powder market has been segmented as presented:

By Type:

  • Elemental Iron
  • Iron Compounds

By End Use:

  • Food & Beverages
  • Animal Feed
  • Agriculture

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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