Glycerol Monostearate Emulsifiers Market $1,209.10 Mn By 2032, CAGR 6.1%

Glycerol Monostearate Emulsifiers Market Size Worth $ 1,209.10 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 6.1%

The global glycerol monostearate emulsifiers market size is expected to reach USD 1,209.10 Million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Glycerol Monostearate Emulsifiers Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By End-Use (Personal Care & Cosmetics, Food & Beverages, Pharmaceuticals, Others); By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024- 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The global market for glycerol monostearate emulsifiers is poised for growth in the foreseeable future, driven by heightened demand from the food and beverage industry. Glycerol monostearate (GMS) finds widespread application in the production of chocolate, baked goods, and dairy products. Moreover, it serves as a versatile ingredient in the formulation of various spreads, dressings, and sauces. GMS plays a crucial role as a preservative and stabilizer in products such as whipped cream and ice cream.

Beyond its prominent role in the food sector, glycerol monostearate also extends its utility to cosmetics and personal care products. In items like lotions and skin creams, GMS contributes to enhancing stability and texture, showcasing its versatility across diverse industries.

Additionally, the glycerol monostearate market is experiencing growth due to the surging demand for pharmaceuticals. Within the pharmaceutical industry, glycerol monostearate finds utility as an excipient and a lubricant in tablet formulations. The market is anticipated to thrive in this sector, fueled by the increasing demand for pharmaceuticals in emerging markets.

The primary driver for the demand for Glycerol Monostearate is the food industry, driven by the increasing popularity of packaged food products. Regionally, developing economies, especially in the Asia Pacific, are anticipated to play a pivotal role in propelling the Glycerol Monostearate market during the forecast period, driven by the consistent rise in demand for processed food in the region. Additionally, Glycerol Monostearate finds application in the production of various cosmetics and personal care items.

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With the enhancement of quality of life, beauty, and personal care have become integral elements influencing self-esteem and social interaction. The ongoing transition of consumers towards premium cosmetic brands plays a role in fostering the market growth of Glycerol Monostearate within the personal care and cosmetic segment over the entire forecast period.

Glycerol Monostearate Emulsifiers Market Report Highlights

  • In the year 2023, the market was led by the food and beverages sector, securing the largest share of revenue. This significant share is a result of the extensive use of GM's emulsifiers, mainly owing to their effectiveness in seamlessly blending ingredients that would typically separate, such as oil and water.
  • The personal care and cosmetics sector emerge as another crucial market for glycerol monostearate emulsifiers, contributing to the overall growth of the glycerol monostearate emulsifiers market. Serving as a stabilizing agent, GMS plays a vital role in averting product separation, making it a valuable ingredient in eye creams, makeup, hand creams, sunscreens, and moisturizers.
  • In 2023, the Asia Pacific region held the leading position in the global market, boasting the largest market share. This dominance is credited to the presence of some of the world's largest agricultural product manufacturers, with key players such as Thailand, India, China, Vietnam, and others. The substantial population in these countries has facilitated the establishment of extensive food production and processing industries. The ongoing growth of the middle-class population in these regions has instigated changes in food consumption patterns, leading to a heightened preference for processed food and beverages.
  • The global key market players include ACM Chemicals, Alfa Chemistry, Alpha Chemicals Private Limited, BASF SE, Croda International Plc, Estelle Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Evonik Industries AG, Kao Corporation, LobaChemie Pvt. Ltd., Oleon NV, Spectrum Chemical, and Wilmar International Ltd.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the Glycerol Monostearate Emulsifiers market report based on end-use, and region:

Glycerol Monostearate Emulsifiers, End-Use Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Food & Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

Glycerol Monostearate Emulsifiers, 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

Glycerol Monostearate Emulsifiers Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 752.63 million

Revenue Forecast in 2032

USD 1,209.10 million


6.1% 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 End-Use, By Region

Regional scope

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


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