Xylitol is a natural sweetening alternative for sucrose. It is widely used crystalline sugar polyol across the globe. In addition, it is derived from natural resources such as plants and fruits. It has low glycemic index as compare to table sugar. Thus, xylitol is widely used in different kinds of industries such as cosmetics & toiletries, pharmaceuticals, oral healthcare product, and personal health care products, among others. The soaring demand for natural sweeteners in confectionary products is driving the xylitol industry growth. Moreover, xylitol used as a substitute for sucrose in dairy products is one of the key factors which accelerating the xylitol market growth.
Global xylitol market is expected to surpass US$ 738.1 million by the end of 2030 and exhibit a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period (2022 to 2030).
Soaring preference for sugar-free & low-calorie products
Xylitol offers less effects on blood sugar level and insulin as it has low glycaemic index. Thus, xylitol is used as a basic content in less-calorie food products, chewing gums, diabetes-friendly foods, candies, toothpastes, and others. The U.S. is one of the trending market for sugar-free confectionary products which further ascribed to augment the xylitol market growth. In addition, increasing prevalence about several diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular issues, and high blood pressure among the consumers is another factor to accelerate the xylitol market growth. Xylitol is most effective to resist bacterial infections in ear and teeth in children. Moreover, it has several health benefits to maintain oral health as xylitol based product reduced the dental caries.
Increasing demand for natural sweetening agents in chewing gums.
Xylitol is used as a natural sweetening additive in chewing gums. It offers several oral benefits such as prevention from dry mouth, and tooth decay and further boosting the oral hygiene. In addition, obese persons and diabetic consumers mostly prefer for natural sweetening confectionary product. Thus, increasing demand for xylitol across the confectionary product is likely to drive the xylitol market growth.
Figure 1. Global Xylitol Market Revenue Share (%), By Region, 2021
North America held the highest market share in 2021 across the globe. One of the leading industry for xylitol market is the U.S owing to the growing awareness about less sugar food products. Xylitol offers different kinds of health benefits such as preventing tooth-decay, less glycaemic index, low carbohydrate content, and less calorie are the key factors to witness soaring demand for xylitol. However, Asia Pacific is expected to show significant CAGR during the assessment period owing to rising awareness regarding the low-calorie products.
Availability of cost-effective substitute for xylitol
The cost-effective substitute such as manitol, sorbitol, and maltol is ascribed to hamper the xylitol market growth. On the other hand, xylitol is dangerous for the dog owing to high consumption of xylitol caused to death of dog. Furthermore, fluctuating prices of raw materials for the production of xylitol is likely to hinder the xylitol market growth.
|Base Year:||2021||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 447.8 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017-2020||Forecast Period:||2022 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR:||5.7%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 738.1 Mn|
Roquette Frères, NovaGreen, Inc., zuChem Inc., DuPont Danisco, Cargill, Inc., Zhejiang Huakang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Foodchem International Corporation, A & Z Food Additives Co., Ltd., Shandong Lujian Biological Technology Co. Ltd., Herboveda.
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The usages of xylitol across skin care products
Xylitol is used to maintain collagen level of the skin and further give softness to the skin. Also it used among the skin care products owing to its water-preserving characteristics. Thus, rising demand for skin care products which made with xylitol is likely to create lucrative opportunity across the xylitol industry players during the review period.
Figure 2. Global Xylitol Market Revenue Share (%), By Application, 2021
By application, the xylitol market is classified into Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverages, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Personal Care, Others. Food & Beverages is garnered the xylitol market share in 2021 owing to rising preference for low-calorie confectionery products throughout the globe. Moreover, xylitol is used for oral health care products as it offer anti-cariogenic properties. Xylitol is also decreases tooth-decay which is further driving the food & beverages segment growth. On the other hand, cosmetics & toiletries segment is projected to show healthy CAGR during the forecast period due to usages of xylitol in various kinds of skin care products.
By form, the xylitol industry is segmented into liquid and powder. Among these segments, the powder is accounted for the highest share in 2021. The powder form of xylitol is easy to handle and to store. Moreover, it is easily available which further offers different kinds of applications. This is one of the key factors to propel the segmental growth. Owing to the cost-effectiveness of liquid form of xylitol is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Global Xylitol Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
The breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic has been impacted by every sector. The supply chain of raw materials is disrupted due to strict lockdown and regulations which resulting negative impact on the global market for Xylitol. According to the WHO, the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic is expected to disrupt regular economy activity throughout world. The market players across the xylitol industry has been stopped their production owing to strict regulation on the transportation of skilled manpower and raw materials.
Key players operating in the global xylitol market include Roquette Frères, NovaGreen, Inc., zuChem Inc., DuPont Danisco, Cargill, Inc., Zhejiang Huakang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Foodchem International Corporation, A & Z Food Additives Co., Ltd., Shandong Lujian Biological Technology Co. Ltd., Herboveda
In November 17, 2020, a joint venture between Harbin Yimei Bioengineering Technology Co. Ltd and zuChem Inc. which designated as Sweet Appeal Natural Products LLC has declared the sale of xylitol derived from the fermentation process. The production of xylitol by the fermentation process is cost-effective.
Xylitol is a stereoisomer chemical compound which act as natural sweetener. It is alternative to table sugar and it has similar sweetness & solubility as sucrose. Xylitol is anti-cariogenic which prevents dental decay problems, thus mainly used in candies, chocolates, chewing gums, and other confectionery products. It is derived from fruits and vegetables such as raspberries, sugar cane, mushrooms, corn husk, cauliflower and oats, among others. It is also occurs in the mitochondria of human body during the production of energy.
Rising demand for xylitol among the confectionery products
The increasing demand for xylitol due to its consumption in flavoring agent, food additive, confectionery, and others are accelerating the xylitol market growth. It offers natural sweetness to the product and thus better alternative for sucrose. Thus, it is used in mints, chewing gums with sugar-free content, less-calorie & oral products. These are the major factors which propelling the xylitol industry growth.
Owing to usages of xylitol in the skin care products
Moreover, it is mostly used in personal skin care products owing to its water-preserving characteristics. It is used to maintain the level of skin hydration which results the rising demand for xylitol across the skin care products such as lotions, creams, and others. in winter season. Xylitol is used to increase collagen level of the skin and resists the skin from sagging. The skin care products made with the xylitol offers softness to the skin and increase hyaluronic acid level.
Availability of alternative for the xylitol is hindering the market growth
However, the availability of cost-effective substitute for xylitol named as manitol, sorbitol, and ethyl maltol in near future aided to hinder the xylitol market growth. The fluctuating raw material prices for the production process of xylitol is hampering the industry growth. In addition, the excessive consumption of xylitol is experienced digestive side effects on the human body. The exposure of xylitol across the dogs is responsible for low glucose level and further cause to the death.
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