Acidulants Market Size to be Worth $4,099.55 Million By 2032, at a of CAGR: 6.40%

Acidulants Market Size Worth $4,099.55 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 6.40%

The global acidulants market size is expected to reach USD 4,099.55 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Acidulants Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Acetic Acid, Fumaric Acid, Citric Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, and Tartaric Acid); By Function; By Application; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

An increasing number of consumers are gravitating towards sustainable and environmentally-friendly products made with sustainable elements, coupled with the drastic increase in processed food consumption globally due to the surge in urbanized population and the trend of hectic lifestyles, fueling the market's growth. Additionally, the growing investment by major government organizations in R&D activities or programs focused on improving the efficacy and quality of acidulants is further anticipated to create lucrative growth opportunities in the forecast period.

For instance, in March 2022, Brenntag completed the acquisition of a specialty chemicals distributor named Y.S. Ashkenazi Agencies, along with its subsidiary Biochem Trading, which will help the company develop a strong market presence nationwide.

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The growing trend and penetration for incorporating advanced analytical methods and quality control processes to ensure the purity, safety, and quality of acidulants and the development of techniques such as high-performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and molecular analysis that help in accurate identification and quantification of acidulants in complex matrices, are likely to generate huge growth potential for the global market.

The major manufacturers operating in the market are now focusing on developing specialized acidulants tailored for specific applications such as dairy products, bakery applications, confectionery, and meat processing, among others, as these specialized acidulants possess several unique properties such as enhanced stability, controlled release, or improved functionality in specific food and beverage formulations, which in turn, positively influencing the product demand and growth. 

Acidulants Market Report Highlights

  • Citric acid segment dominated the market with the largest share in 2022, which is mainly attributed to its use in various applications as it helps in digestion and nutrient absorption
  • Flavor enhancers segment is projected to grow at a significant growth rate over the study period, on account of increasing demand for unique and exotic flavors among consumers and rising consumption of ready-to-eat products
  • Bakery & confectionery segment held the majority market share in terms of revenue, mainly due to the growing product need for these products to extend their shelf life and improve organoleptic qualities
  • Asia Pacific region accounted for over significant market share in 2022, owing to the rapidly surging rate of urbanization and a large consumer base fueling the product demand in the food processing industry
  • The global key market players include Cargill Inc., Hawkins Watts Limited, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Batory Foods, Kemin Industries, and Novus International

Polaris Market Research has segmented the acidulants market report based on type, function, application, and region:

Acidulants, Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2023 - 2032)

  • Acetic Acid
  • Fumaric Acid
  • Citric Acid
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Lactic Acid
  • Malic Acid
  • Tartaric Acid

Acidulants, Function Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Flavor Enhancers
  • Microbial Control
  • pH Control
  • Preservatives
  • Others

Acidulants, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Bakery & Confectionery
  • Beverages
  • Dairy Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Others

Acidulants, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Acidulants Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 2487.35 million

Revenue Forecast in 2032

USD 4,099.55 million


6.40% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Type, By Function, By Application, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key Companies

Anpario PLC, Archer Daniels Midland Company, BASF, Batory Foods Inc., Brenntag, Cargill Inc., Foodchem, Hamburg Fructose GmbH, Hawkins Watts Limited, Kemin Industries, Novus International Inc., Nutrex NV, Oxiris Chemicals S.A., Perstorp Holding AB, Peterlabs Holdings Berhad, Trouw Nutrition, Univar Solutions, Vizag Chemicals International.

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