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Acidity Regulators Market - By Type (Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Acetic Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid), By Function (Acidulants, Buffering Agents, pH Control Agents), By Application & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6462
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Acidity Regulators Market Size

Acidity Regulators Market size was valued at around USD 6.6 billion in 2022 and is set to grow at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2023 to 2032. Acidity regulators are used to enhance or balance flavors in various food and beverage products. They can improve the overall taste profile by providing a pleasant tartness or acidity. Acidity regulators contribute to the preservation of food and beverages by creating an environment that inhibits the growth of spoilage microorganisms and pathogens.

Acidity Regulators Market

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Acidity regulators are essential for maintaining the desired pH level in food and beverages. pH control is crucial for achieving the desired taste, texture, and appearance of products. The use of acidity regulators can improve food safety by preventing microbial growth, extending shelf life, and reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses.

The food & beverage industry is highly regulated, and ensuring compliance with various food safety and labeling regulations for acidity regulators can be complex and demanding. Some consumers might be wary of the use of acidity regulators, especially synthetic ones, due to concerns about artificial additives, even though they are approved for safe consumption. The trend towards clean label products and natural ingredients can create challenges for acidity regulators derived from synthetic sources. Thus, the risks associated with Acidity regulators may drive down the acceptance rate, further hampering the business growth.

COVID-19 Impact

With consumers spending more time at home due to lockdowns and restaurant closures, there was a shift towards home-cooked meals and comfort foods. This shift in demand influenced the types of food products that required acidity regulators. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is anticipated to drive the industry expansion in the upcoming years.

Acidity Regulators Market Trends

Consumers are increasingly demanding clean label products with recognizable and natural ingredients. As a result, there is a growing interest in acidity regulators derived from natural sources, such as fruit extracts and fermentation processes, to meet clean label expectations. The rise in plant-based diets and the growing demand for vegan products have led to the exploration of plant-derived acidity regulators as alternatives to synthetic options, aligning with the preferences of these consumer segments.

Acidity Regulators Market Analysis

Acidity Regulators Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)  

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Based on type, the acidity regulators market is segmented as citric acid, lactic acid, acetic acid, phosphoric acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, others. Citric acid held a majority market value of USD 1.6 billion in 2022. Citric acid is derived from citrus fruits, making it a popular choice for consumers seeking natural ingredients. The sour taste of citric acid enhances the flavor of beverages, confections, and processed foods. Moreover, an increasing usage will further accelerate the segmental growth.

Acidity Regulators Market Revenue Share, By Function, (2022)

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Based on function, the acidity regulators market is segmented as acidulants, buffering agents, ph control agents, others. Acidulants held a dominant market share of around 30.7% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace through 2032. Acidity regulators are used to enhance or balance the flavors of various food and beverage products, providing the desired level of tartness or tanginess.

Based on application, the acidity regulators market is segmented as food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, personal care & cosmetics, industrial, others. Food & beverages held a dominant market share in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at 7.6%% CAGR by 2032. Acidity regulators enhance the taste profile of beverages by adding tartness or tanginess, creating a balanced and appealing flavor. Thus, the high-quality services and growing usage of Acidity regulators at food centres are anticipated to expedite the business expansion.

U.S. Acidity Regulators Market Size, 2021 2032 (USD Billion)

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U.S. dominated the North American region with majority market share and a revenue of USD 0.9 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. North American consumers are increasingly seeking products with natural and recognizable ingredients. This demand drives the use of natural acidity regulators derived from sources like fruits and fermentation.

Acidity Regulators Market Share

Some of the major players operating in the Acidity regulators market are :

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Cargill
  • Incorporated
  • Kerry Group
  • Tate & Lyle PLC
  • Corbion N.V.
  • Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG

The Dow Chemical Company (now Dow Inc.), Purac (part of Corbion), Fuerst Day Lawson, Caremoli Group, Bartek Ingredients Inc., Prinova Group LLC, Hawkins, Inc., Foodchem International Corporation, Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd. among others. These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Acidity Regulators Industry News:

  • In June 2018, The United States. International Trade Commission decided to extend an anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigation into imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Colombia, Belgium, and Thailand in reaction to a petition from U.S.-based food processing and commodities companies Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill Inc.

Acidity regulators market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Billion & Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Type

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

By Function

  • Acidulants
  • Buffering Agents
  • pH Control Agents
  • Others

By Application

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

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

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


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for acidity regulators was USD 6.6 billion in 2022 and will reach USD 13.1 billion by 2032 due to increasing usage to enhance or balance flavors in various food and beverage products worldwide.
Acidity regulators industry size from the citric acid type segment reached USD 1.6 billion in 2022 and will incur significant growth by 2032 impelled by rising popularity among consumers seeking natural ingredients.
The acidulants function segment garnered 30.7% of the acidity regulators share in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace by 2032 driven by their ability to provide desired level of tartness or tanginess in foods.
U.S. acidity regulators size recorded USD 0.9 billion in 2022 and will witness substantial growth through 2032 due to rising demand for products with natural and recognizable ingredients in the region.

Acidity Regulators Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 191
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 150
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