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Food Coating Ingredients Market Size - By Type (Batter, Breadcrumbs, Flour, Starches, Seasonings and Spices, Proteins), By Application (Fried Foods, Baked Foods, Snacks and Appetizers, Processed Foods, Confectionery), Distribution Channel & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6414
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Food Coating Ingredients Market Size

Food Coating Ingredients Market size was valued at USD 3.2 billion in 2022 and is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 6.3% between 2023 and 2032. The demand for convenience and ready-to-eat foods has increased significantly, driving the need for food coatings that enhance the texture, appearance, and taste of these products. Coatings help improve the crispiness and shelf life of processed foods. Food coatings add flavors, textures, and visual appeal to food products, meeting consumer preferences for enjoyable and indulgent eating experiences.

Food Coating Ingredients Market

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The popularity of processed and fried foods, such as chicken nuggets, French fries, and snacks, fuels the demand for food coating ingredients to achieve the desired texture and taste.


There is increasing consumer awareness and concern about the health and nutritional aspects of coated foods, especially those that are fried or heavily processed. The food industry is heavily regulated to ensure food safety and quality. Fluctuations in the prices of raw materials, such as oils, flours, and spices, can impact the cost of food coating ingredients.

COVID-19 Impact

The closure of restaurants, cafes, and other foodservice establishments during lockdowns and restrictions significantly reduced the demand for coated food products used in the foodservice industry. This decline in demand had a direct impact on the consumption of food coating ingredients. With lockdowns and social distancing measures in place, consumers shifted their food consumption patterns.  Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is set to drive the market growth.

Food Coating Ingredients Market Trends

With a growing emphasis on health and wellness, there is a rising demand for healthier food coatings. Manufacturers are developing coatings with reduced fat, salt, and calories, while maintaining taste and texture, to cater to health-conscious consumers. The rise of plant-based diets and vegan lifestyles has led to increased demand for plant-based food coatings that replace animal-derived ingredients. Plant-based coatings offer an appealing option for consumers seeking sustainable and ethical choices.

Food Coating Ingredients Market Analysis

 Food Coating Ingredients Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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The food coating ingredients market from batter segment held over USD 0.62 billion revenue in 2022. Batter and breading mixes provide a quick and easy way to coat food items, making them suitable for ready-to-cook and convenience foods. These mixes can be customized with different spices, herbs, and seasonings to create a wide variety of flavor profiles.

Food Coating ingredients Market Revenue Share, By Application, (2022)

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The fried foods segment accounted for 40% of the food coating ingredients market share in 2022. Coatings are used to create a crispy and crunchy texture in fried and breaded food products, such as chicken nuggets, onion rings, and tempura. Breaded and coated products offer convenient, ready-to-eat options for consumers, contributing to their popularity in the fast-food and convenience food sectors.

The food coating ingredients market from supermarkets segment is anticipated to witness 5.8% CAGR through 2032. Supermarkets typically stock a diverse range of food coating ingredients, providing consumers with various options for different recipes and cooking needs.

U.S. Food Coating Ingredients Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Billion)

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U.S. food coating ingredients market size dominated around USD 0.8 billion in 2022. North America has a thriving snack food industry, including products like potato chips, extruded snacks, and coated nuts. The demand for food coating ingredients is driven by the popularity of these snack items among consumers.

Food Coating Ingredients Market Share

Some of the major companies operating in the food coating ingredients market are:

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
  • Cargill
  • Incorporated
  • Kerry Group
  • DuPont (now merged with Dow Inc.)
  • Ingredion Incorporated
  • Tate & Lyle PLC
  • Ashland Global Holdings Inc
  • PGP International, Inc
  • (A Bunge Limited Company)
  • Dohler Group
  • Bowman Ingredients
  • SensoryEffects (A division of Balchem Corporation)
  • Bunge Limited
  • Continental Mills, Inc
  • Givaudan SA
  • Kerry Taste & Nutritionamong.

These companies focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these companies are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.

Food Coating Ingredients Industry News:

  • In 2023, Avebe introduced ElianeTM Bind 12, a clean-label food coating based on potato starch that allows food makers to create high-quality and crispy fish and meat crusts.
  • In 2022, Kröner-Stärke has introduced a line of native wheat-based starches that includes clean-label, organic, and gluten-free options.

This food coating ingredients 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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Market, By Ingredient Type

  • Batter
  • Breadcrumb
  • Flour
  • Starches
  • Seasonings and Spices
  • Proteins
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Fried Foods
  • Baked Foods
  • Snacks and Appetizers
  • Processed Foods
  • Confectionery
  • Others

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets
  • Retail stores
  • Online retail

The above information has been 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) :

The market size of food coating ingredients crossed USD 3.2 billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 3.4 billion by the end of 2032, owing to the demand for convenient & ready-to-eat foods.
Fried foods held a dominant market share of around 40% in 2022, as coatings are used to create a crispy and crunchy texture in fried food products.
U.S. market accounted for a revenue of USD 0.8 billion in 2022, due to the thriving snack food industry, including products like potato chips, extruded snacks, and coated nuts.
Ingredion Incorporated, Tate & Lyle PLC, Ashland Global Holdings Inc., PGP International, Inc. (A Bunge Limited Company), Dohler Group, Bowman Ingredients, SensoryEffects (A division of Balchem Corporation), Bunge Limited, Continental Mills, Inc.

Food Coating Ingredients Market Scope

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