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Flavor Compounds Market - By Flavor (Salty, Fruity, Savory, Spicy, Sweet) By Application (Protein Bars, Snacks, Meat Alternatives), Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6951
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

 Flavor compound Market Size

Flavor Compound Market size was valued at USD 24.99 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow a CAGR of over 5.9% between 2023 and 2032. Flavor compounds are essential components that provide taste and aroma to various consumer products, including food, beverages, and even pharmaceuticals.
 

Flavor Compound Market

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This market's size has been steadily increasing over the years, driven by changing consumer preferences, the demand for natural and clean label products, and the innovation and research efforts of flavor manufacturers.  The growth of the market is the increasing consumer demand for unique and authentic flavor experiences. Consumers today are more adventurous in their culinary preferences, seeking out new and exciting taste profiles. This has led to a surge in the demand for a wide variety of flavor compounds, from traditional options like vanilla and chocolate to more exotic and innovative flavors like matcha, dragon fruit, and lavender.
 

the shift towards natural and clean label products. Health-conscious consumers are increasingly looking for products that contain natural ingredients and are free from artificial additives. This has prompted food and beverage manufacturers to reformulate their products using natural flavor compounds derived from sources like fruits, herbs, and spices. As a result, natural flavor compounds have witnessed significant growth and are expected to continue doing so.

 

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a mixed impact on the flavor compound market. On one hand, there was an initial disruption in the supply chain due to lockdowns and restrictions, which affected the production and distribution of flavor compounds. Additionally, the closure of restaurants and reduced foodservice operations led to a decline in demand for certain flavors. However, on the other hand, the pandemic also drove an increase in home cooking and baking, leading to greater demand for flavors for use in homemade recipes. Furthermore, the industry adapted by focusing on e-commerce channels and developing new flavor profiles to meet changing consumer preferences in a post-pandemic world, ultimately demonstrating resilience and adaptability in the face of challenges.
 

Flavor compound Market Trends

The market are evolving towards natural and clean label ingredients as consumers prioritize health and wellness. There is a growing demand for innovative and exotic flavors, driven by consumer curiosity and global culinary influences. Sustainability is a key focus, with efforts to reduce waste and carbon footprint in flavor production. Additionally, the use of technology, such as artificial intelligence and data analytics, is enhancing flavor development and personalization, allowing companies to create unique taste experiences tailored to individual preferences while also addressing emerging dietary trends such as plant-based and functional flavors.
 

Flavor compound Market Analysis:

 Flavor Compound Market Size, By Flavor, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on flavor, salty segment held around 34.4% business share in 2022. The flavor compound market analysis by flavor categories reveals distinct trends. Salty flavors remain prominent in savory snacks and processed foods, with a growing focus on healthier, low-sodium options. Fruity flavors continue to flourish, particularly in beverages, confectionery, and dairy products, where natural and exotic fruit profiles are sought after. The savory category sees strong demand in ready-to-eat meals and savory snacks, often paired with umami-rich compounds.
 

Spicy flavors have been expanding beyond traditional ethnic cuisines, with applications in various food and beverage segments as consumers seek bold and adventurous taste experiences. Meanwhile, sweet flavors maintain their dominance in confectionery, bakery, and desserts, with an increasing emphasis on natural sweeteners and sugar reduction as consumers become more health conscious. The market's dynamism and innovation are evident as it caters to evolving consumer preferences across these diverse flavor categories.
 

Flavor Compound Market Revenue Share (%), By Application, (2022)

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Based on application, Protein bars segment, driven by the demand for convenient and nutritious on-the-go snacks, hold a significant share of 54.4% flavor compounds market in 2022 and is projected to grow through 2032. Flavor compounds play a crucial role in enhancing the taste and texture of protein bars while meeting consumers' expectations for a satisfying and enjoyable experience. Snacks, including potato chips, pretzels, and other savory treats, also command a substantial portion of the market share. Flavor compounds are essential for creating the bold and enticing flavors that consumers crave in these products.
 

Furthermore, the growing popularity of meat alternatives, driven by the rise in plant-based diets and environmental concerns, has led to a notable share of the flavor compound market. Flavor technology plays a pivotal role in replicating the savory and meaty profiles desired in plant-based meat alternatives, contributing to the segment progress. Overall, these applications reflect the diverse and evolving landscape of the market, responding to consumer preferences for taste, health, and sustainability.
 

U.S. Flavor Compound Market Size, 2021- 2032 (USD Billion)

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North America dominated the Flavor compound market in 2022, accounting for a major share of around 39.4%. The U.S. stands as a major player in the global flavor compound industry due to its well-established food and beverage sector, innovative product development, and evolving consumer preferences. The market in the U.S. is characterized by a robust demand for natural and clean label flavors, reflecting a growing health-conscious consumer base.
 

Additionally, the U.S. boasts a thriving snacking culture, contributing significantly to the demand for flavor compounds in various savory and sweet snack products. The country's affinity for convenience foods, coupled with a diverse culinary landscape that embraces a wide range of flavor profiles, further drives the adoption of flavor compounds across different applications. Overall, the U.S. plays a pivotal role in shaping the market's progress and trends within the North American region.
 

Flavor compound Market Share

Major players operating in the Flavor compound industry include:

  • Givaudan
  • Firmenich
  • Symrise
  • IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances)
  • Sensient Technologies
  • Kerry Group
  • Takasago International Corporation
  • FONA International
  • Frutarom (now part of IFF)
  • Tate & Lyle

Some of the major market players operating in the market are Givaudan, Firmenich, Symrise, IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances), Sensient Technologies, Kerry Group 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.
 

Flavor compound Industry News

  • In November 2021, Givaudan, As part of its 2025 strategy to expand the capabilities of its fragrance business, Givaudan announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Custom Essence, a US based fragrance creation house.
     

The Flavor compound market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By flavor, 2018 – 2032

  • Salty
  • Fruity
  • Savory
  • Spicy
  • Sweet

By application, 2018 – 2032

  • Protein Bars
  • Snacks
  • Meat Alternatives

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Southeast Asia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia

 

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Flavor compound market was valued at USD 24.99 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow a CAGR of over 5.9% between 2023 and 2032.
Protein bars, driven by the demand for convenient and nutritious on-the-go snacks, held a significant 54.4% market share in 2022 and is projected to grow through 2032 as flavor compounds play a crucial role in enhancing the taste and texture of protein bars.
North America dominated the flavor compound market in 2022, accounting for a major share of around 39.4%, due to the well-established food & beverage sector, innovative product development, and evolving consumer preferences.
Givaudan, Firmenich, Symrise, IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances), Sensient Technologies, Kerry Group, Takasago International Corporation, FONA International, Frutarom (now part of IFF), and Tate & Lyle.

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 136
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 120
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