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  • Published On : Sep 2022
  • Code : CMI3443
  • Pages :120
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  • Industry : Food and Beverages

Carrageenan gum is extracted from seaweed and is ideal for food additives as they have various range of gelling and emulsifying properties. Moreover, it is also used to treat various medical conditions such as bronchitis, coughs, tuberculosis, and intestinal problems. Also, it is used as a thickening agent, binder, and as a stabilizer in various medications and food. Additionally, it is also  consider as important weight loss products. It is beneficial for reducing pain and swelling during injury. In food products, they thicken things such as ice cream, marshmallow fluff, pancake syrup, etc. and in the beverage, they act as an excellent emulsifier by keeping the liquid mixed together.

Global carrageenan gum market was valued at US$ 881.6 Million in 2021 in terms of revenue, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period (2022 to 2030).

Drivers

Growing usage of carrageenan gum in processed food as thickener, protein stabilizer, particle suspension and emulsifying the agent is predominantly fueling market growth. It is used in ice creams, dairy-based products, salad dressings, sour cream, and chocolate milk. Furthermore, it is also used across food applications such as beverages, confectioneries, and bakery products. Therefore, the growing consumption of carrageenan gum in various processed foods is anticipated to propel the overall market growth of carrageenan gum.

Growing demand for carrageenan gum from the cosmetic industry is estimated to foster market growth over the forecast period. Carrageenan gum is used in the production of skincare products such as shaving creams, cream deodorants, and body lotions. Moreover, carrageenan gum is also used in manufacturing toothpaste and air freshener’s product, because it has excellent controlling texture and fluidity property. Therefore, rising demand for carrageenan gum from the cosmetic industry is expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to disruptions in transportation, labor, and ingredients availability. There has also been a shortage of carrageenan gum due to supply chain challenges and recall of carrageenan gum products over contamination issues, which caused a hindrance to the steady business growth.

However, with the gradual lifting of restrictions and reduction of pandemic-induced constraints, the global carrageenan gum industry may witness commendable growth over the years ahead.

Among region, Europe dominated the global carrageenan gum market in 2021, reporting 35% market share in terms of revenue, followed by Asia Pacific and North America, respectively.

Figure 1. Global Carrageenan Gum Market Value Share (%), By Region, 2021

CARRAGEENAN GUM MARKET

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Market Restraints

Growing usage of carrageenan as a food ingredient in various food items and rising concerns regarding the risk of inflammation and colon cancer in humans is a major factor hindering the demand for carrageenan gum, thereby hampering the market growth of carrageenan gum. According to the Coherent Market Insights analysis, in November 2016, The National Organic Standard Boards voted to remove carrageenan from the national list of allowed substances in organic food. Therefore, the aforementioned factor is restricting market growth.

Availability of cheaper substitute such as agar to replace carrageenan as it has excellent gelling properties owing to the presence of highly soluble fiber content is hindering the market growth of carrageenan gum. Moreover, agar powder is an excellent vegan gelling agent which makes it ideal for making gelatin-based desserts. Therefore, the availability of cheaper substitute for carrageenan gum is hampering the market growth.

Carrageenan Gum Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 881.6 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017-2020 Estimated Year: 2022
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 4.4% Forecast Period: 2022-2030
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Type: Kappa Carrageenan, Iota Carrageenan, Lambda Carrageenan
  • By Application: Food & Beverages, Personal Care & Toiletries, Pharmaceuticals, Feed & Pet Food
Companies covered:

CP Kelco U.S., Marcel Trading Corporation, FMC Corporation, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Gelymar S.A, Ingredients Solutions Inc., Kerry Group, Cargill Incorporated, Altrafine Gums, W Hydrocolloids Inc. and CEAMSA

Growth Drivers:
  • Growing usage of carrageenan gum in processed food as thickener, protein stabilizer, particle suspension and emulsifying the agent
  • Growing demand for carrageenan gum from the cosmetic industry
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Growing usage of carrageenan as a food ingredient in various food items and rising concerns regarding the risk of inflammation and colon cancer in humans

Market Opportunities

Growing application of carrageenan gum in infant’s formula is expected to offer potential growth opportunity to the market of carrageenan gum over the forecast timeframe. Growing urban population, along with improving consumer lifestyle are some of the major factors propelling the market growth of carrageenan-based infant formula products.

Rising demand for personal care products especially in Asia Pacific region is expected to create lots of opportunities for the market of carrageenan gum. Huge demand for personal care products and organic cosmetics products is expected to increase the sales of carrageenan gum ingredients, which in turn augmenting the market growth of carrageenan gum. Therefore, the growing demand for organic personal care products are anticipated to foster market growth over the forecast timeframe.

Figure 2. Global Carrageenan Gum Market Value Share (%), By Application, 2021

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On the basis of application, in 2021, Food & Beverages accounted the largest market share of 55% in terms of revenue, followed by Feed & Pet Food and Personal care & Toiletries.

Recent Developments

  • In April 2019, Cargill, a food corporation based in Minnetonka, U.S. signed an agreement with Caldic, a full-service provider for the food, personal care, pharmaceutical and industrial markets to expand its distribution range of carrageenan, Xanthum and Pectin in Nordics, while helping caldic to expand its product portfolio in Nordics.
  • In June 2021, CP Kelco, producer of gellan gum, pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan and other hydrocolloids for the food, beverage and consumer products industries announced the extension of its distribution chain with Azelis, a service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Azeli’s diverse product range and a proven growth track record make them a good distributor of choice for CP Kelco to expand its operations to other countries across the world. Through this partnership, Azelis will distribute the complete range of CP Kelco’s products.
  • In July 2021, Kerry Group, a food company headquartered in Ireland acquired biotechnology company Biosearch Life, a biotechnology company to expand its operations in the food ingredient sector. Biosearch will be integrated in Kerry Group’s global Proactive health platform for science-backed branded ingredients.

Competitive Section

Major players operating in the global carrageenan gum market include CP Kelco U.S., Marcel Trading Corporation, FMC Corporation, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Gelymar S.A, Ingredients Solutions Inc., Kerry Group, Cargill Incorporated, Altrafine Gums, W Hydrocolloids Inc. and CEAMSA

Frequently Asked Questions

Global carrageenan gum market was valued at around US$ 881.6 Million in 2021.

Growing usage of carrageenan gum in processed food as thickener, protein stabilizer, particle suspension and emulsifying the agent is mainly driving the market.

Growing application of carrageenan gum in infant’s formula is expected to provide lucrative opportunities for the market growth of carrageenan gum.

Growing usage of carrageenan as a food ingredient in various food items and rising concerns regarding the risk of inflammation and colon cancer in humans is expected to restrain the market growth of carrageenan gum.

Major players operating in the market include CP Kelco U.S., Marcel Trading Corporation, FMC Corporation, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Gelymar S.A, Ingredients Solutions Inc., Kerry Group, Cargill Incorporated, Altrafine Gums, W Hydrocolloids Inc. and CEAMSA

The market is estimated to grow at around 4.4% CAGR in the forecast period (2022-2030).

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