Global sorbitol market was valued at USD 1.47 Billion in 2020. It is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.5% between 2021 and 2028. Due to rising consumption of dietetic and diabetic food and drinks, the market is likely to experience significant growth during the forecast period. Over the next few years, the market will be driven by the growing demand for the product as a replacement for sugar in consumer foods. Because it is slower to metabolize than other sugar alcohols, sorbitol is being increasingly used in oral care products. This prevents dental problems like tooth decay and cavities. Industry growth is expected to be driven by the benefits of this product over the forecast period. Due to low labor and production costs, the trend to shift production capacity to Asia Pacific has led to lower sorbitol costs, which is driving higher demand for non-food applications.
The market's main driver is the increasing demand for nutritive sweetness from the food and beverages industry. The FDA and USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) have approved the product for use in medicine and bakery foods, which is expected to drive the U.S. market. Sorbitol can also be used as a humectant to pharmaceutical products, which will fuel the growth of this product in the country.
The increasing use of the product in chocolates and confectionary products owing to its textural, moisture-stabilizing, and non-carcinogenic properties is expected to positively affect the overall demand of the market. Chemically, sorbitol has a high chemical stability and is relatively inert. This will lead to a strong demand for the product. It is also easy to add to other foods without affecting the recipe. Because of its unique and valuable texture-enhancing properties, sorbitol has many applications.
Sorbitol, an intermediate product, is highly dependent on demand for its end products. It is expected that there will be ample starch resources in India, China and Brazil, which will make it possible to produce the product over the forecast period. Due to rising demand and low labor costs, China and India will have more raw material suppliers.
Additionally, sorbitol can be used to produce fuels. Through the adoption of favorable policies, biofuels can be promoted by organizations like the European Commission and EPA. The rising popularity of biofuels and the support from government agencies is expected to lead to an increase in the number of manufacturers in the future. Over the forecast period, the demand for sorbitol will rise due to increased research and applications, particularly in the developed regions of North America and Europe.
Liquid accounted for over 77.0% of the market's revenue in 2020. The main use of liquid sorbitol in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries is as a sugar substitute. These industries are expected to see a rise in demand for low-calorie foods due to the increasing number of obese patients and health-conscious consumers.
Crystal sorbitol can be used as a food ingredient to make frozen raw fish, shrimp balls, roasted fish fillets, dried squid threads, polydextrose (soluble diet fiber), chewing gum and mint tablets. It can also be used in many other frozen aquatic products and sugar-free foodstuffs. Market growth is expected to be supported by the growing demand for applications products, primarily in meat products.
A crystal-based product can also be used as a moisturizer in cosmetic products such as moisturizers or face cream. This is due to its ability to resist bacteriological decay and retain moisture. Crystal sorbitol can also be used as a plasticizer to produce the capsule outer shell, and as a filler or excipient for the production pharmaceutical tablets. Sorbitol demand is expected to rise in the future due to increased demand for cosmetic products.
The market was dominated by dietetic and diabetic food and beverages, accounting for over 35.0% of global revenue in 2020. As functional foods are increasingly consumed around the world, as well as economies-of-scale, manufacturers have experienced lower manufacturing costs and new opportunities to grow sorbitol. The market will be threatened by a steady increase in sweeteners like maltitol or xylitol as these can be replaced with sorbitol.
Sorbitol is used in surfactants such as detergents and dispersants, emulsifiers, wetting agents, and foaming agents. The food processing industry is seeing a rise in use of biobased surfactants. Surfactants are used as stabilizing agents for many food products such as bread, icecream, and cakes. Surfactants are also useful in maintaining the texture and viscosity of food products, and prolonging their shelf life. The growth in the food processing industry will drive demand for biobased surfactant product products during the forecast period.
Over the forecast period, the vitamin C application market is expected to grow at the fastest rate. Vitamin C is mostly synthesized by two manufacturing processes: the Reichstein Grussner and two-step fermentation. Both production processes use sorbitol (Vitamin C) as a primary ingredient for the production. Due to its lower cost, Chinese manufacturers prefer the two-step fermentation method.
Food dominated the market, accounting for over 35.0% of global revenue in 2020. To replace refined sugar, sorbitol is often added to foods to increase sweetness. Sorbitol is a great texturizing agent and anti-crystallization ingredient in the production of ice creams and bakery products. It's widely used to prolong shelf life, preserve the freshness and color of confectionery and bakery products. It is also used in the canning of fruit. As the number of applications for the product is increasing, the food segment will dominate the market.
The market's growth is expected to be positive due to rising awareness about dietary supplements and their nutritional benefits. The market will also benefit from rising concerns about low-calorie and sugar-free products due to the growing prevalence of diabetes around the world.
Sorbitol is a key building block for the production bio-based propylene and ethylene glycol. Archer Daniels Midlands Company and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), for example, began commercial production of bio-based propylene glycol from sorbitol, glycerol, at its Illinois, U.S.-based manufacturing plant.
The biobased PG is the same chemical composition as petroleum-based PG, but with a significantly greener manufacturing process. Over the forecast period, the high use of sorbitol for chemical applications will drive the segment's growth at 6.6%.
Asia Pacific was the dominant market, accounting for over 55.0% of global revenue in 2020. The market for sorbitol is growing in Asia Pacific due to the fact that it is widely used in a variety of applications such as cookies, baked goods and confectionery.
The product is increasingly being used by end-users to meet the increasing demand. This is due to the changing lifestyles and urbanization in the developing world. In Asia Pacific, Sorbitol is widely used in non-food applications. Japan, for example, has been a significant importer of the product for oral care.
Because the European region has a strong food and beverage industry, Sorbitol is gaining ground quickly. Europeans eat a lot of meat products. The most commonly consumed food product in Europe is processed meat products.
The European market is one of the most important markets for food and beverage, as well as the most controlled. Europe's market is expected to show high growth potential due to its role as a sugar substitute in sugar-based food and beverages, as well as the role of the product in meat products. As sorbitol prevents meat from charring, it will be a major player in the European market.
Manufacturers are increasingly focusing their efforts on the production of sorbitol from non-GMO plants due to the increasing demand for non-GMO products in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. In order to lower the environmental impact and transport costs, manufacturers are also focusing on local sourcing of key raw materials.
Gujrat Ambuja Exports and PT Ecogreen Oleochemicals are just a few of the companies that import sorbitol directly from their overseas manufacturing facilities in India and Turkey. These companies are focused on customizing their products to meet the needs of industrial and food processing customers. The following are some of the most prominent players in global sorbitol markets:
American International Foods, Inc.
Gulshan Polyols Ltd.
Ecogreen Oleochemicals GmbH
Qinhuangdao Lihua Starch Co., Ltd.
Kasyap Sweeteners, Ltd.
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|Report Attributes||Report Details|
|Report Title||Sorbitol Market Research Report|
|By Product||Liquid, Crystal|
|By End-use||Food, Personal Care|
|By Application||Diabetic & Dietetic F&B, Vitamin C|
|By Companies||Merck KGaA, Ingredion Incorporated, DuPont, American International Foods Inc, Tereos, Gulshan Polyols Ltd, Kasyap Sweeteners Ltd, ADM, Qinhuangdao Lihua Starch Co Ltd, SPI Pharma, Cargill Incorporated, Ecogreen Oleochemicals GmbH, Roquette Fr¨res|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA|
|Historical Year||2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)|
|Number of Pages||230|
|Number of Tables & Figures||161|
|Customization Available||Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.|
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The market is segmented by Product (Liquid, Crystal), by End-use (Food, Personal Care), by Application (Diabetic & Dietetic F&B, Vitamin C).
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Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.
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