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Africa Food Ingredients Market - By Product (Flavors & Enhancers, Sweeteners, Food Emulsifiers, Acidulants, Shelf -Life Stabilizers, Food Colorants, Enzymes, Hydrocolloids, Preservatives), By Application & Forecast, 2022- 2028

  • Report ID: GMI5257
  • Published Date: Apr 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Africa Food Ingredients Market Size

Africa Food Ingredients Market size was over USD 2.30 billion in 2028 and is estimated to grow at over 4.5% CAGR between 2022 and 2028 owing to the rising demand for convenience and ready-to-eat food products.

Moreover, the rapidly developing food & beverage sector across Africa coupled with growing consumption of nutritive convenience & fortified food should support the growth of the market. Furthermore, the rising focus of food manufacturers on developing innovative and healthy food ingredients is likely to stimulate industry growth over the forecast period.

Africa food ingredients market outlook

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 Food ingredients are additives used in food and beverages to perform various functions such as improving or maintaining freshness, ensuring safety, and enhancing taste, nutritional value, appearance, and texture. For instance, vitamin A & D, Folic acid, niacin, pyridoxine, and calcium carbonate are added to food products such as bread, breakfast cereals, flour, biscuits, milk, and pasta to maintain their nutritive value and improve the taste.

Improved consumer lifestyles and changing dietary habits have led to growing requirements for low calorie and ready-to-eat food items which have accelerated the need for food ingredients. Busy lifestyle and rising working population have surged the demand for ready-to-eat and convenience food products. Moreover, growing consumer preference for high-quality food products and the significant expansion of the middle class should boost the market growth over the forecast period.

Africa Food Ingredients Market Analysis

The flavors & enhancers product was around USD 421 million in 2021 and is projected to exhibit growth at a CAGR of 5% in the forecast period. Flavor enhancers play an essential role in the consumption, acceptance, and quality of food. Rising demand for new and innovative flavoured food & beverages owing to growing sensory-oriented consumers and changing food habits propels the demand for flavors & enhancers. Furthermore, emerging applications in instant soups, snack foods, and frozen dinners should drive the Africa food ingredients market share over the forecast period.

Africa food ingredients market by flavors & enhancers product

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Natural flavors & enhancers surpassed USD 169.5 million in 2021 and is projected to depict a CAGR of 5.5% through 2028. Increasing preference for naturally sourced flavours & enhancers as a healthy alternative to artificial products in premium food and beverages accelerated product demand. Moreover, rising demand for clean labeled food products coupled with rising awareness about the health hazards associated with artificial products is projected to boost Africa food ingredients market growth over the projected period.

Artificial flavors & enhancers surpassed USD 251.5 million in 2021 and is projected to show growth of 4.5% of CAGR through 2028. Artificial flavors are ingredients designed to mimic the taste of natural ingredients. Easy availability and low cost are the major factors leading to high demand for artificial flavours & enhancers across the food and beverages sector. They are used in various applications including beverages, bakery & confectionary, and dairy & frozen dessert products to enhance flavour, further propelling the product demand.

Africa food ingredients market from hydrocolloids

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Hydrocolloids are projected to cross USD 135.5 million by 2028 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 5.5% during the forecasted period. Hydrocolloids are used as stabilizers, emulsifiers, water retention agents, thickeners in gravies, soups, sauces, toppings, & salad dressings, and gel-forming agents in jam, jelly, and marmalade. Moreover, they are extensively used in wide variety of food formulations to enhance shelf-life and quality attributes.

Starch product surpassed USD 27 million in 2021 and is projected to show growth of 5% of CAGR in the forecasted period. Increasing usage of starch as thickener, binder, and stabilizer in the food & beverage industry boosts the Africa food ingredients market sales. Moreover, rising awareness about its functional properties among food producers such as prevention of undesired hydration, rendering the desired texture, and shelf-life extension stimulate product demand.

