The growing preference for ready-to-consume food and beverages across the world is influencing the demand for starch derivatives significantly. The rising popularity of non-carbonated and energy drinks is complimenting this demand, as these beverages utilize natural sweeteners, of which these derivatives are important components. Apart from this, starch derivatives also have significant application in textile weaving and finishing, and the production of biofuels and glue due to which their demand is increasing by leaps and bounds.
Going forward, the market is likely to witness a remarkable inflow of capital, as starch derivative producers are increasing their focus on improving the quality of their products in order to gain a competitive edge. Additionally, the demand for starch derivatives is anticipated to register a steady rise in the coming years due to the rapid expansion of the food and beverages industry. The usage of these derivatives in cosmetics as emulsifiers, in medicines as binders, and in animal feed and fiber additives is also projected to provide potential opportunities for market growth in the near future.
The global opportunity in starch derivatives stood at US$45.3 bn in 2014. Rising at a CAGR of 5.90% between 2015 and 2021, it is estimated to be worth US$68.7 bn by 2021.
Opportunity for Starch Derivatives in Food and Beverages to Reach US$40.7 bn by 2021
Starch derivatives are in high demand in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, feed, food and beverages, paper, and various other products such as biofuels and bioethanol. They also find significant application in the production of glue and other industrial applications.
Most of the demand for these derivatives arises from the food and beverages segment. The growing popularity of convenience food and non-carbonated and energy drinks has fueled their application in this segment and the trend is expected to prevail in the long term. The opportunity for starch derivatives in food and beverages is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.80% during the period from 2015 to 2021 and increase from US$27.1 bn in 2014 to US$40.7 bn by 2021.
Asia Pacific to Remain at Forefront of Starch Derivatives Market
Regionally, the global market for starch derivatives is segmented into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World. With a share of more than 30%, Asia Pacific emerged as the key consumer of starch derivatives in 2014. Analysts at TMR predict the region to remain at the forefront throughout the forecast period, thanks to the soaring demand for these derivatives in China and India, propelled by the growing preference for convenience food and beverages in these nations.
The opportunity in starch derivatives in Asia Pacific is likely to increase from approximately US$14 bn in 2014 to almost US$21 bn by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 5.50% during the period from 2015 to 2021.
AGRANA Group, Ingredion Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Co., and Tate & Lyle Plc are the key producers of starch derivatives across the world. Other prominent market participants are Avebe U.A., Emsland-Stärke Gmbh, Roquette Frères S.A., Cargill Inc., BENEO-Palatinit GmbH, and Grain Processing Corp.
The global starch derivatives market is expected to witness steady growth during the forecast period. Increasing usage of starch derivatives in industrial application is propelling the growth of the starch derivatives market. The starch derivatives market is categorized by product type into maltodextrin, glucose syrup, cyclodextrin, hydrolysates, and modified starch. Based on application, the starch derivatives market is segmented into food and beverages, feed, cosmetics, paper and pharmaceuticals among others including industrial applications and bio-ethanol. Glucose syrup holds a major share of the market, whereas maltodextrin experienced the highest growth in the market in terms of revenue in 2014. The demand for glucose syrup is expected to grow at a higher rate as compared to other product segments due to its increasing applications in various industries such as feeds, pharmaceuticals, paper, and cosmetics in developing countries. It is often used as flavor enhancer, volume-adding agent, texture agent, and inhibitor of sugar from crystallizing in drinks.
Furthermore, increasing health consciousness and growing demand for natural sweetener is driving the demand for starch derivatives globally. Increasing demand for convenience food and beverages in various countries such as China, Germany, India, the U.S., Brazil, and Saudi Arabia is one of the key factors propelling the growth of the starch derivatives market. In the past few decades, several developments have taken place in the starch derivatives industry, which has experienced a shift from conventional food products to time-saving food containing starch derivatives in the convenience and processed food category.
Globally, demand for starch derivatives is governed by the performance functionality and quality of the products. In addition, growing demand for starch derivatives in the pharmaceuticals industry is one of the key factors supporting the growth of the market significantly. Increasing research and development expenditure coupled with fluctuation in raw material prices is likely to restrict the expansion of the starch derivatives market. However, this market is expected to grow in the next few years due to rising consumption of starch derivatives in various emerging countries and increasing application of starch derivatives in different sectors such as food and beverage, paper, animal feed and pharmaceutical among others. The research report covers drivers, restraints and opportunities of the starch derivatives market. The research study features present market trends and provides the forecast from 2015 to 2021. The report also covered the current market scenario for starch derivatives and highlighted its future market trends that are likely to affect the demand for starch derivatives. By geography, the market has been bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). The present market size and forecast until 2021 are covered in the report.
In 2014, Asia Pacific held the largest share of the starch derivatives market followed by Europe, North America, and Rest of the World (RoW). Asia Pacific is the largest as well as the fastest growing regional market due to rising demand for starch derivatives in India and China. Moreover, Asia Pacific is expected to maintain its leading position during the forecast period. The rise in demand for starch based food and beverages, and increasing application in pharmaceutical sector in India and China is expected to drive the growth of the starch derivatives market in Asia Pacific. Therefore, food and beverage manufacturers are focusing on producing starch based products to meet the consumers need in Asia Pacific.
The research study also analyzes different factors inhibiting and influencing the growth of the starch derivatives market. The analysis of market attractiveness provided in the report features key investing areas in the starch derivatives industry. Furthermore, the report will help starch derivatives manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors understand the present and future trends in this market and formulate their business strategies accordingly.
Key players in the starch derivatives market include Tate & Lyle PLC, Cargill, Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ingredion Incorporated, Roquette Frères S.A., BENEO-Palatinit GmbH, AGRANA Group, Avebe U.A. and Grain Processing Corporation.
The scope of the study presents a comprehensive evaluation of the stakeholder strategies and winning imperatives for them by segmenting the starch derivatives market as below:
Global starch derivatives market, by product type
- Glucose Syrup
- Modified Starch
Global starch derivatives market, by application
- Food and Beverages
- Others (including industrial applications, bio-Ethanol, bio fuel, glue manufacturing etc.)
In addition the report provides cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments with respect to the following geographical markets:
Global starch derivatives market, by geography
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World (RoW)
- Latin America
- Middle East