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Aroma Chemicals Market Size, Share and industry Analysis Report by Source (Natural, Synthetic), Product (Benzenoids, Terpenoids, Musk Chemicals) and Application (Food & Beverage, Fine Fragrances, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Soaps & Detergents, Household), Regional, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI4596
  • Published Date: Oct 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Global Aroma Chemicals Market size exceeded USD 5 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6% between 2021 and 2027. Rapid growth in packaged food consumption in developing economies and the proliferation of personal care products in the emerging countries is anticipated to drive the business growth.

Aroma chemicals are used to impart a distinct smell or fragrance to various products including personal care, food, and cosmetic products. These chemicals are made using synthetic and natural ingredients and are widely utilized owing to their various attributes including volatility, polarity, surface activity, and stability.

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The aroma chemicals include terpenoids, musk chemicals, and benzenoids. These chemical substances are predominantly used in fine fragrances, cosmetics & toiletries, food & beverages, soaps & detergents, and household products to provide them with distinct fragrance and enhance the user experience.

These fragrance chemicals are predominantly used in household products such as cleaners, hand & dishwash liquids, laundry care & fabric softeners, wipes, and aqueous dyes. After the COVID-19 outbreak, consumers are showing interest toward healthy and hygienic lifestyles and adopting various healthy & hygienic habits, such as repetitively washing hands, washing of vegetables & fruits, sanitation of outside stuff, and regular cleaning of floors, due to the fear of viruses and diseases.

Rise in the demand for natural products from numerous industries especially cosmetic and personal care to drive market growth

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The natural aroma chemicals market surpassed USD 2.4 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to witness a CAGR of around 6.5% from 2021 to 2027. The consumers are demanding greater transparency in the products they purchase including knowing where their products come from and what their ingredients are. Additionally, growing environment concerns and awareness among the population, the use of environment-safe products by youngsters, and greater knowledge about wellness will drive the demand for natural products over the forecast timeframe.

The rising consumer awareness regarding the harmful effects of chemicals on human health has proliferated the demand for natural aroma chemicals extracted from organic sources such as plants and animals. Changing consumer preferences toward natural sources and organic products are trending among food & beverages, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries. The growing demand for herbal and natural products in different industries is anticipated to fuel the demand for terpenoids in the global market.

The growing trend of natural products in the food and cosmetic industries owing to rising consumer concerns toward health & fitness and changing lifestyles is anticipated to fuel the demand for natural products over the forecast time frame. Additionally, manufacturers are also focusing on producing and launching eco-friendly products and reducing the use of chemicals, propelling the natural aroma chemicals market growth.

High demand for aromatic food products, such as snacks & ready-to-eat food products, should augment the aroma chemicals market growth

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The food & beverage application segment is anticipated to surpass USD 880 million by 2027. The growing food & beverage industry along with the wide application of aroma chemicals in different food products, such as packaged products and supplements, will generate high opportunity for the aroma chemicals market. Flavors and fragrances play a vital role in promoting appetite, enhancing taste, and making products more recognizable.

Advancements in production technology along with the growing food processing industry due to increasing demand for ready-to-eat food products is anticipated to favor the product growth. The increasing demand for food products, such as pastries and cookies, with exotic flavor and aroma along with increased adoption of natural & fresh spices and fragrance in the food industry is anticipated to boost the aroma chemicals market share.

The incorporation of fragrances in foods & drinks for enhancing user experience is increasing owing to evolving customer preferences for new products. Increase in the consumption of food & beverage along with rise in expenditure is driving the food & beverage industry over the forecast year.

Natural fragrances offer high safety with smooth and mild flavoring better than artificial flavoring. Changing consumer taste preferences have encouraged food & beverage companies to use fragrances that offer unique consumer experience and make their products distinct from other products. Increasing consumer consciousness about health along with awareness about health effects of artificial food additives has led to an organic shift to natural flavorings in the beverage industry.

Growing use of laundry detergents due to the presence of the large textile industry should boost market growth in North America

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The North America aroma chemicals market is poised to surpass USD 2 billion by the end of 2027. The rising demand for fabric softeners is likely to stimulate the utilization of aroma chemicals in fabric softeners. Manufacturers use aroma chemicals in soaps and detergents for offering pleasant odor to bathing soaps and detergents. Rising population has been driving the demand for bath soaps, dishwashing detergents, and laundry detergents in household as well as commercial applications.

Growing cleanliness awareness among individuals along with rise in the demand for soaps and detergents for commercial applications is anticipated to trigger the use of fragrances for providing uniqueness to products. Also, the growing regional textile industry due to continuous investments in the domestic textile market along with high demand for textile materials in the U.S. is driving the regional demand for soaps & detergents in the coming year.

The food & beverage industry in the U.S. has been increasing owing to growing eating away from home trends and rising consumption of packaged foods. Flavors and fragrances play a vital role in promoting appetite, enhancing taste experience, and making products more recognizable. The rising demand for organic, natural, and fresh food & beverages due to rising health concerns among the population is anticipated to favor natural source product demand.

Changing trends and product innovations along with increasing number of online food delivery applications with the benefits of quick & safe delivery services are driving the regional food & beverage market, boosting the market growth during the forecast time frame. The growing demand for processed food with a variety of flavors along with changing food consumption patterns is anticipated to favor the aroma chemicals market growth.

Key business strategies adopted by key manufacturers to gain a major market share

The aroma chemicals industry is competitive and includes various companies such as Kelkar Group, BASF SE, Hindustan Mint and Agro Products, Solvay, Symrise AG, Robertet, Kao Corporation, Privi Organics Ltd., Kalpa Sutra Chemicals, and Bell Flavors & Fragrances. The major strategies adopted by these companies include expansion of production facilities and mergers & acquisitions.

In June 2020, BASF acquired Isobionics, a biotech company, to setup its own distillation plant for the manufacture of new flavors & fragrances. The plant is supposed to be built at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen in the Dutch Province of Limburg. This strategy is to set up its own production unit for manufacturing and development of new fragrances which is anticipated to create opportunities for market growth.

Global aroma chemicals market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons and revenue in USD million from 2021 to 2027 for the following segments:

By Source

  • Natural
  • Synthetic

By Product

  • Benzenoids
  • Terpenoids
  • Musk chemicals
  • Others

By Application

  •  Food & beverage
  • Fine fragrances
  • Cosmetic & toiletries
  • Soaps & detergents
  • Household
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global aroma chemicals industry is expected to reach $8 billion by 2027 and will record a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period owing to their increasing utility to impart a distinct smell or fragrance to several products in personal care, food, and cosmetics.
Terpenoids, musk chemicals, and benzenoids are some of the well-known chemicals used to impart aroma or fragrance.
Natural aroma chemicals, which are anticipated to observe a CAGR of over 6.5% up to 2027, are noting higher popularity as they offer greater transparency to consumers in terms of ingredients.
The food & beverage sector will cross USD 880 million by 2027 owing to rising penetration in different food products, like packaged items and supplements.
North America is expected to register a valuation of USD 2 billion through 2027 driven by the increasing need for fabric softeners.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 250
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 233
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