Africa food ingredients market from beverages applications

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The beverages application in the food ingredients market was around USD 672 million in 2021 and is projected to exhibit growth at a CAGR of 4.5% in the forecasted period. Products such as flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, hydrocolloids, emulsifiers, and enzymes are used as essential ingredients in the beverage industry. Growing beverages production and rising focus on producing high-quality beverages have increased the demand for food ingredients from the beverage industry.

Factors such as a rise in health consciousness and a significant shift of consumers toward a healthy lifestyle & diet have escalated the demand for fortified & functional beverages across Africa. Moreover, the rise in number of fitness enthusiasts coupled with increasing consumer spending on nutritional products is boosting the demand for functional food ingredients. Beverage-producing companies are launching low-calorie and fat-free beverages to attract health-conscious customers in the market.

South Africa food ingredients market

South Africa food ingredients market is projected to cross USD 658 million by 2028 and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of over 4.5% during the forecasted period. Well-established food & beverage sector and the strong presence of many large- and small-scale food & beverage manufacturers such as The Kellogg Company, Tiger Brands, Pioneer Foods Group, and Astral Foods are supporting the market growth in North America.

The upsurge in the demand for packaged & convenience food coupled with growing consumers' preference for new tastes and changing food consumption patterns should drive market growth. Significant demand for high nutrition products, and large disposable incomes accompanied by willingness to pay higher for premium and nutritious products is supporting the market growth. Food manufacturers are engaged in innovative practices to offer new food products with high-quality ingredients to the youth consumers. 

Africa Food Ingredients Market Share

Africa food ingredients industry is highly fragmented with a presence of major manufacturers such as

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • Kerry Group
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Givaudan S.A
  • Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

along with several small- and mid-sized companies. The small-scale companies are increasingly investing in development of innovative products whereas major market players are involved in mergers & acquisition activities for market expansion and consolidation. The market players are implementing strategies such as strategic partnerships & collaborations and production capacity expansion to increase the market share and tap the growth opportunities in the market.

For instance, In February 2021, Dupont completed its Nutrition and Biosciences business merger with International Flavors & Fragrances company. IFF specializes in developing and manufacturing of food flavor and fragrances. This strategic initiative will help both companies to become leader in ingredients and solutions for health and wellness as well as the food & beverage industry.

In December 2021, Kerry Group announced the acquisition of Afribon. The company specializes in marketing & production of food flavors and has production sites in Cameron, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya & Rwanda. This strategic initiative will help Kerry Group to expand its presence in the African market.

Africa food ingredients market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo Tons, revenue in USD Million from 2022 to 2028 for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Flavors & enhancers
    • Natural
    • Artificial
  • Sweeteners
  • Food Emulsifiers
    • Mono, Di-Glycerides & Derivatives
    • Lecithin
    • Sorbitan Esters
    • Others
  • Acidulants
    • Citric acid
    • Lactic acid
    • Fumaric acid
    • Acetic acid
    • Phosphoric acid
    • Tartaric acid
    • Malic acid
  • Shelf-life stabilizers
  • Food colorants
    • Natural
    • Synthetic
  • Hydrocolloids
    • Xanthan gum
    • Starch
    • Gelatin gum
    • Guar gum
    • Carrageenan
    • Others
  • Preservatives
    • Natural
    • Artificial
      • Antimicrobial agents
      • Antioxidants
      • Chelating agent

By Application

  • Bakery & confectionery
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Beverages
  • Dairy & frozen desserts
  • Sauces & dressings

By Country

  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • Ghana
  • Tanzania
  • Ethiopia
  • Rest of Africa

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Africa food ingredients market value exceeded USD 2.3 billion in 2028 and is slated to expand at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2022 to 2028 driven by the soaring demand for ready-to-eat and convenience food products.
The market revenue from natural flavors & enhancers is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% through 2028 considering the escalating preference for naturally sourced enhancers and the rising demand for clean labeled food products.
South Africa food ingredients market size is expected to exceed USD 658 million by 2028 owing to the robust presence of several food & beverage manufacturers in the country.
Key companies in the Africa food ingredients market comprise Kerry Group, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Givaudan S.A., DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and others.

Africa Food Ingredients Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 17
  • Tables & Figures: 307
  • Countries covered: 7
  • Pages: 300
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