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  • Published On : Mar 2022
  • Code : CMI2441
  • Pages : 120
  • Formats :
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  • Industry : Food Ingredients

Maltodextrin is a white powder starch derivative and is used as a food additive. It is produced by partial hydrolysis of grains starch such as corn, wheat, potatoes, and rice. It has a bland flavor and smooth texture which makes it suitable as food additives in the food and beverage industry. It is used in desserts, salad dressings, instant puddings, etc.

The global maltodextrin market is estimated to be valued at US$ 3,571.9 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.1 % over the forecast period (2021-2028).

Recent Developments:

  • In October 2021, Cargill launched new product a maltodextrin substitute made from rice flour maltodextrin substitute to replacement of wheat and gluten in consumer diets.
  • In December 2019, Archer Daniels Midland Company expanded the reach of its starch portfolio to the Canadian market through a partnership with IMCD (a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients). In addition to a variety of other ADM texture solutions, tapioca maltodextrin, tapioca starch, corn starch, and will be available to buyers in the Canadian market.
  • In October 2019, Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, announce the completion of the doubling of capacity of its non-GMO MALTOSWEET® Maltodextrin production line at its facility in Boleraz, Slovakia.

North America held dominant position in the global maltodextrin market in 2020, accounting for 35.9% share in terms of volume, followed by Latin america and Asia pacific, respectively.

Figure 1. Global Maltodextrin Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2020



The growing demand for low-calorie packaged food is driving demand for maltodextrin as a fat reduction ingredient. For example, the use of maltodextrin in place of starch-based sweeteners decreases the overall carbohydrate level in the final food products which are highly preferred by health-conscious consumers. Maltodextrin plays a major role as a bulking and carrier agent that offers desirable texture and viscosity to a wide range of food products. Moreover, it also acts as a perfect replacement for fat in various food items.

The easy availability of affordable maltodextrin across emerging markets is accelerating market growth. Various multinational firms are offering good quality maltodextrin products for the food and other industrial sectors. This is due to the increasing use of maltodextrin by international as well as domestic food processing manufacturers. Moreover, meal replacement products such as nutritional bars, fruit beverages, Herbal Life’s shakes, and instant soups are some of the other growth factors of the maltodextrin market. 

Market Opportunities

The growing demand for maltodextrin from the cosmetic &personal care industry is projected to offer potential market opportunities in the near future. It is used as a stabilizer and thickeners in the manufacturing of cosmetics products. The increasing working female population coupled with the growing disposable income of the consumers is driving demand for cosmetic products. Thus, robust growth in the cosmetic and personal care market is projected to favor the market growth of the maltodextrin.

Growth in the chemical industry along with the increasing use of maltodextrin in various chemical reactions is expected to offer immense market opportunities over the forecast period. In 2017, the U.S. chemical industry had final sales exceeding $765 billion. Total FDI in the industry passed $700 billion in 2017. It has invested $99 billion in research and development in 2017.

Maltodextrin Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2020 Market Size in 2019: US$ 3,571.9 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR: 5.1% 2028 Value Projection: US$ 5,063.2 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • Region: North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • Food and beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Paper and cardboard processing, Daily and fine chemicals, Cosmetics, Others
Companies covered:

Cargill, Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ingredion Incorporated,  Roquette Frères S.A., Tate & Lyle Plc, Penford Corporation, Grain Processing Corporation, Zhucheng Dongxiao Biotechnology Co., Ltd., and Tereos Syral S.A.S.

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing demand for low-calorie packaged food
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Fluctuating cost of raw material

Market Trends

Increasing demand for organic and natural food for infant’s formula as these are healthy is propelling the demand for GMO-free starches in baby food and infant formula. Moreover, key players in the U.S. baby and infant formula markets such as Nestlé, Abbott, and Mead Johnson Nutrition were repeatedly petitioned to eradicate GMO ingredients from their baby food products. This is expected to foster the market growth of the maltodextrin over the forecast period.

Growing strategic partnerships and agreements among key manufacture for market expansion is one of the growing trends. For instance, in July 2018, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has partnered with Vedan International to launch a new line of specialty tapioca starches and tapioca maltodextrin ingredients. ADM has claimed that its new tapioca maltodextrin is non-genetically modified (non-GMO) and is also available in an organic version.

Figure 2. Global Maltodextrin Market Share, by Application, 2020


Key Takeaways of the Graph:

  • The Food and beverage held dominant position in the market and accounted for 61.00% share in the global maltodextrin market in 2020. The segment is expected to reach US$ 3,124.60 million in 2028.
  • Peoples are switching towards healthy lifestyle. It will increase the sales in forecast period.

Market Restraints

Factor such as maltodextrin extracted from wheat is not suitable for gluten-free products. Consumers with celiac diseases cannot consume the same. The increasing prevalence of celiac diseases around the globe is expected to restrict the market growth of the maltodextrin over the forecast period.

The fluctuating cost of raw materials used in the manufacturing of maltodextrin is projected to inhibit the market growth. Also, the growing demand for gums as an alternative to Maltodextrin is again expected to hamper the market growth.

Global Maltodextrin Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

Due to the extreme V-shaped recovery in most emerging nations, the maltodextrin market is fast surpassing pre-COVID levels, with a strong growth rate expected over the forecast term. To counteract the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic, key market players are implementing new tactics. Companies in the maltodextrin industry are promoting their contactless production and delivery processes, promoting USP statements, focus on product packaging, and increase the exposure of products on online platforms as critical tactics. Also, maltodextrin manufacturers are attempting to extend their distribution networks as well as grow into new locations where raw material is readily available. Manufacturers are aggressively pursuing different expansion plans, mostly in Asian areas.

Competitive Section:

Company Names 

  1. Cargill, Incorporated
  2. Archer Daniels Midland Company
  3. Ingredion Incorporated
  4. Roquette Frères S.A.
  5. Tate & Lyle Plc
  6. Penford Corporation
  7. Grain Processing Corporation
  8. Zhucheng Dongxiao Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
  9. Tereos Syral S.A.S.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global maltodextrin market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 3,571.9 Million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.1% between 2021 and 2028.

Increasing demand for low-calorie packaged food is the factor fuelling growth of the market.

The Food and beverage segment is the leading component segment in the market.

Fluctuating cost of raw material is expected to hinder growth of the market.

Major players operating in the market include, Cargill, Incorporated, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ingredion Incorporated, Roquette Frères S.A., Tate & Lyle Plc, Penford Corporation, Grain Processing Corporation, Zhucheng Dongxiao Biotechnology Co., Ltd., and Tereos Syral S.A.S.

North America region is expected to hold dominant position in the market over the forecast period. The growth of the market in the region is driven by Food and beverage segment.

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